Carl... You might out a wanted post to try and find tires/wheels from some of the other 1/16th scale kits that were out...some had aftermarket style wheels and tires with them. Hoses and wires you might take a look at old electronics--radio,etc. for the wires from them to use for the hoses,wires,etc...I have done that before.
Carl is a real trooper I know hes been a friend and bud of mine for some time....hes also a gifted builder considering his problems or not. Many of us here have to face the facts of having to try and deal with the insanely high prices of medications...me too...and there way out of control. I take so many there is just no reason to need a breakfast...then there is lunch and bed time. I am lucky to have good insurance but even at that the monthly co-pay its still crazy high all added up.
Dan...Sorry that happened to you all...things like this are just horrible and so are the people that do these things. About 18 years ago we had a Dalmatian named Missy...she loved everyone and was motherly towards children. Our one neighbor who did not like dogs came over around a 8 foot high privacy fence and gave her rat poison...we had here from birth and she was just like a child to us. They did nothing to the guy.