Hey AzzaMat, I've been following this for quite a while and have been highly impressed with the amount of talent you've put into modelling and texturing alike. I map for Source SDK, and believe it or not, following this thread has inspired me to pick up modelling and stylistic texturing. Anyway, I can totally help you with ripping the textures from Crash 1. I've ripped a ton already from the first level, sunset vista (or lost city), and road to nowhere. I've been attempting to make a map with them:
But yeah if you want me to upload some of the textures from the first level for reference, I'll gladly oblige.