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Old 04-28-2019, 12:27 PM   #3941
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I wish there were a way to pool our resources together and finish this bus.
I could come up with a couple grand.

I was imagining 10 busloads of people from this site showing up one week and knocking it all out. At least get the roof-deck finished and installed, and whatever it needs to be legal on the road. The rest of the details could be handled by the new owner.


Croudfunding whatever needs sounds great, also.
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Old 04-28-2019, 01:47 PM   #3942
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I'm normally against crowdfunding but this would be a very worthy cause.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:32 AM   #3943
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I have been busy and just getting caught up on this. As I have said a couple of times before, I don't know Tango personally and I've never met him. He's offered countless help, info, and knowledge to so many here. Something needs to be done. A go fund me page, people with the right knowhow getting together and knocking this thing out, what ever it's going to take. At least, a catalog of this build should be done and posted in something downloadable to get it out to anyone and everyone. I'm not a twitter fan, an instagram fan, or what ever it is that's the latest social media thing. Hell, the chrome was done by the same guy that does Jay Leno's chrome. Someone must know someone. Get Jay Leno to buy the thing. Now that would be something!! All I know is this dream needs to survive.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:52 AM   #3944
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Thank you Tango

Thank you Tango for giving so much to your project and the efforts to share it to those of us that follow! I have spend as many days trying to find the words to say something meaningful in response to your news as I did binge reading the entire thread not all that long ago.

I do wish I had the means, knowledge, time and space to finish your project.

Not Against the ‘gofundme’ idea if some folks can pull together a viable comprehensive plan in short order

I did send a brief note to Leno’s Garage website via a form on that site. Who knows, thousands of folks likely try to get their attention so reality is likely working against that idea.

All the best to you and your daughter.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:53 AM   #3945
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We have hot rod and classic car show coming up that would be a great place to hand out flyers.
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:41 PM   #3946
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Howdy All --- well, I'm still here. More or less. Can't get squat done but hanging in there. Had more chemo today so I'm expecting to feel uber-crappy for the next few days.


Still no progress on finding a home for the bus. Damn...I'm really gonna hate it if it just gets parted out and scrapped. I really like the idea of someone like Leno taking it on (thanks for the tip). I have a lot of respect for that guy. He is a bona fide motorhead who really knows his stuff and from what I understand, spends a lot of wrench-time himself on many of the cars in his collection. I tried searching for contact info but came up with nothing. He no doubt gets thousands of offers for "deals" like mine, but if I could find a way to get it in front of him...I'd give it a try.

More flooding in Houston last night. Barely got my Toyota moved in time. At least it did not come in the building like it did during Harvey. I couldn't handle another round like that.


All for now.
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:49 PM   #3947
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Leno sounds awesome, wish I knew a way to get to him. I am moving in the next few weeks, and hop to have a road bike soon after, I would like to come see you and maybe shoot some video and make some promo stuff to get some attention if you are up for that?
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Old 05-10-2019, 05:55 PM   #3948
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Howdy All --- well, I'm still here. More or less. Can't get squat done but hanging in there. Had more chemo today so I'm expecting to feel uber-crappy for the next few days.


Still no progress on finding a home for the bus. Damn...I'm really gonna hate it if it just gets parted out and scrapped. I really like the idea of someone like Leno taking it on (thanks for the tip). I have a lot of respect for that guy. He is a bona fide motorhead who really knows his stuff and from what I understand, spends a lot of wrench-time himself on many of the cars in his collection. I tried searching for contact info but came up with nothing. He no doubt gets thousands of offers for "deals" like mine, but if I could find a way to get it in front of him...I'd give it a try.

More flooding in Houston last night. Barely got my Toyota moved in time. At least it did not come in the building like it did during Harvey. I couldn't handle another round like that.


All for now.
Jay Leno's garage - face book

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Old 05-10-2019, 09:26 PM   #3949
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Jay Leno's garage - face book

https://www.facebook.com/jaylenosgarage/



I think we should ALL write to Leno's garage about this project.
One or two letters is one thing. . . 20 or so is another.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:47 PM   #3950
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Videos help as well. Get a couple videos made and put up on you tube.
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Old 05-10-2019, 10:09 PM   #3951
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Leno's Garage TV show is/was on CNBC if I'm not forgetting already.
Maybe contacting CNBC would get his attention?
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:35 AM   #3952
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Prayers sent your way Sir.

Long time reader, first time poster.
We have to get this project completed.
There are many folks out there that have the ability to make this happen for Tango.
Two links for contact.

https://www.lenosgarage.com/pages/co...e#contact_form

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/

Send a note with a link to this 3950 post thread that started in 2011. Add any additional links that you think will help so that others can spread the word.
Lets make this happen.
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Old 05-22-2019, 06:51 PM   #3953
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Prayers sent your way Sir.

Long time reader, first time poster.
We have to get this project completed.
There are many folks out there that have the ability to make this happen for Tango.
Two links for contact.

https://www.lenosgarage.com/pages/co...e#contact_form

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/

Send a note with a link to this 3950 post thread that started in 2011. Add any additional links that you think will help so that others can spread the word.
Lets make this happen.
Thanks for the links.

Note sent to Jay, and fingers now crossed.
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Old 05-24-2019, 03:46 PM   #3954
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Bless you all for your interest and efforts. I am still hanging in there but so crazy weak & tired I can't get anything done. Can't even sit at the computer for very long.

Still no takers here in the Houston area. As previously noted...my hope is that someone will pick up where I left off and just finish this old gal. It is actually further along than appearances would have you believe. All the outer body panels are fabricated and ready to mount. I was holding off on installing them till the end just because it makes access to the underside so much easier.

Anyhow...thank you all again. I will try to check in once a week or so just to say "Howdy".
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Old 05-24-2019, 05:04 PM   #3955
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If we had the money I would be right there. Really special bus it is.

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Old 05-26-2019, 07:53 PM   #3956
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Howdy @Tango,
I'm new to the forum as of today, and was directed to your thread by a couple of members after making my first post in response to a "for sale" ad. Yours is one of the most comprehensive builds I've seen!

I'm sorry to read of your medical situation - that totally sucks. I lost my brother to a very aggressive cancer about 15 months ago.

Unfortunately, I'm not your buyer, but I'm sure hoping Jay Leno can step in and shorten the timeline to getting this thing derivable! I thought of some of the other TV shows, like Rust to Riches, Monster Garage, and Chip Foose, but they all want to get creative and put their own signature on a build. Subscribed to the thread, and really want to see this thing pan out!
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Bless you all for your interest and efforts. I am still hanging in there but so crazy weak & tired I can't get anything done. Can't even sit at the computer for very long.

Still no takers here in the Houston area. As previously noted...my hope is that someone will pick up where I left off and just finish this old gal. It is actually further along than appearances would have you believe. All the outer body panels are fabricated and ready to mount. I was holding off on installing them till the end just because it makes access to the underside so much easier.

Anyhow...thank you all again. I will try to check in once a week or so just to say "Howdy".
Hi Tango!
I am sorry to hear that you are ill and I know you must have limited energy. If you can muster any energy, would it be too much to ask to see photos of its present state? Does it run currently?
I apologize if you have answered these questions a million times!
Best to you,
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What you should ought do is start scrolling up thru the thread.
You'll learn what you're asking for there...
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Hi Tango!
I am sorry to hear that you are ill and I know you must have limited energy. If you can muster any energy, would it be too much to ask to see photos of its present state? Does it run currently?
I apologize if you have answered these questions a million times!
Best to you,
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Which is why, after directing you here, I suggested you'd best, "pack a lunch!"
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