“Ridin’ High: Building The 369” – Webisode RH369-S01E19: “Looking Like a Truck”

July 2, 2015

Webisode 19 of 26: Looking Like a Truck.

[content: mount bunk / stacks / hood on]

17 days to deadline. Valley Custom Trucks is a beehive of activity. There are still hundreds of things to be completed to make the 369 a winner…and road worthy. Phil announces that he expects to drive the 369 the 900 miles to Kentucky.

It’s time to mount the cab and the bunk on to the frame. Thanks to heavy weight Yves Tessier the guys can manually move the units into place in order to protect the stainless steel. Then attaching the Peterbilt standard Unibilt mounting points, air ride front and back, plus shocks and a torsion bar at the back, and most importantly a solid connection at the cab.

Custom 7 inch ‘hockey stick’ stacks are installed. Phil’s nod to his Canadian home base. Then the exhaust system including Y Divider pipe and Picket elbow.

The hood and doors arrives from Doug’s shop and Phil can’t resist placing everything in place to see what his 369 will look like…

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Ridin’ High: Building The 369 is a ‘real’ reality show that was one of the first digital webisode series on the internet.

The concept: Follow trucker Phil Langevin daily as Phil, his family and his friends embark on the journey to build a beautiful stainless steel custom rig from a burned out 379 Pete. Then they entered the truck into the ‘Pride and Polish Build-off Contest’ at the world’s biggest truck show the ‘Mid America Trucking Show’ (MATS) in Louisville KY.

RH369 is real. No fake arguments. No made up situations. No TV studio help or money. Everything you see in this show is real and true.

The TruckGuysTV production crew recorded all 120 hours of the truck build. Initially we shot using low cost cameras and packaged the edited content for low bandwidth streaming. And because the show was made for ‘the internet’ the entire duration of the truck build was made available to watch online. The Klos Brothers, who are serious and successful truck builders from Australia, were the first to report to us that they watched all 120 hours! A fantastic feet unto itself. Thanks Mates!

Ridin’ High: Building the 369 was seen worldwide with up to 10,000 website hits weekly. RH369 eventually became so popular that Discovery Channel asked TruckGuysTV to re-edit the series into 13 one hour High Definition episodes so that they could sell and distribute the shows internationally. Quickly the show was sought after by tv stations in places like the Ukraine. Staying true to our TruckGuysTV internet protocol television development processes Season Two of Ridin High (‘Ridin High: Building the Retroliner’) was shot and packaged for mobile.

Thanks for watching.

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