“Ridin’ High: Building The 369” – Webisode RH369-S01E17: “The Crown Jewel”

July 2, 2015

Webisode 17 of 26: The Crown Jewel.

[content: hood finish at Class 8 / air cleaners / interior design]

21 days to deadline. It’s another riveting episode as the crew finally gets the hood together. Back at Class 8 Collision, Doug has finished re-drilling the large hood panels and everything’s ready for Phil and Mike to come in and start riveting it together.

The guys begin by pulling the protective cover tape off of the stainless, and begin to rivet the panels, joints, bridges and trim. A few days away from shipping it to Phil’s main shop.

Brad and Phil install the strapless air cleaner. A supposed small fast job takes hours to complete. The cab and bunk are now ready to be shipped over to Phil’s shop.

Pierre Salois the interior fabricator arrives at the shop to start the job.


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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