“Ridin’ High: Building The 369” – Webisode RH369-S01E13: “A Riveting Time”

July 2, 2015

Webisode 13 of 26: A Riveting Time.

[content: cab assembly at Doug’s Class 8 / brakes / fuel tanks]

48 Days to Deadline. The custom stainless truck parts come in from Thetford Mines and it’s finally time to start putting the pieces in place at Doug’s body shop. But it’s easier said than done and will involve lots of drilling, riveting, bending and gluing.

Phil gets an ‘F’ in his welding course.

The first problem is the cowling, the most complex body part on the truck, doesn’t fit. The difficulties are wearing on Phil, and with hundreds of rivets yet to be installed everyone is tired and mistakes begin to add up… time to call it a day. Mike leaves for his real job as a city bus driver leaving Phil and Doug to complete the work.


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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