“Ridin’ High: Building The 369” – Webisode RH369-S01E07: “Clean at Last”

July 2, 2015

Webisode 7 of 26: Back to Pieces.

[content: complete truck teardown / engine and drive train pull]

The 369 planning, design and mock-up is done. Now to disassemble everything, and Phil has called everyone in to help get this done.

Some parts will be sand blasted and painted and Doug Johnson’s body shop; the engine and drive train components will be cleaned and rebuilt by Brad Stanley; and the cab, bunk, fenders, bumpers and other custom parts will be custom fabricated in stainless steel at Danial Bilodeau’s shop up in Thetford Mines Quebec. …It’s going to be a long day.

What makes this assemble/disassemble/assemble process a challenge is that every part on a Class 8 American truck is heavy. They make car parts look like toys.

Phil and Mike face the challenge of pulling out the five thousand pound engine and transmission in their confined work space.


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.

Filed in: Ridin' High: Building the 369TV ShowsVideo
Tagged with:

Comments are closed.

Back to Top