Finnegan's Garage Ep.60: Blowouts, Rusty Gas Tanks and The World's Longest Ramp Truck!

  • Опубликовано: 14 янв 2019
  • I'm calling this a ramp truck because if you open up the roll-up door, inside the 24-foot long cargo box is a pair of ramps to park a car on. Also, to load the car atop the truck you have to drive it up...drum roll please...ramps. lol.
    Anyway, in Episode 59 of Finnegan's Garage, David Newbern and I flew to Cincinnati to buy this 1989 GMC Sierra 3500 truck, which had been converted for race car hauling duty way back in 1990. We probably paid too much for this pig but with only 35,000 original miles on the odometer she needed no lipstick. There's hardly a scratch on this truck and although she broke down almost immediately and we spent 7 hours on the side of the road in the rain, we still love her even if we don't have much love for the seller.
    This video gives you a great look into what it was like making the journey from Indiana to Georgia and all the fun we had meeting fans and battling a dead battery, rusty fuel tanks and sketchy tires.
    Want any of the gear you see in this vid? support the channel by visiting and copping a shirt, hat or hoodie.
    And if you want some behind the scenes footage follow us on Instagram @Finnegan999 .
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Комментарии • 3 703

  • Mark Sweeney
    Mark Sweeney День назад

    I paided 3500 for and 86 elco my FIRST car i was 17 my dad and i got to pick it up. I saw it once before and drove it before i decided. Seller was an older guy who wanted to get rid of it. I specifically asked him if it was safe enough to drive home and he said yes. He said he was driving it. Car was clean and drove nice. Well long story short on my way home. Front brake line broke going down a hill no less and lost all brakes and my car got totaled. Never got my car home. So, do i sympathize with Mike, yes. I Will never trust sellers anymore. Yes 3500 doesnt sound like a lot to most of u older people but for someone working min wage job on top of my lawn buisness. A lot of time and work went into getting that car.

  • Timberbeast Waco
    Timberbeast Waco День назад

    Do you realize having that much fun has to be ileagle somewhere?

  • Kansei Gazou
    Kansei Gazou 2 дня назад

    Makes you mad as hell! but they are events you can tell the grandkids! :P

  • Mike Baz
    Mike Baz 2 дня назад

    I bought a used car once, 10 years later - BAM, herpes

  • Gmanmovies09
    Gmanmovies09 2 дня назад

    Lol, this actually shows that Roadkill is never set up. All this video was suppose to be was picking up the new truck and driving it back, but obviously it became more than that.

  • mitchamus
    mitchamus 3 дня назад

    A redneck fix is to fill the windscreen washer bottle with fuel, (purge the water - obvsly) and then run the washer line to the carb.
    This is obviously not a long term fix, but might get you over the bridge, or to a hotel, spare parts shop ... etc...
    best to have the passenger on fuel detail. a couple of seconds on the washer switch at a time.

  • Martin Neps
    Martin Neps 5 дней назад +1

    Would be a good truck for landscaping You could fit everybody in it and go to would job with all your quipment like to know more about this truck

  • HarveyD Heffield
    HarveyD Heffield 5 дней назад

    This series is awesome.

  • Rocco N April
    Rocco N April 6 дней назад

    What the eff is the deal with Newburn and his sealbelt issues? Wear the damn thing right man!

  • Steve O
    Steve O 7 дней назад

    cool truck. It has an instrument cluster like one in an earlier diesel truck, judging by the rectangle between the speedo and gas gauge... In my truck, this is where the glow plug light and "water in fuel " light is on a diesel... I had an 82 Suburban 6.2 diesel with this. I put over 300k on it. You wouldnt have had the fuel issues with a 6.2. Just no power. but it would have never quit... BTW, if the truck had overdrive, it would be indicated on the gear indicator. I don't think GM put the 700r4 in a truck with this high of a gvwr. It was weak in a half ton. Gear Vendor is the way to go here! The 6.2 mentioned previously destroyed three (!) in its lifetime! Also, the 82 and newer trucks had the sloped hood and wrapped springs that didnt bend. The actual "Square body with flat hood and coil springs would break at a factory pinch point and bend the hood.

  • whitehope
    whitehope 7 дней назад

    If you would of kept the pickup tube a inch or two from the bottom you would have a reserve

  • whitehope
    whitehope 7 дней назад

    I carry a lithium jump start pack wherever I go and it is always charged, I actually have 3 of them and keep them in each vehicle.

  • rwj74
    rwj74 8 дней назад

    Holy crap this hilarious, only reason being is I’ve been the guy buying a vehicle cross country and driving it home. This sounded like some of my adventures, and my ol’ lady wonders what’s wrong if something doesn’t go wrong.
    It is a beautiful truck, and sorry the seller was a douche. Seems to be an abundance of them. Glad you guys made it home. I’ll be watching more.

  • Ken Moule
    Ken Moule 9 дней назад

    I remember the good old days your having. Tow bars, the mountains of central PA, 4x4 flat towing a 4x4 at night, in the rain and snow heading east during a Nor'easter. Takes someone like you to recognize your insanely cool ROAD TRIP!

  • Agent_Baker
    Agent_Baker 10 дней назад

    Sorry you had to deal with least you got a bitchin' hauler out of it! Trust faith in humanity is damn near depleted in my 33 years of dealing with people like that, but there really are GOOD decent people in the world still. Just kinda few and far between, ya know? If I was that guy, I would have felt really bad about the experience and did everything in my power to make it right. That's not only business...but being a good fellow man.

  • Elisa Caster
    Elisa Caster 11 дней назад

    "I'm going to take the licence plate now" are you f@ucking kidding me!! Oh my God not like this guy didn't screw you over or anything WOW the nerve of some people

  • shortstuff
    shortstuff 11 дней назад

    pioneer kp 8500 super tunner 3 gm 100 gm 50 jenson triax 3s ts x 9s

  • generalxanos
    generalxanos 12 дней назад

    Easiest way to rewind cassette tapes is with the old cheap bic blue-cap ink pens. They'd wedge in perfectly. We didn't have these modern electric drill thingys back in them days, so you had to turn the inkpen with your teeth! Now, VHS tapes was a differn't story, you needed a large man's thumb, thet's what we called it back then. It's really just a big fat thumb. Attached, or not, didn't really matter much, as long as the hangnail hit the tooth on the spool, you could tighten it back up. As we all know, too many viewings without a fast forward to end/rewind, the tape gets wobbles up and down, usually because of pauses in the sexy parts (or so Ah've been told). The drive and the tensioner weren't all that synchronized. Same thing with cassettes. We didn't have that problem with 8-tracks nearly as much. 8-track eating players, that was still a thing.

  • gregory1138
    gregory1138 12 дней назад

    Finnegan you always have my support! if you're ever around Indiana again me and my buds will do whatever it takes to help you, I'm sorry you had to deal with someone who felt the brake light warranty was best. I love what you and Dave have done for the motorsport community, you guys inspire me every day to keep my old dodge truck a goin.

  • Mr kool Aid Man
    Mr kool Aid Man 12 дней назад

    By the way Mike one of the Deputies there was a fan of ROADKILL..

  • Matthew Markle
    Matthew Markle 12 дней назад

    20:36 perfect gas station for that truck Mint Mart

  • Daniel Brealey
    Daniel Brealey 12 дней назад +1

    A Warren G tape AND Cyprass Hill! That's cool af

  • Daniel Brealey
    Daniel Brealey 12 дней назад

    You can take the man out of Roadkill, but you can't take the Roadkill out of the man... 😅

  • L. P.
    L. P. 12 дней назад

    I would’ve jumped over seat and beat the fuck out of that dude when he wanted the plate !!! What a prick

  • Zed orda
    Zed orda 13 дней назад

    This is a great example of why you shouldn't fall in love with stuff you don't own.

  • Eric Hamby
    Eric Hamby 13 дней назад

    Does him and Freiburger not make videos anymore?

  • Jason T
    Jason T 13 дней назад

    That headliner keeps bugging me!!! Can't stop noticing it, LOL!!!

  • Squarebody Forum
    Squarebody Forum 13 дней назад

    Rename the channel to the misadventures of Mike and Dave

  • Squarebody Forum
    Squarebody Forum 13 дней назад

    No twin battery

  • nrgate
    nrgate 13 дней назад

    Well, on a positive note, you didn't have to source 16.5 tires for the earlier style 1 ton rims. Gotta feeling that seller knew full well that fuel system was pooched and hoped you would well down the highway before it plugged up again. Might want to get the new tanks ceramic coated, they will last longer now the fuel contain ethanol. If you are gonna have more down time than drive time, I would coat them as that ethanol blend crap goes bad fast. Hell before installing them get bungs welded in each one so you can drain the tanks for extended periods. Why it got a Diesel fuel dash bezel?

  • Darrell Perkins
    Darrell Perkins 14 дней назад

    Well anyone buying a truck that old with that few miles on it should plan on some mechanical issues especially with fuel and tires, that being said if I sold that truck for 20k and he only made it 8 miles before being broke down I would have done everything in my power to help him get back on the road, probably would even asked what he thought was fair. It's not hard to be a decent human being. great video as always Mike, if I'd have known you were in cincy I coulda brought you a 55 gallon drum and spare pump I had laying around

  • Raymond Farwell
    Raymond Farwell 14 дней назад

    Is this roadkill, because your always break down and freeze your ass off. Why the cops stop the traffic your good guy just had bad luck. I'll still watch your show Mike no matter what, just promise you won't drag another piece of junk out of the briers that was lame.don't mean to hurt your feeling but was really bad.

  • Ric Lee
    Ric Lee 14 дней назад

    It too needs a Cummins in it.

  • Rad GGS
    Rad GGS 14 дней назад

    Thanks for all the advice on how to buy a low mileage classic. Glad you made it back GA in one piece.

  • David Sanders
    David Sanders 14 дней назад

    Dealt belt/shoulder strap doesn’t work well under your arm.

  • NightcoreCobra
    NightcoreCobra 14 дней назад

    What happened to the old one?

  • Jesse kinch
    Jesse kinch 15 дней назад

    The sellers were garbage people, only reason he was helping him was to get his plate back, and slammed the door when he relaized mike was going to mail it back to him... like he was getting it back why was he getting his panties in a bunch? And why say mint truck if the batteries almost done and tanks were garbage... i don’t know how most of you people do business but if someone were to mistreat me like that i would ask for a refund and they can take their truck back off of the highway themselves hahahaha! Let him cry about it, if you treat someone like trash you get treated like trash. Respect goes a long way.

  • Michael Lucas
    Michael Lucas 15 дней назад

    If welder is still up I'm down.

  • Michael Lucas
    Michael Lucas 15 дней назад

    I would be so pissed along with you guys about how you were treated. But "as is" is what it is. Sucks but they could have been some sort of humane and such. Aholes every where.

  • MyREALstories
    MyREALstories 15 дней назад

    Wow...what a d@uche! I can hardly believe the dude who sold it was such a scumbag.

  • Tim Langan
    Tim Langan 15 дней назад

    Great score! You will never regret getting this truck,

  • Doge Maverick
    Doge Maverick 16 дней назад

    Somehow I can't imagine Finnegan listening to Te Donnas in a late 80s Raptruck, I mean that's what they are all about, but it doesn't quiet match up and I have no idea why. Just like Genesis, it just doesn't match up. Loved the last 2 videos btw. Was quiet a low for me but here it is again.

  • chris dachyk
    chris dachyk 16 дней назад

    What years did GMC run this front end on the squarebodies? With the center grill and the two rows of headlights, must have been late 80s by far my favorite old square body front end but you don't see many of them, must be kinda rare

  • Robert P Magnuson
    Robert P Magnuson 16 дней назад

    Needs a Turbo Wing on the truck roof

  • Rabbit Tracks
    Rabbit Tracks 16 дней назад

    London Oh has the best ihop in the world! in 2003 that is!

  • Myron P
    Myron P 16 дней назад

    Most of you guys are just assholes
    Shut the fuck up

  • Todd Rothbauer
    Todd Rothbauer 16 дней назад

    Here’s a good one for you-

  • Brandon Giles
    Brandon Giles 17 дней назад

    Were you rolling this beast through Nashville last week? I could have sworn i saw your truck headed westbound on I-40.....

  • K breaker 450
    K breaker 450 17 дней назад

    dude was a cock sucker about it damn

  • Thunder Heads410
    Thunder Heads410 17 дней назад

    Lol, it's your truck now and now you need a battery and have to ask someone to get it. Of course you have to pay for it, what sort of tomfoolery is this? Lololol
    I enjoyed the video, it happened to me in a similar fashion when i bought my Gran Fury. Said it was running. Fired up good. Ran outta gas in the hood. No plates, no insurance, no title. Flat tires. Got out to push and made me.pass out, slixed up my hand on broken glass from the broken mirror. Cops drove by and gave me a good staring. 2.gas stations out of gas.
    10 months later, it runs and doesn't try to kill me as often lol.

  • LaPabst
    LaPabst 18 дней назад

    Wow... Bitch Bitch Bitch. HA!

  • Stanley Banks
    Stanley Banks 18 дней назад

    You don't have triple A and a fucking tow.

  • Bruce Rayner
    Bruce Rayner 18 дней назад

    Suck it up the truck was bought caveat emptor, you of all people have made a living out of shit boxxes, and you got the desired effect

  • Ant Mx-5
    Ant Mx-5 18 дней назад

    What a fucking dick that guy was. But at the same time he was selling it for a friend. He didnt know he was getting into this shit. But still a dickhead nonetheless. At least they did some store runs with YOUR money after you paid 20k for it. Then he actually tried taking the playe smh what the fuck

  • Thad Knutson
    Thad Knutson 18 дней назад

    Just saw this abomination rolling thru Havasu. I mean it's nice compared to what you usually drive, butt...

  • MrTrenbo
    MrTrenbo 19 дней назад

    Did you buy that from Brad Pitt? "The deal was you bought it how you saw it. You got a car I suggest you use it before you're not welcome anymore." LOl.

  • Mark L
    Mark L 19 дней назад +1

    You bought an old truck as is dude. Like you said, the paint was mint. If you didn't see rusty fuel tank issues coming your way that's entirely on you. The dude was a champ for helping you get the stuff you needed to get rolling again. Your bitterness towards them is completely uncalled for.

  • Noah Webster
    Noah Webster 19 дней назад

    Small world I know Houston he's an awesome diesel mechanic

  • Thomas Autengruber
    Thomas Autengruber 20 дней назад

    I am just as pissed off as most others about how dishonest and unhelpful the seller was...but come on, checking the tires is a must, and with how many cars you bought and sold this one is on you.

  • john moser
    john moser 20 дней назад

    Hey when are you going to do something with the Hoonigan crew?

  • Elijah Hall
    Elijah Hall 21 день назад

    Hurry and upload more videos I think I take to long to do it

  • fastcar1957
    fastcar1957 21 день назад

    Another great video and road trip filled with adventure. Keep up the good work.

  • Brandi Von Buettner
    Brandi Von Buettner 22 дня назад

    Please do something about that headliner !

  • Michael Terrace
    Michael Terrace 22 дня назад

    That Classic Gold tape had Joe Dolce "Shaddap you face"! Classic. Would be considered racially insensitive against Italians by today's standards...hilarious by the 70's!

  • deepfreezevideo
    deepfreezevideo 22 дня назад

    "I mean, I think if you shove it in there, and it works...much like sex, you just leave it in there."
    ROFLMAO - - I need to get a tee shirt that says that - with your attribution, of course.
    Watch this space!

  • Freerider
    Freerider 22 дня назад

    So the guy selling you a truck that broke down, is mad at *_you_* - hmmmm. Strange world we're living in. It's like dropping an anvil off a cliff, and it comes back wacking you at the back of your head.

    BLITZBURGH BILLY 22 дня назад

    DESERVE A [ 👍🏼'z Up ] But ......
    [🖐🏼5ive ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Stars ] AZ WELL .....
    ( KNUCKLE👊🏽BUMP ) Finnegan's Garage....

  • Pazii Cigars
    Pazii Cigars 22 дня назад

    32:19 Welcome to the hood, my brothers! At this point, you guys should have bumping that Cypress Hill loud as hell.

  • Hendrik Granna
    Hendrik Granna 23 дня назад

    there is something like fuel cans ... and somethink like take a fresh battery with you when you buy a used car and and and ... wtf.

  • Armand Tomany
    Armand Tomany 23 дня назад

    Sounds like this Ramp Truck is in desperate need of a Cummins swap as well!

  • Brian James
    Brian James 23 дня назад

    Dude it’s Ohio what do you expect? Weirdest people in the country..

  • Coyote sdm
    Coyote sdm 23 дня назад

    Road kills gone but it still lingers

  • lars kristensen
    lars kristensen 24 дня назад

    well.. would not have helped for free either..
    considering what junk they use to buy think only 1 have made it home.
    when things is dirt cheap there is a reason...
    bought as seen.. when you roll over the curb its your problem.

  • migsbig migsbigg
    migsbig migsbigg 24 дня назад

    Finn, you a nice guy. After what that guy did to you, I would have mailed back that bogus plate in pieces.

  • Lawrence Lentini
    Lawrence Lentini 24 дня назад

    A lot of people in the comments don't seem to get Finnegan's vibe.

  • sir lancelot
    sir lancelot 24 дня назад

    Nice to see roadkill at least one member of it back on RU-clip

  • curtis moore
    curtis moore 24 дня назад

    Call me the next time you break down in New Albany. or Louisville.Id help you free.

  • RTS
    RTS 25 дней назад

    Damn, I would've bought an extra fuel jug at the first gas station.

    WDE ADH 25 дней назад

    Welcome Dave!! :)

  • geoff donovan
    geoff donovan 25 дней назад

    Where can i get that jerry rig hat 😂

  • ken444444
    ken444444 25 дней назад

    Awesome episode! Almost as good as Roadkill. Maybe could have been edited to be a bit shorter.

  • Burke Sellers
    Burke Sellers 26 дней назад

    You must be used to getting pampered by all of the motor trend dick riders when doing any sort of deals. These people went above and beyond what 99% of people would've done to help, yet you still trash talk the *entire family* and bitch about a 30 year old truck having some common issues? Jesus, man. Grow the fuck up.

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  • Morten Henningsen
    Morten Henningsen 27 дней назад

    i loved this videoe. it gave me that early roadkill fealing. love the truck.

  • Orion Howard
    Orion Howard 27 дней назад

    Damn. Ran out of gas 2 minutes from my house in Georgetown, Ky. Saw your post about London and thought how awesome it would be to go there with some tapes. When in reality you were just down the road getting gas.

  • Mike LaRochelle
    Mike LaRochelle 27 дней назад

    got pushed into gas station ... still love these guys

  • jtwmontecarlo
    jtwmontecarlo 27 дней назад

    Mike I think the seller knew who you were and thought this was a Roadkill episode. They knew you could handle it. Still sucks how they treated you though

  • canadacatalyst
    canadacatalyst 27 дней назад

    Because..... roadkill..

  • Barry Linkiewich
    Barry Linkiewich 28 дней назад

    You know, I don't really see much wrong with the sellers not helping diagnose and not tossing money at Finnegan but a "hey, we're really sorry this old POS left you stranded, let's go grab a bite to eat together" would probably have made their shady pre-sale lies a little more palatable.

  • John Becay
    John Becay 28 дней назад +1

    i like Mr. Finnegan's sidekick, David Newbern...he has the proper proportion of "I don't care," mixed with an abundance of southern comfort.

  • 406 nova
    406 nova 28 дней назад +6

    You bought a used truck with a used battery That's who knows how old Left the hazards on for 4 hours killed the old battery the guy was nice enough to help you and you want him to pay for the battery........ What a Dick........Most people would even answered your phone call he just wants his license plates back

    • Scrap To Cash **** Living the Dream****
      Scrap To Cash **** Living the Dream**** 18 дней назад

      +Irezel As is sell. He shouldn't of over paid for the truck.

    • Irezel
      Irezel 26 дней назад +2

      He bought a 20k truck, the guy should have made sure that stuff was good. Claimed it was well maintained, yet it has a bad battery

  • 406 nova
    406 nova 28 дней назад +1

    My C20 did the same thing fought it for a long time electric Fuel pump is the way to go New GAS is not happy around Old style fuel pump and heat equals the Vapor lock

  • Doyle Hargraves
    Doyle Hargraves 28 дней назад

    Man, I'd drop a 6V53 Detroit in that bad boy.

  • Rusty Wells
    Rusty Wells 28 дней назад

    This reminds me of times me and my buddies got into adventures!

  • Rusty Wells
    Rusty Wells 28 дней назад

    This is the greatest video I have ever seen on RU-clip and I have watched tens of thousands of videos on RU-clip!👍🏻

    KNIGHTOFELEMIA 28 дней назад

    Bet that old Chev drinks the gas but for its age it looks great.

  • Johnathan Doe
    Johnathan Doe 28 дней назад

    How does the chassis not bow in the middle? That’s absurdly long.

  • Yorkshire Pud
    Yorkshire Pud 28 дней назад +3

    You've only yourselves to blame for this, you went off, bought a motor and didn't check it out and you got cooked over!!!

  • TwiZ1975cj5
    TwiZ1975cj5 28 дней назад

    The only thing that would happen if a Prius hit that thing in the rear is maybe plugging the exhaust pipe, and leave a mark like a bug hit a windshield lol.
    That dude ya bought the truck is a real dick. Drop 20k and he cant buy a battery for $100??

  • BBCharger5spd
    BBCharger5spd 28 дней назад

    So Gear vendors in the future?