Rescuing a 1977 Peterbilt 359 From Its Grave - First Time On the Road in 18 Years

  • Опубликовано: 10 дек 2018
  • EDIT: Thanks everyone for all the views and comments, it's amazing how this video went so viral. If you haven't already, please check out the two update videos I've posted about this 359. If you like what you see, stay tuned for videos on some of Ryan's other trucks...a Kenworth W900A and a Mack Superliner, and possibly others. There's always a new project to work on, whether I'm at Ryan's shop, the shop at school, or my garage at home.
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  • hector contreras
    hector contreras 3 часа назад

    Tuinmurble . Com

  • Stan Taylor
    Stan Taylor 20 часов назад

    Turn the Jake off & then it will shift easier. You could even float shift it if you wanted to. I float shift up & Jake brake down.

  • skullsniper a
    skullsniper a 23 часа назад

    Excuse me....America coming through.

  • skullsniper a
    skullsniper a 23 часа назад

    So gratifying.

  • Наим Алижонов
    Наим Алижонов День назад

    🔥 отличный аппарат👍👍👍👍👍

  • Paul Forester
    Paul Forester День назад

    Hope the man's widow got a good price. It's sad when you have to retire. He held on to that truck out of love I am sure.

  • Papa Mac
    Papa Mac День назад

    That was Awesome!

    (edit) Convoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Vezde Xod
    Vezde Xod 2 дня назад

    Ну Петя, ну красавец!

  • kyle blanford
    kyle blanford 2 дня назад

    She might need more fuel

  • Evgeny T
    Evgeny T 2 дня назад


  • Md. Zaki Shamam/HRD/BRAC
    Md. Zaki Shamam/HRD/BRAC 3 дня назад

    Looks like optimus prime

  • Mark Vanderhoff
    Mark Vanderhoff 3 дня назад

    This looks like the exact same truck that belonged to my grandfather's neighbor, even the snoopy sticker that is on the inside of the cab! He would let me seat in the driver seat and let me pretend to drive!

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  2 дня назад

      +Mark Vanderhoff not that I know of.

    • Mark Vanderhoff
      Mark Vanderhoff 2 дня назад

      +MichaelTJD60 I was too young to remember. Was he from Butler NJ?

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  2 дня назад

      Was your grandfather's neighbor Barry Brown? He owned this truck for most of its life.

  • Tim Elwood
    Tim Elwood 3 дня назад

    Is that upstate ny ?

  • Franky Silva
    Franky Silva 3 дня назад

    Yes sir he is one bad ass truck

  • Adrian Trump2020
    Adrian Trump2020 3 дня назад +1

    Peter Peter 👍👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Alaa Alkle
    Alaa Alkle 4 дня назад

    Ilove this track

  • J. J. Martinez
    J. J. Martinez 4 дня назад

    I truly enjoyed watching this, it brought tears, because I had to stop spinning my wheels last year, due to my illnesses after only 27 years of driving, but I loved this video with its Humming of it's long awaited Cummings down that black line, looking much alive, theres no other feeling hitting them Jake's I can tell, I bet that old owner is smiling down from Heaven, from Him breathing his old smoke stacks, ringing a bell.. Thanks for the tour, Loved this so much, God Speed, Always, 10-4👊

  • W.M. Aslam - Author
    W.M. Aslam - Author 4 дня назад

    That truck sounds awesome! Good to see it back on the road instead of rotting in some field.

  • Николай Иванович
    Николай Иванович 5 дней назад

    Gud deys!! Ay vonth trak piterdild!! Hay math??

  • Davz2SS
    Davz2SS 5 дней назад

    Beautiful Pete!

  • Lowboy 29
    Lowboy 29 6 дней назад +4

    It's a strange how a new drivers don't even know how to read a map book, to figure out where they going, an where they are going to stop and rest, what time they going to get there how long it's going to take them, And how much fuel they're going to need. And do a logbook and MPG all with a pencil and paper. Some need a GPS just to go to town. I groove for just twenty years. It's a ruff Life but someone has to do it and I grew up wanting to do it. My great-grand baby my granddaddy and my daddy all drove. So how are you truckers out there my hat's off to you keep the shiny side up and God bless.

  • Xantteboy
    Xantteboy 6 дней назад

    This video made me love old trucks!!! I would daily it xd

  • Lee Bop
    Lee Bop 6 дней назад

    Smokey and the bandit

  • Curt Ekstrom
    Curt Ekstrom 6 дней назад +1

    That beast would be a great Restoration Project.

  • ead Josh
    ead Josh 7 дней назад

    I just bought a 85 359 with big cam 400 and 13 speed in it. Been sitting for 10 years inside the gentalmans garage covered. Put new batteries in it, she turned on the 4th try. It needs ALL new air lines, brake lines etc, all the tires. Other then that it's in great condition!

    • ead Josh
      ead Josh 7 дней назад

      +MichaelTJD60 if you have a Facebook page I can a video to you! You see it you'll say no way this sat for 10yrs

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  7 дней назад +1

      Nice find! Sounds like a good project.

  • Kyle Kramer
    Kyle Kramer 7 дней назад

    check out the build I just started!! cool pete!!

  • Scott Rittiger
    Scott Rittiger 7 дней назад

    I can’t figure out why I watched this.....

  • baiju johny
    baiju johny 7 дней назад

    It's seems like a new one..... good painting and plaiting...

  • Toll Keeper
    Toll Keeper 7 дней назад +1

    Would you be interested in a 1979 Peterbilt 352 with a big cam cummins? I got one for sale! I am in Denver.

  • Marcin Wolski
    Marcin Wolski 7 дней назад

    Jak z filmu konwój 🦆 super

  • Rita Veloso Rogeiro
    Rita Veloso Rogeiro 7 дней назад

    Did u change the oil? Good video!

  • Jess Roberts
    Jess Roberts 7 дней назад

    Setting in that spot for seven years? Bullshit.

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  20 часов назад

      +Jess Roberts The tires WERE cracked, but not badly enough to keep us from driving it the short distance home and running it around the block. The tires were put on not long before the truck was parked. But they're getting replaced anyway, since the truck is getting put back on the road for daily use. We inspected all the belts and checked all lines for leaks before starting the truck. And if you noticed, the last owner laid a tarp down under the truck before parking it, and there wasn't a single drop of oil on that tarp after we pulled the truck out of there. Same reason the frame wasn't rusted out anywhere...there were no weeds growing up through the frame to hold moisture in. It was a streak of luck...we could have incurred a very expensive wrecker bill just to get the truck home.

    • Jess Roberts
      Jess Roberts 22 часа назад

      +MichaelTJD60 oh where to start. First off the fact that the tires haven't completely rotted and cracked, let alone still holding air and you where able to get fuel to flow through that 7 year old filter is a miracle. Belts and hoses all seem to be doing there job along with the wiring that is all intact enough to not cause a fire. The rodents and mother nature would have reduced that thing bare metal where I live and had trees 15 feet tall growing up between the frame rails in that time.

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  23 часа назад

      What makes you say that? Since you seem to know the story of this truck better than I do, please explain yourself.

  • Tbone Pickens
    Tbone Pickens 7 дней назад

    With jake brakes you hardly have to use air brakes?

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  7 дней назад

      They're supposed to be used in addition to the air brakes if you are pulling a heavy load...the air brakes alone usually aren't enough to stop a loaded truck, especially if you're going downhill. Obviously he wasn't pulling a trailer in this video, but he was using the jake brake in case the air brakes were to fail going down the mountain.

  • Kacey Smith
    Kacey Smith 7 дней назад

    Can someone please explain why there are three brake valves on the dash? I might be showing my age here (yes I’m a younger guy with no experience in older trucks) but I’m only familiar with having two brake valves up there.

  • Carlos Octavio Aguilar
    Carlos Octavio Aguilar 7 дней назад

    Great thinking of getting that truck

  • Drummerguy
    Drummerguy 8 дней назад

    I love hearing that turbo

  • Big Ugly
    Big Ugly 8 дней назад


  • Gary Harrall
    Gary Harrall 8 дней назад

    Would love to see if it is done and what it looks like now.

  • Arturo Gonzalez
    Arturo Gonzalez 8 дней назад

    Nice truck brother

  • Glenn Thomason
    Glenn Thomason 8 дней назад

    Turn the jake brake off and she will shift smooth. that old Pete has style . should of tryed the cb for a radio check ?? 10-21 check? . that old truckers ghost is in that cab . 👻

  • محمد ابراهيم
    محمد ابراهيم 9 дней назад


  • Bryce Cannon
    Bryce Cannon 9 дней назад

    I'll be happy when they finally outlaw jake brakes completely.

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  9 дней назад

      I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want to rely solely on the service brakes to stop a truck this size. Especially when you're travelling downhill pulling 80,000 lbs behind you...the service brakes won't help much.

  • 78mikehayes
    78mikehayes 9 дней назад

    Any more videos of it since cleaning it up?

  • just someone
    just someone 9 дней назад

    if im wrong im wrong...if the truck sat for 18 years wouldent the tires be flat and rotten

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  9 дней назад

      It hadn't been tagged for commercial use in 18 years, but it was parked in that spot for only about 7 years. The tires weren't great, but they surprisingly held air and were good enough to drive it home.

  • M C
    M C 9 дней назад


  • cole west
    cole west 9 дней назад +1

    This has been in my recommended for qhat feels like forever. I'm glad i finally watched it!

  • Troy Adams Jr
    Troy Adams Jr 9 дней назад

    Good running truck how many miles does it got

    • Jeffrey Thomas
      Jeffrey Thomas 9 дней назад

      Odometer read 600000 but he said probably 1.6 million

  • Nasicher
    Nasicher 10 дней назад +5

    Das Geräusch vom Turbo .... Wahnsinn !!
    Leider in Deutschland nicht möglich

  • Clifford RomanNose
    Clifford RomanNose 10 дней назад

    F'n SWEEEET!

  • Marcus Williams
    Marcus Williams 10 дней назад

    I want to buy this truck. Marcus williams 734 474 2259. Or email.

    • Bulldog Chaser
      Bulldog Chaser 4 дня назад

      It's already been sold. Sorry

    • Marcus Williams
      Marcus Williams 10 дней назад

      You have my word this truck will stay well as libg as im on earth!

  • Troy Something
    Troy Something 10 дней назад

    I remember someone posting this in a peterbilt group I'm in on Facebook a couple months ago

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  10 дней назад

      It's been shared on a lot of Facebook groups.

  • Timmy Cook
    Timmy Cook 10 дней назад

    truck abuse-parked and forgotten. a little sad.
    best part of it all tho, was when yall brought the old gal back to life start'n her up!
    thing of beauty fella's,

  • Van Poll
    Van Poll 10 дней назад +6

    What a quality built Truck. Unbelievable it ran so good after sitting in the woods for years. I can not believe it. I once salvaged a Mercedes Benz that had been sitting in a nice garage for a few years and it was a catastrophy.

  • Alex Ryder
    Alex Ryder 10 дней назад

    Did the horns not work?

    • Alex Ryder
      Alex Ryder 10 дней назад +1

      MichaelTJD60 ahh that’s too bad was hoping to hear em. Hopefully you get everything fixed up very nice truck. I don’t know too much about them but very nice.

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  10 дней назад +1

      No sadly. The pull cable broke.

  • Jesi Vroman
    Jesi Vroman 11 дней назад +5

    you did the right thing to save that semi

  • Xatruch
    Xatruch 11 дней назад

    How about we use the engine brake "erry" time we pass a neighbors house? he was hitting it like he had a new toy rofl... that engine sounds too good after rusting for 18 yrs.

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  11 дней назад

      +Xatruch He's going to send us pictures occasionally, and I'm going to upload them when I can. I'm hoping he will send a video or two.

    • Xatruch
      Xatruch 11 дней назад

      +MichaelTJD60 any chance the new owner will keep us updated?

    • Xatruch
      Xatruch 11 дней назад +1

      +MichaelTJD60 Don't get me wrong, I would be spamming the jakes too, that was part of the fun of driving the Pete.

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  11 дней назад

      The jake brake is still quieter than the sound of the truck crashing through one of those houses if the service brakes failed.

  • Breezy Mods
    Breezy Mods 11 дней назад

    So American Austin Powers

  • vasilympv
    vasilympv 11 дней назад

    Amazing truck!

  • dady big
    dady big 11 дней назад

    Good truck it's going to look nice when he is done

  • Mike D.
    Mike D. 11 дней назад

    So glad your not restoring it. It looks bad ass just the way it is. Love the look of this rig!

  • Cyndi Roach
    Cyndi Roach 11 дней назад +8

    I would love to see my Gpa old trucks restored and moving in his memory! This is so awesome! Every time I see a dark green Pete my heart feels w happiness! All these haters must not realize how they get their organic sea weed gets to the grocery store! Lol!

    • Curt Charlson
      Curt Charlson 7 дней назад

      I would love to see them

    • Cyndi Roach
      Cyndi Roach 7 дней назад

      Curt Charlson all Pete’s that all he ever drove

    • Curt Charlson
      Curt Charlson 7 дней назад

      Cyndi what kind of old trucks are they?

  • Fink's Garage
    Fink's Garage 11 дней назад +1

    7.9m lol congrats man

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  11 дней назад +1

      Lol thanks, I can't believe it.

  • Игорь Акимов
    Игорь Акимов 12 дней назад

    Отличная техника ! Хром на трубах как новый, резинки целые, умели делать ! Привет из России !!!

  • mrbigg7255
    mrbigg7255 12 дней назад

    Wow. 7.9 million views. 👍

  • Carlos Aguilar
    Carlos Aguilar 12 дней назад +1

    Like si te encanta ese sonido del supercargador 😍

  • Victor Velez
    Victor Velez 12 дней назад

    What a Beauty!!!

  • Blak Berry
    Blak Berry 12 дней назад +2

    Good job guys! I had a 79' log truck I drove for a few years. 2nd best truck I ever had.

  • Robert Morton
    Robert Morton 12 дней назад +8

    The whistle of that Cummins turbo is like music to an old tractor trailer drivers ears .

    • fordsho joe
      fordsho joe 8 дней назад

      +Robin Oliver it is possible to like both. you don't have to like just one or the other ive been driving for about 5 years and still like the way a pick up sounds.

    • Robin Oliver
      Robin Oliver 9 дней назад

      Robert Morton sort of, because truck drivers if they have been in the business long enough. And some of the trucks I've driven,with those turbos in them side by would never hear those pick ups next to a semi,And most those fellas that drive those pick um up trucks, wouldn't know the first thing about driving a tractor. So I would say to most of you out there. That wouldn't know the first thing,about driving a tractor with non synchronized gears. It would be music to there ears,and I've seen many come in fill out an application. And they take there road test,or asked about driving a tractor with none synchronized gears they have not the first idea, Of what the boss man just asked them. That stops them dead in there tracks.Because they don't have a clue. Those pick up trucks,don't impress me one fuckin bit.

  • SunshineCloudyMusic
    SunshineCloudyMusic 12 дней назад

    Its a Beautiful Truck lol

  • Don Juan72
    Don Juan72 12 дней назад

    I was waiting to hear the air horn.

  • Bobs place
    Bobs place 12 дней назад

    Sweet Rig glad you saved it from a bad demise its history will live on and the owner may he rest in piece is looking down with a smile. (GOD SPEED)

  • Blue Leader
    Blue Leader 12 дней назад

    Roll on highway, Roll on crew, Roll on momma like asked you to do, and roll on 18-Wheeler, ROLL ON!!!
    Support the men and women of the trucking industry and all the time they spend on the roads and dedicating their lives to their beloved jobs.

  • Bontemps Jean Paul
    Bontemps Jean Paul 12 дней назад

    I get tears of joy when I see this big rig ptbilt come to life it like a dog which release from its captivity and profit air of freedom

  • Beamer1987
    Beamer1987 13 дней назад

    Awesome!!! 👍🏻😎

  • Suzy Qgirl
    Suzy Qgirl 13 дней назад +3

    I share the feeling, the owner must have cared deeply about her,,,mine is called Edy I am a 66 yr old female mechanic/truckdriver (not gay) I have a family

    • Suzy Qgirl
      Suzy Qgirl 3 дня назад

      Jeeezz ,Jerry H, I love you right back!!

    • Jerry H
      Jerry H 9 дней назад +1

      Suzy Qgirl
      Suzy, if you were gay, it wouldn’t matter. You are human, like all of us on planet earth!
      Peace sister!
      Cali loves strong independent women, gay or straight.
      Love on ya!

    • Team 563
      Team 563 11 дней назад +1

      (Not gay)😂😂

  • Chris Kotto
    Chris Kotto 13 дней назад

    A old Cummins is :) a old cat is :)

  • Scott Geer
    Scott Geer 13 дней назад

    All ya need is a 79 TA. And we runnin..

  • Scott Geer
    Scott Geer 13 дней назад

    We got a lonnng way to go..... all I could think.

  • Andrew Arceneaux
    Andrew Arceneaux 13 дней назад

    Dude, get away from that chain. If it breaks, a link can go through your skull.

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  13 дней назад

      I wasn't standing as close as you think. The video is slightly zoomed in.

  • Michael Hyde-Parker
    Michael Hyde-Parker 13 дней назад

    a beautiful old rig & like all of the old trucks, they never die, they just sleep a bit deeper than others. I grew up with old smokey diesel engines & noisy jake brakes & love the sound. Great job getting her running.

  • Jose Vargas
    Jose Vargas 13 дней назад

    Cummigs. # 1.

  • Jude Frey
    Jude Frey 13 дней назад

    Wow you guys got it on the road within 8 minutes lmao

  • Rick Owens
    Rick Owens 13 дней назад

    I love old motors boys, this video is pure joy.

  • Adan Dre
    Adan Dre 13 дней назад

    Did you fixed it that’s all I’m trying to know...

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  13 дней назад

      It's getting restored currently, and will be put back to work within the next year or so.

  • Anthonio Nesbitt
    Anthonio Nesbitt 14 дней назад +3

    I have a peterbilt just like that :-)

  • David's Garage
    David's Garage 14 дней назад +15

    How could 3.6k people dislike this video tree huggers global warming activist snowflakes I love these coal rollin beasts.

  • ethan Smith
    ethan Smith 14 дней назад +2

    Is that truck for sale now.

  • Adam Zwiten
    Adam Zwiten 14 дней назад

    Old and strong 💪

  • Joseph Williams
    Joseph Williams 14 дней назад

    One word. Awesome!

  • Dhimas Barracuda
    Dhimas Barracuda 14 дней назад

    Optimus Prime

  • John Christiansen
    John Christiansen 14 дней назад +3

    Nice lookin truck... how much did u pay?

  • Sir Podgy
    Sir Podgy 14 дней назад

    Why was it abandoned though?

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  10 дней назад

      The owner acquired a nervous system-damaging disease and could no longer drive, then eventually passed away from cancer.

  • Dylan Petropoulos
    Dylan Petropoulos 14 дней назад +8

    I love the sound of that cummins coming back to life

    • Sreedevi Neelesh Ammu
      Sreedevi Neelesh Ammu 4 дня назад

      It is unbelievable. It gets started after so many decades. Now days a six months unused car doesn't start so easily. High quality machine.

  • Soo Line
    Soo Line 14 дней назад

    My dad drove a 359 Pete for a rock quarry. Dump truck and pup trailer.
    It was a beautiful blue, almost sky blue, but a shade or two darker. It was named "The Stone Doctor" and had a painting of a caveman with a stethoscope on the hood. When I was born, a little cave-baby was painted on the hood as well. Dad won a truck show with it when I was barely 1 year old. I have a lot of good memories riding down the road in that thing. We'd always stop for pancakes at this little hole in the wall, mom and pop truck stop.
    18 speed transmission, Caterpillar diesel and straight pipes. Boy did she roar!
    Sadly, she is many years in the junkyard now. The quarry owner sold it off to another company, which just ran it into the ground. When Dad found out, he was heartbroken. Told the owner he would have bought it from him instead of the other place.
    She still survives in one small way, though. The last time Dad visited the quarry before the truck was sold (We were doing some landscaping, Dad was good friends with the owner so he would get a good deal on stone) the bug shield was leaning up against the wall inside the maintenance shop. It had broken off, and they were just going to throw it away. He let Dad take it home with him, where it hangs in our garage, "The Stone Doctor" proudly displayed.

  • Ref78 Stewart
    Ref78 Stewart 15 дней назад

    Men: YAAA! Women: huh? LOL

  • The ToeCutter
    The ToeCutter 15 дней назад

    Awesome video!! She’s purring like a big ol pussy cat thru those mountain roads. It’s good to see a Peterbuilt where it belongs, On The Road just a keep on truckn

  • Ranek Eisenkralle
    Ranek Eisenkralle 15 дней назад

    It's nice to see you taking care of such a nice piece of technology. I'm sure its previous owner would have appreciated that. One question though since I have no clue about these trucks. What is this semi-transparent piece of plastic sticking up from the front end of the engine cover?

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  14 дней назад

      +Ranek Eisenkralle They were, but probably not very effective on those huge windshields when traveling down the highway.

    • Ranek Eisenkralle
      Ranek Eisenkralle 14 дней назад

      +MichaelTJD60 Eh.. kinda ruins the already limited field of view though. Guess windshield washers were no option back then, hm?

    • MichaelTJD60
      MichaelTJD60  14 дней назад

      That's a bug deflector shield, keeps bugs from splattering on the windshield.

  • Alex Segers
    Alex Segers 15 дней назад +2

    i could tell just by watching this movie that you guys do care about the truck and its history. Loved it all the way.

  • J.C Sagittarius
    J.C Sagittarius 15 дней назад +1

    un dislike por la contaminacion que hace por ese humo eso y ya

  • 03stardriver
    03stardriver 15 дней назад +19

    Sweet old truck, keep doing what you're doing and ignore the negative comments.