Finnegan's Garage Ep.59: I Bought The World's Longest Squarebody Ramp Truck and it Tried to Kill Me!

  • Published on:  1/7/2019
  • This is part 1 of an insane adventure that my friend David Newbern and I just went on. A super rare '89 GMC Sierra 3500 Crew Cab Ramp Truck hit the internet last Wednesday and I couldn't help myself; I had to have it. So we flew to Cincinnati on Friday and bought it, intending to road trip it home. The seller claimed it had just 35,000 miles on it and that it was ready to road trip. The mileage claim was correct. The road trip portion of their statement was total BS! Witness the joyous discovery and test drive of the ultimate hauler and then watch in horror as we nearly get destroyed by tractor trailers when the 454ci V8 shuts off as we reached the top of a two-lane bridge and had to roll backwards down the highway.

    Part 2 will be live next week and you'll see how we overcame the odds and extreme parts failure to make it back home with our new favorite tow pig!

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  • tammy patterson (Jan 9, 2019)

    My son showed me this and I couldn't believe it. This was my uncle Bill Schmaltz's truck that he hauled his race car in. He raced for almost 50 years. I grew up in Osgood, Indiana and have many memories of going to the races growing up to watch him race. He died the year before last so just seeing it was very emotional for me. I'm glad someone got it that will take good care of it. :)

  • Paul Orozco (Jan 17, 2019)

    Awesome! Thank you for sharing sir.

  • Giovanni Smith (Jan 16, 2019)

    +tammy patterson I know your pain, my sister just passed away a few months ago, God bless

  • Herr Novak (Jan 8, 2019)

    In this episode: how not to wear a seatbelt.

  • Rodney (Mar 10, 2019)

    +Gavin Lee that is one of the stupidest thing i ever heard of

  • Gavin Lee (Mar 7, 2019)

    Fuck a seatbelt just tint your windows and don’t wear one.

  • bigrigotj (Jan 10, 2019)

    Anyone else feel like they just got an extra episode of RoadKill? Hell yes!!!!

  • Giovanni Smith (Jan 16, 2019)

    I miss it😭

  • The Workshop Mechanic (Jan 12, 2019)

    bigrigotj And it was free with no tricks

  • sirgallium (Jan 8, 2019)

    god damn the inside of that trailer is nicer than most porno sets

  • Pernic10us (Jan 18, 2019)

    Implying you've seen most of all the porno. Bold comment.

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  • kizayaen (Jan 8, 2019)

    "I think this is the first time in my life I've made a purchase and had zero regret over it." DUDE DON'T SAY THAT YOU KNOW NOT TO SAY THAT

  • bigtipvtec (Jan 16, 2019)

    The gas tanks instantly began to rust the moment he stated that lol

  • BLKBRDSR71 (Jan 11, 2019)

    That or "what could possibly go wrong"?

  • Ásgeir Ásgeirsson (Jan 8, 2019)

    Dude, nice truck. But what your friend did there, putting the retro seatbelt under his arm, is deadly. I've watched a girl die, after a compleatly survivable chrash, because of that very same thing. there was hardly a scratch on anyone in the car. But her abdomen was stiff from internal hemorrhaging. We where a truckload of search and rescue persoel 3 cars behind them, there was a nurse at the scene within a minute. She lost consiousness just before the abulance arrived, and even though they administer...

  • Colin Johnston (Feb 3, 2019)

    +Bryan Vanderhoof are you still going in about numbers 2 weeks later?? Seriously dude? Get a fucking life. Bullet points with numbers are known as numbered Bukit points. At least they where 20 years ago when I did my degree in business studies. If you are a manufacturer of retro products then yes they are a copy of an older style HOWEVER if someone loves the 1080s, listens to the music, drives an 80s car wears 80s clothes then you can correctly call them retro. Now this is my opinion which I'm entitled...

  • Bryan Vanderhoof (Feb 2, 2019)

    Colin Johnston yep, here we go again. Numbers aren’t bullet points. Fact. But I will agree it took me 6 days to respond to you, I don’t sit around in my parents basement trolling like a douche. Get a job, learn how how to converse with people with differing ideas, and grow up. There, now we’re done.

  • ziiofswe (Jan 8, 2019)

    Some people say he's still backing up.

  • Pernic10us (Jan 18, 2019)

    Eastern music says, they may back up forever. Make peace with backing up.

  • rob burdack (Jan 8, 2019)

    Oh look its frank from american pickers with finnegan 😂

  • rob burdack (Jan 12, 2019)

    Finnegan's Garage i mean at least frank was repping fsm gear right ...thats another plus 😂

  • rob burdack (Jan 12, 2019)

    Finnegan's Garage lol it could have been worse i mean frank isnt a bad dude 😂

  • George Costanza (Jan 7, 2019)

    Almost like roadkill is free again

  • Jim Howe (Jan 9, 2019)

    +King Midget71 The ads are there to pay everyone for making the content you watch.

  • Brandon Candelario (Jan 9, 2019)

    +Elliott Vader ItS sTiLl FrEe, lol seriously they cucked us. Motortrend was on the fall, and thanks tonus they were saved. Then they run away and trybyo force us to pay to watch. Fuck that thry wantbme tobpay then any and all paid endorsements and ads are out, but no instead we get more shit because they're greedy. Thank the Gods that Finnegan is opposite of his costar and actually cares about the fans

  • Vet Kart (Jan 8, 2019)

    The only thing that isn't mint in that thing is the headliner!

  • nrgate (Feb 8, 2019)

    and the diesel dash bezel

  • Corvair Chris (Jan 11, 2019)

    Yeah I saw that head liner too, as soon as they jumped in the truck after taking possession, other than that Mint!