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

  • Published on: December 7 Jan 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!Thanks for watching. Please subscribe and support our adventures by grabbing a shirt, hat or sweatshirt at
  • Runtime : 20.38


  • Bloodcurling
    Bloodcurling   2 hours ago

    @9:07 it's a really stupid thing to put your arm over the seat belt

  • Old Smokey
    Old Smokey   18 hours ago

    I wish I'd known this was going on. You all were like, an hour from my house. Which is might I add, well stocked with tools for working on 70s-90s GMC and Chevy vehicles. Dammit I coulda met THE FinneganEDIT: The horns on the older Chevy/GMC pickups have a nasty habit of breaking down, they used a lot of rubber that tends to dry rot (This wasn't always true some used different components. I am speaking from personal experience with these types of trucks) it honestly will most likely be a rather simple fix to repair the horn. The fuel system though....

  • Paul Orozco
    Paul Orozco   2 days ago

    Upgrade that thing to a Duramax. Then you'll really love it!

  • Paul Orozco
    Paul Orozco   2 days ago

    It's in pristine shape. Great find Fin!

  • chatsworth777
    chatsworth777   2 days ago

    Lesson learned LONG ago, never trust a fuel filter in a truck that has been sitting.

  • Great Dimitri
    Great Dimitri   3 days ago

    Wireless backup camera....okay. No need. Everyone just can't stop spending money. They drove in reverse without a problem for 100+ years...perhaps the passenger spot you or let someone else back it up if you can't.

  • james Branner
    james Branner   3 days ago

    Yes I park outside window all the time with both hot rods I have so I can look at them

  • Layne Douglas
    Layne Douglas   3 days ago

    Are you kidding me? The truck says SCHMALTZ Racing Team. Who names their team SCHMALTZ Racing? and you wonder why the sellers would not help out? Maybe they were part of the SCHMALZ team.....

  • Charkes Brew
    Charkes Brew   3 days ago

    Was up with the heavy dudes face why u acting all suspicious

  • aaah tex
    aaah tex   4 days ago

    Plane Lady = *BIG MOUTH-N IT!*

  • chevy man
    chevy man   4 days ago

    hey that big block have throttle body injection? if so I have a intake just for you. edlebrock intake for that. 100 bucks come get it.

  • Brett Carlow
    Brett Carlow   4 days ago

    never wanted a ramp truck now i want one for no reason

  • Serenity
    Serenity   4 days ago

    The way that other guy wears his seatbelt is a bit pointless?

  • UnsulliedSpy
    UnsulliedSpy   4 days ago

    You guys needed some Whitesnake, Rush, and Willie Nelson tapes for that trip--would've completed the package.

  • 79tazman
    79tazman   4 days ago

    That pinstripe reminds me of the late 80's early 90's it has the Heartbeat of America Pinstripes on that thing

  • 79tazman
    79tazman   4 days ago

    I still have my cassette's from my high school days and before they have been gathering dust since the early 90's when I switched to CD's and now I have CD's that I have converted to MP3 so now I don't even use CD's anymore

  • Billy_The_Kid
    Billy_The_Kid   4 days ago

    This Mopar livery D800 truck is probably still for sale somewhere. Would make me a proud son to see that live again.

  • Michael Hite
    Michael Hite   4 days ago

    You finally got out of the doghouse, now your working your way back in!😉

  • 05American
    05American   4 days ago

    I died laughing when he pulled the phone out 😂😂😂😂

  • Bill Blast
    Bill Blast   4 days ago

    17:23 IF ANYONE THOUGHT THEY WERE JOKING??? You can see the chain link fence out of the rear pass. door going by backwards, it's not a joke, lol. BEAUTIFUL TRK, fix fuel issue & remove/replace front seats w/buckets & a center console....then it's PERFECT!!!!

  • Dixon Cider
    Dixon Cider   4 days ago

    "....hopefully we are not outside very long...." David is a great find.

  • joe mora
    joe mora   4 days ago

    what the fuck that chinese music almost at the end

  • Lukas Boge
    Lukas Boge   4 days ago

    It matches the firebird perfectly

  • dirkbonesteel
    dirkbonesteel   4 days ago

    If you ever wondered what 2 riding in a truck look like for 20 friggin minutes THIS IS IT Real nice truck but paint dry dull crap video

  • DannyDanko
    DannyDanko   4 days ago

    First song in the truck is Lynyrd Skynyrd, that has to be worth some kind of good luck. Also Doug Demurro should review this xD

  • Kyle Hill
    Kyle Hill   4 days ago

    That’s not enough zip ties in that bag!

  • Chris B
    Chris B   5 days ago

    That is a clean classic with some serious history!!!!  Watch that tail swing though!

  • Thomas Pigg
    Thomas Pigg   5 days ago

    OH SH!T !!! First you say it then you do it, right before getting a$$-rammed by a tractor trailer!

  • Liam
    Liam   5 days ago

    How did i not know this show existed

  • DaveTheMandingoGringo

    😄👍 Awesome...whoever disliked this video you are a butthole dingleberry 😉

  • Jerri Gray
    Jerri Gray   5 days ago

    So.... Cummins Swap Take 2? - Asking for a friend.. ;)