Saving Our ABANDONED Freedom Factory Tow Truck!!! First Attempt at Driving It!

Can't believe this thing moves under it's own power! What do you guys think we should do with it?
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  • Hey guys I own a small kustom shop in south Georgia ( SYKOFAB) I'm 4 miles due east of SGMP in Cecil GA. I'd be honored if you would want a slick custom paint job on that truck if you'd be interested. I love watching your videos and wish I was closer to the freedom factory! If you may be interested send me an email to or find my facebook page sykofab and send me a message! Hope to hear from you and keep the tires burning brother!

    southgacustomssouthgacustoms2 gün önce
  • did you get this stuff for free or did you have to pay for it

    Kevin StickleyKevin Stickley2 gün önce
  • Paint it like the dale race truck

    Joshua YoungJoshua Young3 gün önce
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="557">9:17</a> YES! You put gas in it.. All 3 gallons.. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Sajid Tahsin KhanSajid Tahsin Khan3 gün önce
  • You HAVE to pimp this thing out to haul lerpy to events

    Tavin MorrisonTavin Morrison6 gün önce
  • Dang I was just about to ask when we would see the roll back in the burnout comp. The cleetus has to ruin my dreams and say noone can do a burn out in it.....

    Tyler MTyler M6 gün önce
  • Turbo ls flatbed 🤔

    halfassed00halfassed007 gün önce
  • im not sure if this has been mentioned, but if you look at the back of the tow truck you'll see the bar that is crooked. the reason the dune buggy is missing the windscreen is because it drove into the back of the tow truck one night at the races. the driver of the buggy wasn't paying attention and the tow truck came to a stop on the track. windscreen gone!

    jonathan sheppajonathan sheppa10 gün önce
  • "He really looks at home in there " Hahahahaba

    Cb BroWnNCb BroWnN14 gün önce
  • It would be sick if the tow truck got a wrap to make it look like Matter from cars there both rusty

    Angel BadilloAngel Badillo18 gün önce
  • Get Chilton manuals on all the older stuff. We’ve always kept them around for our old trucks. They walk you through pretty much every aspect of maintenance and repair. They are super cheap as well. Also, I would like to see a 12-71 blower through the hood of the rollback. Just a thought.

    SleepingOnTheBlacktopSleepingOnTheBlacktop19 gün önce
  • This thing needs a supercharged big block poking through the hood

    Dead ReckonDead Reckon20 gün önce
  • It was funny when cleetus said they can race blasphemi vs Leroy and I thought oh God that's dumb I think it's obvious wich person would win even Ruby is probebley to fast for finn cleetus will just have to race the c7 against Finnegan at least it will sort of fair

    Garrett BowmanGarrett Bowman24 gün önce
  • As rough as it is Cleetus that tower still is better than some way up North here in rustville central. Someone suggested it be a car tower on the track. Good use and application of that old GMC flat. Nice to see competent hands are on the job in DeSoto. Very cool concept. Best of luck.

    pensive69pensive6925 gün önce
  • That red pull behind you have is called a progressive I have plenty of parts for em sitting around and the bearings are not very much and neither are the belts I could get it up and running for you if you have a tractor to pull it behind probably really cheap. That's what I do for a living and we have 2 of them at my job now. Let me know @cleetusmcfarland

    Michael WunderMichael Wunder27 gün önce
    • So the new mechanic I just hired came from a tow yard he worked on tow trucks daily If you need help with the tow truck also let me know

      Michael WunderMichael Wunder27 gün önce
  • That PTO needs a clean up and a rebuild. Looks to be leaking from every O-Ring in it. They're surprisingly easy to work on. Rebuilt the one on my 99' F800 with Jerr-Dan 24' x 102" Rollback in an afternoon.

    SternLXSternLX28 gün önce
  • I'd love to see this truck fully restored

    Ilya YemetsIlya Yemets28 gün önce
  • Cummins swap it

    You Know It BudYou Know It Bud28 gün önce
  • the tractor could be fixed its not a lost cause but it is old so it all depends on what u wanna do my brother

    Oneil PhinnOneil PhinnAylar önce
  • Call Welkers

    Lexx1976Lexx1976Aylar önce
  • @DetroitWrecker !! Check them out

    Julian DavisJulian DavisAylar önce
  • Hell yeah 🤘🏼🤘🏼🤘🏼

    james warjames warAylar önce
  • I forgot.... LS engine swap while cab is off and then balls to the walls... just a 5.3 or 6.0 would look so nice and modern with fuel injection.... get rid of that steering collum and do a Ididit one with center console and trip trigger to start

    Morgan AdairMorgan AdairAylar önce
  • My husband is a tire tech. He would LOVE to come to you and get you fixed up with tires on all your vehicles!!!

    Lori MastLori MastAylar önce
  • How about Drag Race it against Finnegan's ram truck that would be a cool video

    Lowrenz877Lowrenz877Aylar önce
  • If you set some wooden blocks under the rear foot(below tail lights and tag) you can then lift the rear tires off of the ground without needing a jack. I hope this helps.

    Robert OrdewaldRobert OrdewaldAylar önce
  • all of that junk is scrap metal. those boxes are the ballasts. those are money $$$

    James GJames GAylar önce
  • Hey Cleetus. Just want to let you know a man that you are one of the coolest dudes here on TRproject. I love watching your channel. Also you look and act exactly like the guy I used to know that passed away when I was in high school. He was a good dude and a friend. His name was David. Keep putting out content. Hell yeah brother!

    Eric BrooksEric BrooksAylar önce
  • Man you gotta keep her shes awsome

    Gabe weilerGabe weilerAylar önce
  • You should try putting an A/C idle up solenoid with a switching the cab so it can high idle when you’re using the bed

    Tyler DunnamTyler DunnamAylar önce
  • 383 time!

    David JaimeDavid JaimeAylar önce
  • Hi

    Lucas' LifeLucas' LifeAylar önce
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="109">1:49</a> these are Ballasts for the lights. don’t throw any of them away, keep them in storage so if any ballasts go out you can have replacements. and at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="192">3:12</a> you can see some of the old lamps on the floor of the truck

    Khalid HebshiKhalid HebshiAylar önce
  • I highly suggest getting a catalog from LMC Truck, they have almost every part you could think of.

    yaliso gioouyyaliso gioouyAylar önce
  • That trucks mint and perfect deck. Can't wait too see its rebuild. No small block my 82 square has a 454 and it's a beast.

    Brad KBrad KAylar önce
  • I’m with James, 632 swap it

    The DudeprimeThe DudeprimeAylar önce
  • Can you do piston rings? If so you can reseal your own hydraulic cylinders. I use a fry cooker to boil the new seals and they slip right on hot. I've resealed hundreds of cylinders this way. The only trick is knowing the cylinder type and how they disassemble. Which is way less complicated than boost to compression ratio. If you are up to taking them on your self hit me up and i can give you the tear down info.

    Tom ProsserTom ProsserAylar önce
    • either way buy a bucket truck and make best friends with a local "sparky" because you'll need it!

      yaliso gioouyyaliso gioouyAylar önce
  • Bro if you can get the roll back to roast them and then put a bad ass car and 2 bikes facing nice sides on it behind the cab all roasting them down 😂😂😂😂 you could win every contest

    Trevor HollandTrevor HollandAylar önce
  • Finnegan's waiting for a rematch. I see a Texas Speed twin turbo in that sleds future.

    InvincibletroInvincibletroAylar önce
  • Picture this, the stadium is packed and the track is empty, in rolls James and spaghetti in the checkered flag flat bed with Leroy or neighbor whatever on the back with cleet inside, also about 4 American flags on the truck, comes creeping on the track, the lights come on the music starts playing the truck makes 3 laps, ya know for Dale.. The truck pulls down to the middle the bed raises, Leroy fires up and Burns out off the flat bed straight into donuts and boom the freedom factory is opened for business

    Craig SmithCraig SmithAylar önce
    • Preach it brother

      Turbo TractorsTurbo TractorsAylar önce
  • I've never seen a column AND floor shift before....... Lol!

    Elvis MortimerElvis MortimerAylar önce
  • Can you name the Flat bed the Steele Lift? He was a great Racer who loved the track and the racers.

    leopardskillsleopardskillsAylar önce
  • You Gna use the automatic or that 4speed

    Greg LewellenGreg LewellenAylar önce
  • He didn't say "freakin'" just "see ya later" I'm unsubscribing

    vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytAylar önce
  • if you put these over the mic hole on the go pro you will get rid of wind noise in you videos.

    Cheese FreewayCheese FreewayAylar önce
  • That thing isnt well!!! But I know u will fix it!!!

    Christopher BassellChristopher BassellAylar önce
  • 1) You guyrs are handy! Pull the lines and get them remade at a shop. Cylinders...rebuild them yourselves or have them redone by a professional shop. 2) I have 6 brand new bridgestone tires I would like to gift to you guys but I'm from NY. figure out how ot ship them, they are yours. LT215/85/16 Hit me up through my youtube channel if you want to get it done!

    Pattay's PerformancePattay's PerformanceAylar önce

      vbddfy euuytvbddfy euuytAylar önce
  • I have a grill I can send you

    Ian EavesIan EavesAylar önce
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="617">10:17</a> James' certified ripper stamp of approval

    bminus73bminus73Aylar önce
  • "Hey these tires are debeaded" Cleetus- put some air in em

    seeriu ciihyseeriu ciihyAylar önce
  • If that's a Chevy I have a cab for you it just has a little scratch on the back where the bed is.

    Ryan SwisherRyan SwisherAylar önce
  • if you're not going to replace all the lighting at once, hang on to the most everything, the ballasts are often not cheap and the stuff from pole that came down is likely fine. also either way buy a bucket truck and make best friends with a local "sparky" because you'll need it!

    throttle bottlethrottle bottleAylar önce
  • Doing anything with that 97/03 F150?

    Christian BattestinChristian BattestinAylar önce
    • Good Ol’ power steering whine 😂

      seeriu ciihyseeriu ciihyAylar önce
  • when inflating old tires like that, keep your whole body and face as far away as possible. stretch one arm out as far as it can go and fill it or use a locking connector and long leader hose to on gauged device. It's not good for anyone when they go boom ;)

    throttle bottlethrottle bottleAylar önce
  • yall guys think that square body cab is bad LOL u should see our canadian plow truck, there is about 9x more rot in the cab and the fan hits the shroud from the cab moving LMAO its a K20 4spd 76 with an 80 grille, inch of bondo all down the side LOL, guys that cab is easy to fix, in florida its different i guess, it needs a big block running <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="841">14:1</a> comp and a 4 speed, go SUPER old school all iron, anyway good luck bud love the channel

    Jake FortinJake FortinAylar önce
  • 6.0 ls truck motor swap

    Joel DucsaiJoel DucsaiAylar önce
  • I want to see some kind of a big inch high torque LSX/Dart/LS7 based stroker in that rollback. Maybe an undersquare 454, 4.125" bore, 4.25" stroke through a ZF S6-650 or NV4500 and a freshened 14 bolt with a mini spool. A burnout competition truck that is also useful for EVERYTHING.

    hendo337hendo337Aylar önce
  • Acid wash the bed it will look brand new! - Buy & Sell - Buy & Sell HayAylar önce
  • I hope the old owner sees how much good cleetus is doing with this track

    bssni touirbssni touirAylar önce

    Scott FScott FAylar önce
  • Sorry man that has a spot of rust on the cab that you can’t replace

    Glenn SvenningsenGlenn SvenningsenAylar önce

    J henderskinJ henderskinAylar önce
    • Do a burn out in it

      bssni touirbssni touirAylar önce
  • Why not do a double decker burnout? Do a burnout in the truck while someone does a burnout on the bed.

    Tired BroTired BroAylar önce
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="703">11:43</a> foreshadowing

    Mac PariseMac PariseAylar önce
  • Seems like Cooper needs some tips on how to guide someone back 😂😂

    Tyler WoodmanTyler WoodmanAylar önce
  • Guys, invest a little elbow grease and get all that stuff off the back... You all need that stuff for the Freedom Factory..!!! 😁😁😁

    Manuel Kougar ValderramaManuel Kougar ValderramaAylar önce
  • This thing has got to be turned into the badest drag truck on earth!

    Honk HonklerHonk HonklerAylar önce
  • Good Ol’ power steering whine 😂

    Jack ShortJack ShortAylar önce
  • Burnout tow truck 😂

    Kenny HensonKenny HensonAylar önce
  • Yeah get her fixed up and invite Finnegan down with his ramp truck and yall battle it out on the track ramptruck vs ramptruck

    Driveway STARDriveway STARAylar önce
  • the windshield banner

    Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hideAylar önce
  • The tow truck should be the next build twin turbo LS 🤔🤔

    Chase EtienneChase EtienneAylar önce
  • Do you guys know the difference between a ramp truck and a roll-back?

    Trey RichTrey RichAylar önce
  • Cleetus. I've got a 1983 tnx Sierra and I need the grill. So If you want to get rid of that grill let me know when you restore the ramp truck

    robloxapp22robloxapp22Aylar önce
    • Yeah at least it ain't a does powerstroke

      robloxapp22robloxapp22Aylar önce
    • it’s a GMC course it’ll run!!

      Charming nowhere to hideCharming nowhere to hideAylar önce
  • (bald eagles screech) Another GM joins the fleet.

    EarlW22EarlW22Aylar önce
  • It would be cool to keep the truck the same for nostalgic reasons

    Prometheus 18562Prometheus 18562Aylar önce
  • Do a burn out in it

    Outdoorsman HeathOutdoorsman HeathAylar önce
  • You guys should wrap it like the dually from Cannonball Run. Sweet vid.

    Spennyman10Spennyman10Aylar önce
  • Those square box’s on the back of the flat bed are the transformers for the lights ( I believe they are old style sodium lights made to save electricity) I believe the theory was to use the transformer to ramp the voltage and That gave you brighter lights that cost less money to run... thanks for taking the time to make these videos..

    Pete MPete MAylar önce
  • Let’s get that thing to Alabama to tredwears shop and I’ll take care of the rebuild for you! I have a cab waiting!

    Alex MatzkeAlex MatzkeAylar önce