Renovating an Abandoned Racetrack Part 9 - Our FULL ALUMINUM Bleacher Overhaul is COMPLETE!!!

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Cleetus McFarland

25 dögum síðan

Finally, I can tell the world I have a freaking SWEET set of all aluminum bleachers! Can't wait to put them to use!
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12961 44th St N. Ste B
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Pythons206
Pythons206 9 klukkustundum síðan
I will ome to the freedom factory when I vist florida again
RV Monster
RV Monster Degi Síðan síðan
You are a good guy. Congrats on all your hard work.
Danny Pitcher
Danny Pitcher Degi Síðan síðan
Never dull cleans everything brother oxidation is no match for it
chuckswhip
chuckswhip 2 dögum síðan
Best take a look at the ends of those bleacher seat bottoms goin up the isles all those open ended seat planks looks like a lawsuit waiting to happen!!!!!
Sonar_CZ
Sonar_CZ 2 dögum síðan
Track need sealcoating. Would be much nicer.
Jeremy
Jeremy 3 dögum síðan
Seeing what cleetus has done, I’d strive to work for a man like cleetus one day. Hope you doing great cleetus🤟💯
Bob Strong
Bob Strong 4 dögum síðan
Aluminum cleaner {acid} will brighten those bleachers right up. Spray on , hose off. Truck places sell it as aluminum trailer cleaner.
Ned Goldsmith
Ned Goldsmith 5 dögum síðan
Dude - where to I begin? You got charm. You got passion. Your name is Cleetus and you gotta mullet. Total labor of love. Have I ever dreamed of owning a race track? Can't say that I have. Am I in to it - well - up to this moment - I didn't think so. But there is no way to watch this video and not root for your success. Tear it up brother. *edit: Oh - and that grass? Takes forever to establish good Bermuda. Tough as nails and re-grows itself in summer. Learn to love the off season color - will thrive when its Texas hot out in the middle of summer and you will grow to appreciate what you have inherited.
Jimmy Stevens
Jimmy Stevens 5 dögum síðan
Hey for cleaning the aluminum bleachers we used this special aluminum cleaner for pontoon boat that was at a boat store, can't remember the name. But it took all the grime off the pontoons with just a pressure washer. Comes in 1-5 gallon jugs. Can't remember the name, but it's a white jug. Worked amazing! Pontoons looked brand new after about 30min of washing.
Jimmy Stevens
Jimmy Stevens 5 dögum síðan
Holy Christ I had no idea that bleachers cost that much.... 😱, You'll get it back in time though...
Jimmy Stevens
Jimmy Stevens 5 dögum síðan
Dude how cool would it be to work at that track for him!!! Hell if I lived closer I'd volunteer just to be there.... LOL
Jimmy Stevens
Jimmy Stevens 5 dögum síðan
I don't care what it takes, someday I'm bringing my boy down there
fullxthrottlexx
fullxthrottlexx 6 dögum síðan
cleetus is an automotive legend.
Carl lajoie
Carl lajoie 6 dögum síðan
Price wise and material wise aluminium is good but when it's a sunny day tha thing is gonna be a frying pan
Randy Phelps
Randy Phelps 7 dögum síðan
Cleetus please make a playlist for the track renovation.. I’m trying to watch a catch up and I keep getting lost trying to watch all the videos.. Loving the channel and content.. Much love from NC
Robert Faust
Robert Faust 7 dögum síðan
Theres only one guy who will go the extra nine yards to make sure he has a legal place to drift n do burnouts
Chad Wyman
Chad Wyman 8 dögum síðan
The handicapped section could be broken up a bit with some able bodied seating. My Dad hates it when he can’t sit next to the group he came with
Kaitlyn Kerns
Kaitlyn Kerns 8 dögum síðan
These are my favorite videos, the ones about the restoration of the track and facilities! I love them!👍🏻
Dj Gladeju
Dj Gladeju 9 dögum síðan
Only if you could bring back Saturday night racing I could see that place packed and one of the best tracks #wemissDeSotoracing
Gavin Swan
Gavin Swan 11 dögum síðan
Solar panels bro
J.R. Saxy
J.R. Saxy 12 dögum síðan
He should have patched the other "The" on the sign....... So it's only Freedom Factory in bold black letters. Derrrr
ThePeopleVerse
ThePeopleVerse 13 dögum síðan
The 4 inch deal is SOP for insurance purposes.
Mitchell Swenning
Mitchell Swenning 13 dögum síðan
Any talks of having Iracing out there to scan the track?
Ryan Knight
Ryan Knight 14 dögum síðan
Use that fancy power washer that you used before to get rid of the oxidization
Nick Stamper
Nick Stamper 14 dögum síðan
It could have been the camera angle but, looks like there's about 5-6" gaps under the VIP seats.
Kenai Tobin
Kenai Tobin 14 dögum síðan
Cleetus is thinking about his future and I like that this place gonna make some good money keep up the great work buddy
Peeper The Penguin
Peeper The Penguin 14 dögum síðan
I now know to respect bleachers... Like holy s**t 200 GRAND WHAT IN THE MONKEY BALLS
william killingsworth
william killingsworth 14 dögum síðan
glad to see you went aluminum over wood. good call.
Brian Askren
Brian Askren 15 dögum síðan
A possible fix for the oxidation is a chemical that's primarily used in washing fleet trucks called brite or aluma brite. I've not heard of it being used on oxidation that bad but it might be worth a shot!
Evan Laughner
Evan Laughner 15 dögum síðan
13:22 is the highlight 😂🤟🏻🇺🇸
Hiei2k7
Hiei2k7 15 dögum síðan
Half expecting a sign over top of the sinks in the bathroom that said WASH EM FOR DALE.
74jojo
74jojo 15 dögum síðan
It's really nice you inform us and show all you wanna show of the FF It feels good and rewarding to support this project started with so much heart!
Loud Mike Media
Loud Mike Media 15 dögum síðan
something happend at 5:09
Grant Snell
Grant Snell 15 dögum síðan
How hot are those bleachers to sit on in the Florida sun?
bill lemons
bill lemons 15 dögum síðan
220k for the bleachers jeepers?
MJM’s Workshop
MJM’s Workshop 16 dögum síðan
New sponsor: Mother’s Aluminum Polish.
dannyboyy1120
dannyboyy1120 16 dögum síðan
Was there a kid who fell last event or something??
Ben Renner
Ben Renner 16 dögum síðan
If I ever witness somebody littering at the Freedom Factory it's not gonna go favorably on their end.
markmem1234
markmem1234 16 dögum síðan
Purple power aluminum bright will clean them bleaches like new
Sean Okelley
Sean Okelley 16 dögum síðan
Does an ALUMINUM Bleacher and Lightening Mix??? Toaster seats? Idk,,, Hope not. Shouldn't you Install an EMERGENCY Evacuation Gate at the end of the bleachers instead of closing/ fencing it off? Might be a good safety idea in case people need to escape quickly from both sides during dangerous weather or an emergency for EMT Rescue to One of the Fans. ALSO: Mark Areas With NUMBERED SIGNS so Family or rescue can go right to their Lost Kid or Emergency Location. All Staff On the Same Radio Frequency so everyone knows immediately if something is going on. The FF Looks SUPER AMAZING!!! You all have done one hell of a job! Cragers For The HotDog Cart??
livinliketheresnotomrrw
livinliketheresnotomrrw 16 dögum síðan
10 hell yeah brother specials😂😂😂
Lapoche Kipend
Lapoche Kipend 16 dögum síðan
i burnt my nutsack on aluminum bleachers
Casey Bowlin
Casey Bowlin 16 dögum síðan
Could get wheel acid, put it in a pump sprayer and just mist them dirty spots and pressure wash/spray them off. Should shine up quick. Looks good man!
Ti Ro
Ti Ro 16 dögum síðan
Both
Omar Bueno
Omar Bueno 17 dögum síðan
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vtsgb222
vtsgb222 17 dögum síðan
Instead of patches look up infared repair on the tarmac
Nike Roshe V1
Nike Roshe V1 17 dögum síðan
Cleetus McFarland, the only YT channel where you can watch an RV tour, a race track reno, mud bogging, and drag racing all in the same place
Who Me?
Who Me? 17 dögum síðan
You need to put in surveillance cameras to protect yourself from stupid/Insurance fraud customer(s). Signs stating the obvious don't sit on the fence, slippery when wet, You park your car at your own risk, Minimize your liability in a lawsuit.
Blake
Blake 17 dögum síðan
Aluminum trailer cleaner used on aluminum semi cattle trailers is best for oxidation!
Ian Mangham
Ian Mangham 18 dögum síðan
15:16
Ian Mangham
Ian Mangham 18 dögum síðan
He sure love's his motorsport 👍
Ian Mangham
Ian Mangham 18 dögum síðan
I was YOUNG once ,sure looks fun 😀👴👍
Warren Miller
Warren Miller 18 dögum síðan
To De-Oxidize the bleachers look for a Pressure washing company that specializes in Commercial Trucks, they have the special chemicals to remove the Oxides and polish up the aluminum
Cyn Thee Uh
Cyn Thee Uh 18 dögum síðan
BLESS YOU MY FRIEND FOR BRINGING THE REAL ROOTS OF A ERA OF RACING THAT IS COLLAPSING & BEING FORGOTTEN ABOUT . I GREW UP WATCHING MY DAD RACE ON OLD ABANDONED AIRFIELD RUNWAYS , DIRTTRACKS THAT LIKE TROJAN , SAUGUS, BAKERSFUELD
Cooper Adair
Cooper Adair 18 dögum síðan
Have a go kart race
Paul Mcmichael
Paul Mcmichael 18 dögum síðan
It would be cool if the ISpost channel Hunt the front would come out to the Freedom factory
edseeway
edseeway 18 dögum síðan
It’d be cool to put in a bunch of retro pinball machines and some interactive stuff for the fans under the bleachers
S88
S88 18 dögum síðan
get some nitrogen on the grass that will green it up
GRAA
GRAA 18 dögum síðan
ff fan donate wall? i would donate to be on a wall :)
silkysixx
silkysixx 18 dögum síðan
Dale Earnhardt Jr is having massive success with his podcast and his ISpost channel of clips from that podcast. The one where Darrell Waltrip talks about Sr has to be the best racing video I've ever watched - and it includes no racing! I am launching the hashtag #doitfordaledalejr. Dale Jr would love to come to the Freedom Factory and cut laps in the Dale Truck. Cleetus and/or his and/or Jr's sponsors will cover the expenses to get Jr there long enough to loop the Freedom Factory and then, maybe, do a burnout in Toast (can't do Neighbor as he's not a GM product, I assume. Would be huge community points if he caned Neighbor around the pad). Spread it on Cleetus' videos, Jr's videos, and your Insta and Twitter if you have followers. Let's make this hashtag trend so hard that sponsors have no choice but to get 200% behind making this happen. Godspeed y'all.
bobby hader
bobby hader 19 dögum síðan
Cleet make sure to cap the ends of the bleacher seats so you don't have people saying they were cut by them.
Bryson Moorman
Bryson Moorman 19 dögum síðan
Clorox and pressure washer is awesome to get that stuff off the bleachers
CanadianBILLz
CanadianBILLz 19 dögum síðan
its really good that ole cleeter is doing his safety due diligence. it really shows how much he cares about the people at his events and how much he cares about his buissness. respect my guy!
Team Winter
Team Winter 19 dögum síðan
Looking good guys. The place has come along ways.
LazyLion
LazyLion 19 dögum síðan
2021 is gonna be a banger!
derek dickenson
derek dickenson 19 dögum síðan
Id love to see the freedom factory one day it would be badass!!!
Kyle Van Tassel
Kyle Van Tassel 19 dögum síðan
Man looking good , keep the crack heads out , I know there are crack heads far and wide looking at this imagining how many rocks they could buy with that scrap money.... Yeah we all got em..... They will sell off a half million dollars of stuff for 100 bucks.
Backyard-Built-Trucks
Backyard-Built-Trucks 19 dögum síðan
What would make it all come together and look awesome would be seal the entire surface around the track . Blacktop sealer on all the foot traffic areas. Cheap , easy , and looks good. You have built you a place where people can come together and have fun . Just don't lose yourself in it. Stay the Cletus wel all love .
Chris Moore
Chris Moore 19 dögum síðan
try looking into Hydrochloric acid to wash the bleachers with, it will foam up and eat off any debris.. wash it down and watch it shine.. look it up on youtube 1st tho!
Chris Moore
Chris Moore 19 dögum síðan
i also see in a video that using an all purpose cleaner after using hydrochloric acid will help neutralize the acid levels and residue that is left over on the aluminum
RX8 Rotary Daily DIY Performance Tuning
RX8 Rotary Daily DIY Performance Tuning 19 dögum síðan
That’s amazing race track, your lucky, you ca. Take your car racing any day 👍😊
Josh Sanchez
Josh Sanchez 19 dögum síðan
😰 noooo. Not the grass
James Whelan
James Whelan 19 dögum síðan
i just watched a vid about Bleacher's and i never thought they where that cool, now im a fan and super happy they are fixed haha
Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore 19 dögum síðan
Doing it for Dale! Good work boys!!
robert nolastname
robert nolastname 19 dögum síðan
will you be having regular racing at your race track ? actual race cars that are built for round track racing, not drift cars or burn out cars or the ones you ran for the freedom 500 ?
Andy Smart
Andy Smart 20 dögum síðan
soo happy for Cleet, turning a dream into a reality not just for himself but all the fans :D any chance of getting a furry sock thing on the mic?
gullreefclub
gullreefclub 20 dögum síðan
Instead of the drop in/over gate a swinging gate is a much better solution and really not much different in cost to construct but looks and functions 1000% better. I have seen them at several other tracks over the years additionally now that he has opening they will find a whole lot more reasons open it up for untold numbers of reasons mostly for maintenance. If I were Cleetus I would be looking at adding a solar panels or even section of unused land on the FF for solar panels because like he said he is looking to be there for the long run and the electrical bill for the FF has to be a nice little chunk of change each month and it will only go up in the future. Personally I think a future upgrade to the track should be the catch fence for not only spectator safety but racer safety as well Lastly painting the grates was a good idea but If I were Cleetus I would also extend the paint 6" on either side of the grates.
Twiff Sir
Twiff Sir 20 dögum síðan
you can tell he's studied Law
Ottomobili
Ottomobili 20 dögum síðan
you need to put a bald eagle statue by the front gate
Maxstmaxx Gaming
Maxstmaxx Gaming 20 dögum síðan
Keep up the videos keep up the hard work
Greg Ballard
Greg Ballard 20 dögum síðan
Brother your glowing like a new father holding his first baby Freedom Factory, I think the pride you show reflects to the fans . This may be the reason everyone cleaned up after the grand opening.
Yuhh Boiii
Yuhh Boiii 20 dögum síðan
Have vendors under the other seating so you can make even more money
Casey West
Casey West 20 dögum síðan
Cleatus once beat me up in the locker room in high school being a bully, his boy James kept watch for him while he flushed my head.
Crazy Legs
Crazy Legs 20 dögum síðan
Handicapped approved👨‍🦽👍👍👍
bob slob
bob slob 20 dögum síðan
Wondering about the glare off the kick boards from the sun
Todd
Todd 20 dögum síðan
Hey brother we use meratic acid to clean aluminum . Takes that oxidation right off the aluminum
Frank Daniels
Frank Daniels 20 dögum síðan
I'm working on a little something I hope I can bring to the FF 🙏🏾
Norman Comeaux Jr
Norman Comeaux Jr 20 dögum síðan
You must 💩 100s
CRAZYPITT-O-VISION
CRAZYPITT-O-VISION 20 dögum síðan
Motion sickness
Sander C
Sander C 20 dögum síðan
Should play hide and seek in there
Dillon Marsee
Dillon Marsee 20 dögum síðan
I wish there was more ppl like Garrett. The amount of time and money he spends to make everything safe is crazy
Roost Squid
Roost Squid 20 dögum síðan
Cleetus everyone absolutely loves what you've done and doin' but you're gonna have to show some humility sometimes and stop winning races at your own events. 😂👍
hubertwouts
hubertwouts 20 dögum síðan
kinda missing an emergency exit at the fenced side of the bleechers
Bryan Kennedy
Bryan Kennedy 20 dögum síðan
How much is it for a sponsor? How did DemoRanch/Bunker Branding not get a spot?!?
Markku Tanttu
Markku Tanttu 20 dögum síðan
So... No tire marks on the mini burn out pads near the ticket booths. Whats up with that?
Budz
Budz 20 dögum síðan
glad you went with aluminum. Much better in the long run.
shamus
shamus 20 dögum síðan
You need to add Freedom Factory cushions to the merch site!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep them buns comfy!!!
Owryen Interiors
Owryen Interiors 20 dögum síðan
Bar keepers friend is a great product for cleaning and polishing all metal. It’s a powder kinda like comet bathroom cleaner
cleric670
cleric670 20 dögum síðan
To remove oxidation you need OXY-CLEAN!
travis sanwick
travis sanwick 20 dögum síðan
shark hide coating
Matthew Meyers
Matthew Meyers 20 dögum síðan
you need dividers in the men’s room like damn
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