1971 GMC COE Fire Truck to Ramp Truck Car Hauler Build

Ramp Truck Car Hauler Rendering

YouTube Channel Collaboration Build

Karl from Make It Kustom and Brent from Halfass Kustoms are combining skills and talents on a collaboration car hauler build at the Japhands Kustoms headquarters in Maple Ridge, British Columbia.

Brent hails from Manitoba, and will be “in the area” to lend his LS swap and general bag of tricks as the pair of Canadian content creators and hot rod builders whoop a 1971 GMC COE Fire Truck and a Chevy C30 truck chassis into a handsome and capable car hauler.

The C30 chassis donor was once Karl’s Dad’s work truck, and he’s got fond memories of it from many years back, so it makes for a special foundation for this build. The truck’s chassis was shortened in the past to facilitate it duty of the day, a dump truck, we understand. Karl will be lengthening the chassis to meet the needs of this car hauler project.

Brent is a talented builder and successful content creator on YouTube, and Karl has to thank him again for his channel’s first real shout out on YouTube! Karl says that he’s been a fan of Halfass Kustoms for years.

Stripping and Prepping the Chassis and Planting the COE Cab

At the end of this month, Karl and Brent will work together side by side on this project to get as much done as they can with the goal of getting the truck running and driving by the end of his stay.

In this opening episode, Karl introduce the newest build in the shop and what will become the Make It Kustom Hauler — a retired 1971 GMC firetruck cab he’s been holding onto for a number of years. Karl and his friend Elio and begin by stripping and preparing the Chevrolet 1 ton truck chassis and get the cab fitted for an initial look at what this build may become…

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