Will it run? In this video from the collaboration Fire Truck turned Ramp Truck, where Make It Kustom and HalfAss Kustoms have gotten together to thrash on Karl’s Make It Kustom rig, you’ll see the engine and trans mounts come together and the engine get a lot of work done so that it will be ready to start and run. The engine is an LS that Karl has never dealt with, but luckily Brent from HalfAss Kustoms is an expert at making these things run using factory harnesses and ECUs and he’s prepared to make this thing run and drive and be ready for Karl to continue working on. The goal for this project is to make it run and do a burnout before Brent has to go back home to Manitoba. It’s a lot to do in just 4 days, but that’s what they are trying to make happen.
That’s right, just 4 days to get the cab mounted and the tilt function working, fabricating and installing an entirely new steering system, mounting and installing the engine and transmission, cooling system, engine wiring, cab wiring, cutting the rear chassis and installing a step notch and full fabricated 4-link suspension system, and so much more. No, it won’t be a finished ride at the end of the series, but it should be able to be moved in and out of the shop under its own power so that Karl will be able to make the big ramp happen.
Check it out below and make sure you comment in the comments section below with what you think about this cool project.
On this Episode of Make It Kustom, Brent from @HalfassKustoms is determined to wire and fire the 5.3L LS 4L80E as soon as I’m finished fabricating engine and transmission crossmembers.