Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air

I know, I know, I mentioned I’d put up extra of this 1950 Ford COE just more than a week ago. My poor, I acquired a minor distracted. I’ll reveal why quickly. But, get these further pictures of my penance.

This truck, known as the Flat Rat hails from Keswick Ontario and was developed by it is operator Scott Badger (@keswickscott).

Scott has owned the truck taxi about 10 years now. Factors seriously acquired heading on the truck about five many years ago, with significant progress remaining created for the duration of the pandemic.

From powering the tilt cab to exactly where the custom made 4-connection starts is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Forward of the front wheels is typically manufacturing facility Ford with signficant modifications performed to make the steering perform at the truck’s new height.

The motor is a 7.3L Powerstroke with a T4 turbo enhance backed by an computerized transmission.

Scott managed to hold as a lot initial as he could, but he did have to swap a bit of sheet metal right here and on the cab. The new additions were being sprayed by Scott in either white or purple.

Scott and his son also created all 11 ft of the bed from scratch.

Absolutely nothing additional than an English wheel and a Princess Automobile bead roller was employed in the mattress development.

In reality, the overall truck was constructed in a alternatively humble household garage. Proving once all over again that exactly where there is a will there’s a way when it arrives to do-it-yourself fabrication. One thing that unquestionably delivered a little bit of drive for my personal venture.

The tailgate of the truck is basically a next COE front end that has been modified to create a tailgate. Scott crammed the grill, produced it hinge and took the Super Duty embossing from a late model ford.

“If this isn’t Tremendous Responsibility I don’t know what is,” Scott claimed.

For the eagle-eyed, yes the tail lights are rotated versions from a 65 Ford Mustang, Quite intelligent if you check with me.


Certainly, this truck is quite much up my alley and I hope to see much more of it again before long.

Ontario is back jamming once more and I’m completely in this article for it!

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