Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air


I know, I know, I said I’d submit more of this 1950 Ford COE just over a 7 days back. My poor, I obtained a minimal distracted. I’ll reveal why before long. But, take these additional photographs of my penance.

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

Scott has owned the truck taxi about 10 a long time now. Factors definitely obtained likely on the truck about 5 many years back, with significant development currently being designed during the pandemic.

From behind the tilt taxi to where by the custom 4-link starts off is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Ahead of the entrance wheels is generally manufacturing unit Ford with signficant modifications finished to make the steering get the job done at the truck’s new top.

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

Scott managed to maintain as a great deal unique as he could, but he did have to exchange a bit of sheet metal listed here and on the cab. The new additions ended up sprayed by Scott in both white or purple.

Scott and his son also manufactured all 11 ft of the mattress from scratch.

Absolutely nothing far more than an English wheel and a Princess Vehicle bead roller was utilised in the mattress building.

In point, the full truck was crafted in a alternatively humble dwelling garage. Proving once once again that the place there’s a will there is a way when it will come to do-it-by yourself fabrication. A thing that definitely offered a little bit of drive for my own job.

The tailgate of the truck is essentially a 2nd COE entrance conclusion that has been modified to generate a tailgate. Scott filled the grill, designed it hinge and took the Super Duty embossing from a late design ford.

“If this is not Super Responsibility I don’t know what is,” Scott said.

For the eagle-eyed, yes the tail lights are rotated variations from a 65 Ford Mustang, Pretty intelligent if you inquire me.


Naturally, this truck is quite much up my alley and I hope to see additional of it yet again soon.

Ontario is back again jamming once again and I’m completely right here for it!


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