Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air

I know, I know, I claimed I’d publish a lot more of this 1950 Ford COE just around a week ago. My poor, I obtained a minor distracted. I’ll expose why before long. But, acquire these further photographs of my penance.

This truck, acknowledged as the Flat Rat hails from Keswick Ontario and was crafted by it is owner Scott Badger (@keswickscott).

Scott has owned the truck cab about 10 yrs now. Things really received likely on the truck about 5 many years in the past, with considerable development currently being produced in the course of the pandemic.

From guiding the tilt cab to in which the custom four-hyperlink begins is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Forward of the front wheels is typically manufacturing facility Ford with signficant modifications accomplished to make the steering function at the truck’s new peak.

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

Scott managed to keep as considerably primary as he could, but he did have to substitute a bit of sheet metal right here and on the taxi. The new additions had been sprayed by Scott in possibly white or purple.

Scott and his son also designed all 11 feet of the bed from scratch.

Nothing more than an English wheel and a Princess Vehicle bead roller was employed in the mattress construction.

In simple fact, the entire truck was developed in a instead humble home garage. Proving at the time all over again that where by there’s a will there’s a way when it comes to do-it-on your own fabrication. Anything that absolutely provided a bit of commitment for my have challenge.

The tailgate of the truck is basically a 2nd COE front stop that has been modified to generate a tailgate. Scott stuffed the grill, produced it hinge and took the Tremendous Duty embossing from a late product ford.

“If this is not Tremendous Duty I really don’t know what is,” Scott stated.

For the eagle-eyed, sure the tail lights are rotated variations from a 65 Ford Mustang, Really clever if you inquire me.


Obviously, this truck is pretty substantially up my alley and I hope to see extra of it all over again shortly.

Ontario is again jamming all over again and I’m completely below for it!

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