Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air

I know, I know, I explained I’d put up extra of this 1950 Ford COE just in excess of a 7 days ago. My negative, I bought a minimal distracted. I’ll reveal why soon. But, get these extra photographs of my penance.

This truck, recognised as the Flat Rat hails from Keswick Ontario and was created by it’s owner Scott Badger (@keswickscott).

Scott has owned the truck taxi about ten decades now. Issues definitely bought likely on the truck about five yrs back, with major progress being created through the pandemic.

From powering the tilt cab to where by the customized 4-link starts off is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Forward of the front wheels is mostly manufacturing unit Ford with signficant modifications carried out to make the steering work at the truck’s new peak.

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

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

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

Nothing extra than an English wheel and a Princess Automobile bead roller was utilized in the mattress building.

In point, the total truck was developed in a instead humble household garage. Proving once yet again that where by there is a will there’s a way when it will come to do-it-your self fabrication. Some thing that undoubtedly furnished a bit of drive for my individual project.

The tailgate of the truck is in fact a second COE entrance stop that has been modified to create a tailgate. Scott filled the grill, manufactured it hinge and took the Super Duty embossing from a late product ford.

“If this is not Super Obligation I do not know what is,” Scott said.

For the eagle-eyed, indeed the tail lights are rotated versions from a 65 Ford Mustang, Really clever if you question me.


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

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

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