Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air

I know, I know, I explained I’d write-up far more of this 1950 Ford COE just around a 7 days ago. My negative, I bought a tiny distracted. I’ll expose why soon. But, get these additional pics of my penance.

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

Scott has owned the truck cab about ten several years now. Things seriously bought heading on the truck about 5 years in the past, with substantial progress getting manufactured for the duration of the pandemic.

From powering the tilt taxi to in which the custom four-url starts is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Ahead of the entrance wheels is primarily manufacturing facility Ford with signficant modifications carried out to make the steering get the job done at the truck’s new height.

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

Scott managed to continue to keep as a lot original as he could, but he did have to exchange a little bit of sheet metallic here and on the taxi. The new additions ended up sprayed by Scott in either white or crimson.

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

Practically nothing a lot more than an English wheel and a Princess Vehicle bead roller was used in the mattress development.

In simple fact, the overall truck was constructed in a fairly humble house garage. Proving at the time again that where by there is a will there is a way when it arrives to do-it-oneself fabrication. One thing that definitely offered a little bit of drive for my very own task.

The tailgate of the truck is in fact a 2nd COE entrance close that has been modified to make a tailgate. Scott filled the grill, made it hinge and took the Tremendous Duty embossing from a late model ford.

“If this is not Tremendous Duty 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 request me.


Definitely, this truck is very a lot up my alley and I hope to see extra of it once again before long.

Ontario is back jamming again and I’m definitely in this article for it!

Christia Kroell

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