Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air


I do know, I do know, I stated I’d publish extra of this 1950 Ford COE simply over per week in the past. My dangerous, I acquired a bit of distracted. I’ll reveal why quickly. However, take these extra images of my penance.

This truck, often called the Flat Rat hails from Keswick Ontario and was constructed by it’s proprietor Scott Badger (@keswickscott).

Scott has owned the truck cab about ten years now. Issues actually acquired occurring the truck about 5 years in the past, with vital progress being made throughout the pandemic.

From behind the lean cab to the place the customized four-link begins is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Ahead of the entrance wheels is usually manufacturing facility Ford with signficant modifications accomplished to make the steering work on the truck’s new peak.

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

Scott managed to maintain as a lot unique as he might, however he did have to exchange a little bit of sheet steel right here and on the cab. The brand new additions had been sprayed by Scott in both white or pink.

Scott and his son additionally made all 11 toes of the mattress from scratch.

Nothing greater than an English wheel and a Princess Auto bead curler was used within the mattress building.

Actually, all the truck was in-built a relatively humble dwelling storage. Proving as soon as once more that the place there’s a will there’s a manner in relation to do-it-yourself fabrication. One thing that definitely supplied a little bit of motivation for my very own venture.

The tailgate of the truck is definitely a second COE entrance finish that has been modified to create a tailgate. Scott stuffed the grill, made it hinge and took the Tremendous Responsibility embossing from a late mannequin ford.

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

For the eagle-eyed, sure the tail lights are rotated variations from a 65 Ford Mustang, Fairly intelligent if you happen to ask me.


Clearly, this truck could be very a lot up my alley and I hope to see extra of it once more quickly.

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


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