Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air

Alma L. Figueroa

I know, I know, I claimed I’d article additional of this 1950 Ford COE just over a week ago. My bad, I acquired a minimal distracted. I’ll reveal why soon. But, acquire these additional pics of my penance.

This truck, identified 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 ten many years now. Points really obtained likely on the truck about five yrs back, with sizeable development becoming created throughout the pandemic.

From guiding the tilt taxi to where the customized 4-backlink commences is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Ahead of the entrance wheels is typically factory Ford with signficant modifications accomplished 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 computerized transmission.

Scott managed to continue to keep as substantially first as he could, but he did have to replace a little bit of sheet steel right here and on the taxi. The new additions were being sprayed by Scott in both white or crimson.

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

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

In fact, the whole truck was developed in a alternatively humble house garage. Proving the moment again that where by there’s a will there’s a way when it arrives to do-it-oneself fabrication. Something that surely furnished a bit of drive for my own venture.

The tailgate of the truck is essentially a next COE entrance close that has been modified to make a tailgate. Scott loaded the grill, manufactured it hinge and took the Tremendous Duty embossing from a late design ford.

“If this isn’t Super Duty I really do not know what is,” Scott reported.

For the eagle-eyed, of course the tail lights are rotated versions from a 65 Ford Mustang, Pretty intelligent if you check with me.


Obviously, this truck is extremely substantially up my alley and I hope to see far more of it all over again before long.

Ontario is back jamming again and I’m totally below for it!

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