Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air


I do know, I do know, I mentioned I’d put up extra of this 1950 Ford COE simply over per week in the past. My unhealthy, I received a little bit distracted. I’ll reveal why quickly. However, take these further pictures 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 received occurring the truck about 5 years in the past, with vital progress being made through 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 unit Ford with signficant modifications performed to make the steering work on the truck’s new top.

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

Scott managed to maintain as a lot authentic as he may, 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 purple.

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

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

In reality, the complete truck was inbuilt a fairly humble residence storage. Proving as soon as once more that the place there’s a will there’s a method in the case of do-it-yourself fabrication. One thing that definitely offered a little bit of motivation for my very own undertaking.

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

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

For the eagle-eyed, sure the tail lights are rotated variations from a 65 Ford Mustang, Fairly intelligent for those who ask me.


Clearly, this truck may 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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