October 5, 2022


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Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air


I know, I know, I claimed I’d publish far more of this 1950 Ford COE just around a 7 days back. My bad, I received a minor distracted. I’ll expose why before long. But, consider these supplemental photos of my penance.

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

Scott has owned the truck cab about ten many years now. Factors genuinely acquired heading on the truck about 5 years ago, with major progress getting manufactured in the course of the pandemic.

From at the rear of the tilt taxi to where by the personalized 4-link begins is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Ahead of the entrance wheels is mostly manufacturing unit Ford with signficant modifications carried out to make the steering work at the truck’s new height.

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

Scott managed to maintain as much initial as he could, but he did have to replace a little bit of sheet metal below and on the taxi. The new additions ended up sprayed by Scott in both white or red.

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

Almost nothing extra than an English wheel and a Princess Automobile bead roller was applied in the bed building.

In truth, the total truck was constructed in a instead humble dwelling garage. Proving once yet again that in which there’s a will there is a way when it will come to do-it-you fabrication. One thing that undoubtedly furnished a little bit of determination for my possess task.

The tailgate of the truck is in fact a next COE entrance conclude that has been modified to create a tailgate. Scott crammed the grill, produced it hinge and took the Super Duty embossing from a late model ford.

“If this is not Tremendous Responsibility I never know what is,” Scott stated.

For the eagle-eyed, yes the tail lights are rotated versions from a 65 Ford Mustang, Pretty intelligent if you talk to me.


Clearly, this truck is quite significantly up my alley and I hope to see extra of it again before long.

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


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