Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air

I know, I know, I said I’d write-up additional of this 1950 Ford COE just over a week in the past. My lousy, I bought a small distracted. I’ll reveal why quickly. But, consider these additional photographs of my penance.

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

Scott has owned the truck cab about 10 a long time now. Things actually bought heading on the truck about five a long time back, with substantial progress staying manufactured in the course of the pandemic.

From powering the tilt taxi to where the custom made 4-website link begins is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Ahead of the entrance wheels is largely factory Ford with signficant modifications performed to make the steering do the job at the truck’s new peak.

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

Scott managed to keep as a great deal primary as he could, but he did have to replace a little bit of sheet steel in this article and on the taxi. The new additions ended up sprayed by Scott in either white or pink.

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

Absolutely nothing additional than an English wheel and a Princess Automobile bead roller was made use of in the mattress development.

In simple fact, the whole truck was developed in a somewhat humble household garage. Proving after all over again that where there’s a will there is a way when it will come to do-it-oneself fabrication. A thing that absolutely provided a bit of commitment for my have task.

The tailgate of the truck is truly a second COE front conclude that has been modified to create a tailgate. Scott filled the grill, produced it hinge and took the Super Duty embossing from a late product ford.

“If this is not Tremendous Duty I don’t know what is,” Scott explained.

For the eagle-eyed, of course the tail lights are rotated versions from a 65 Ford Mustang, Rather clever if you ask me.


Definitely, this truck is extremely significantly up my alley and I hope to see more of it again quickly.

Ontario is again jamming yet again and I’m unquestionably in this article for it!