Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air


I know, I know, I mentioned I’d submit much more of this 1950 Ford COE just over a week in the past. My lousy, I received a tiny distracted. I’ll expose why before long. But, take these supplemental photos of my penance.

This truck, acknowledged as the Flat Rat hails from Keswick Ontario and was created by it is owner Scott Badger (@keswickscott).

Scott has owned the truck cab about 10 yrs now. Things seriously got likely on the truck about 5 several years back, with major progress staying designed during the pandemic.

From powering the tilt taxi to where by the tailor made 4-connection starts is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Forward of the front wheels is typically factory Ford with signficant modifications carried out to make the steering perform at 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 retain as much primary as he could, but he did have to substitute a little bit of sheet metal right here and on the cab. The new additions have been sprayed by Scott in both white or red.

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

Nothing at all a lot more than an English wheel and a Princess Auto bead roller was used in the bed building.

In simple fact, the entire truck was created in a fairly humble household garage. Proving as soon as again that in which there’s a will there’s a way when it arrives to do-it-by yourself fabrication. Some thing that certainly provided a little bit of determination for my have task.

The tailgate of the truck is in fact a second COE front finish that has been modified to build a tailgate. Scott stuffed the grill, manufactured it hinge and took the Tremendous Duty embossing from a late design ford.

“If this is not Super Duty I do not know what is,” Scott mentioned.

For the eagle-eyed, yes the tail lights are rotated variations from a 65 Ford Mustang, Very clever if you question me.


Of course, this truck is incredibly significantly up my alley and I hope to see extra of it once again soon.

Ontario is back again jamming once more and I’m certainly in this article for it!


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