Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air

I know, I know, I explained I’d publish a lot more of this 1950 Ford COE just over a 7 days back. My bad, I bought a very little distracted. I’ll expose why quickly. But, acquire these added photographs of my penance.

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

Scott has owned the truck cab about ten several years now. Matters seriously obtained going on the truck about 5 yrs in the past, with sizeable progress currently being built throughout the pandemic.

From powering the tilt cab to wherever the custom 4-connection commences is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Forward of the entrance wheels is mostly manufacturing facility Ford with signficant modifications carried out 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 up grade backed by an computerized transmission.

Scott managed to hold as significantly authentic as he could, but he did have to replace a bit of sheet metal below and on the taxi. The new additions were sprayed by Scott in either white or crimson.

Scott and his son also built all 11 ft of the bed from scratch.

Practically nothing much more than an English wheel and a Princess Vehicle bead roller was made use of in the mattress development.

In truth, the entire truck was designed in a instead humble residence garage. Proving as soon as all over again that in which there’s a will there’s a way when it comes to do-it-yourself fabrication. Something that certainly offered a bit of drive for my very own project.

The tailgate of the truck is really a 2nd COE front conclusion that has been modified to develop a tailgate. Scott stuffed the grill, created it hinge and took the Super Duty embossing from a late design ford.

“If this is not Tremendous Obligation I really don’t know what is,” Scott claimed.

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

 

Of course, this truck is extremely significantly up my alley and I hope to see far more of it yet again shortly.

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

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