Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air

I know, I know, I explained I’d write-up far more of this 1950 Ford COE just above a 7 days back. My poor, I bought a minor distracted. I’ll reveal why quickly. But, take these added pics of my penance.

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

Scott has owned the truck taxi about ten yrs now. Points really received likely on the truck about five many years ago, with important progress currently being produced all through the pandemic.

From driving the tilt taxi to the place the personalized four-link commences is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Ahead of the front wheels is mostly factory Ford with signficant modifications finished to make the steering get the job done 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 retain as considerably initial as he could, but he did have to exchange a bit of sheet steel below and on the taxi. The new additions had been sprayed by Scott in both white or pink.

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

Almost nothing extra than an English wheel and a Princess Car bead roller was utilised in the bed development.

In reality, the total truck was designed in a rather humble household garage. Proving as soon as yet again that in which there is a will there is a way when it will come to do-it-oneself fabrication. Some thing that undoubtedly delivered a little bit of drive for my individual project.

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

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

For the eagle-eyed, certainly the tail lights are rotated variations from a 65 Ford Mustang, Quite intelligent if you question me.


Clearly, this truck is incredibly substantially up my alley and I hope to see a lot more of it again quickly.

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