May 28, 2023

Mechanic Escape

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Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air

Flat Rat: A Slammed1950 Ford COE Firetruck On Air

I know, I know, I said I’d submit a lot more of this 1950 Ford COE just over a week ago. My negative, I acquired a little distracted. I’ll reveal why before long. But, just take these further photos of my penance.

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

Scott has owned the truck cab about ten a long time now. Factors genuinely bought going on the truck about 5 yrs in the past, with substantial progress currently being built in the course of the pandemic.

From driving the tilt taxi to the place the personalized four-hyperlink begins is most of a widened Chevy 3500 chassis. Ahead of the entrance wheels is generally factory Ford with signficant modifications accomplished to make the steering operate at the truck’s new height.

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

Scott managed to keep as significantly unique as he could, but he did have to change a little bit of sheet steel right here and on the taxi. The new additions had been sprayed by Scott in possibly white or crimson.

Scott and his son also created all 11 toes of the bed from scratch.

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

In fact, the entire truck was developed in a somewhat humble residence garage. Proving as soon as all over again that where by there is a will there’s a way when it arrives to do-it-oneself fabrication. Something that surely provided a little bit of determination for my individual job.

The tailgate of the truck is basically a 2nd COE entrance finish that has been modified to make a tailgate. Scott loaded the grill, produced it hinge and took the Super Duty embossing from a late model ford.

“If this isn’t Tremendous Responsibility I really don’t know what is,” Scott mentioned.

For the eagle-eyed, of course the tail lights are rotated variations from a 65 Ford Mustang, Pretty clever if you inquire me.


Clearly, this truck is very substantially up my alley and I hope to see a lot more of it once more before long.

Ontario is again jamming yet again and I’m unquestionably listed here for it!