The 1951 Ford F2 Stewart Safetywagon Hot Rod “Straight Jacket Express” we found down at Cruisin’ The Coast 2017.I have never seen one of these and of course Cruisin’ The Coast is where you expect to find something this crazy.Best I can describe it.
It’s a 1951 Ford F2 Chassis that was sent to the Stewart Truck body plant in Brooklyn NY where it had the Stewart Safetywagon body added to it.It was then sold to a Insane Asylum in New Mexico.So from there to here you will need to watch the video.lol.It still hauls crazy people.But now it does it in style.Very cool Hot Rod
The body was built by a Brooklyn, NY-based company called Stewart which specialized in armored vehicles and it sits on a Ford F2 frame. This body is what Stewart called the Safetymaster.
On the inside, it’s been modernized with amenities like a modern stereo, reclining seats, air conditioning, cruise control, and a tilt steering wheel. In the long list of modifications of this rat rod, let’s start with the engine. It’s a Cummins 6BT diesel inline-six with smokestack exhaust that makes “somewhere between 500 and 600 horsepower.