Video: Yak-a-dega 500 Off-Road Rally – Our Ford F-150 “Six-Shooter” Gets a Custom Flatbed!

Fixing an old Ford and giving it a flat bed in under 30 minutes!

1990 ford f-150 straight six gas truck
Would you believe that this exquisite flatbed for our project Six Shooter Ford F-150 was built in less than 30 minutes? Yea, you probably would. (Images: TFLtruck)

We think you’ll enjoy watching this video, which includes a DIY flatbed, farm racing and yaks. I watched it twice!

There is a lot going on in this video, other than the special flatbed we fabricated for our old Ford F-150 project “Six-Shooter.” This is what happens when you let Tommy, Kase and our friend David off the leash without a specific task.

Tommy and David showcase the rolling arr that is, prject Six Shooter.

They went and inaugurated the first Yack-a-dega 500. This is an off-road rally gauntlet – on a farm. Yep, that’s “Yak-Ah-Day-Gah” 500 folks. We’re clever like that.

… David’s Yaks

Normally, our videos feature one or two subjects. This video features:

  • Ford F-150 radiator repair/replacement
  • A timed DIY flatbed conversion (the aim was for under 30-minutes)
  • Hay bale (1,200-lbs) hauling
Kase is on hand to give David pointers.
Poor kid.
  • Subaru rally racing – sort of.
  • Moto-cross – sort of.
  • Yaks
  • … and Kase’s (horrible) stunt driving in the F-150 …
We see how Kase can handle a 1,200 bale of hay on the newly built flatbed.

Obviously, it was lots of fun and a great day at the farm. We did this video for fans of our “Six-Shooter” old Ford F-150 pickup. Many of you wanted us to play around with it. Initially, we bought it as a parts truck for our project Gun Smoke, but many of you wanted us to keep it for a bit. So, we did.

If you want to read about what happened to Gunsmoke, click (here).

Tommy brought his beloved ancient Subaru. A proper rally car this is.

As for this video, I can guarantee you that you’re in for a fun ride. The rest of the crew at TFL Studios was thrilled to see our only “country boy” Kase (he’s from Georgia) do so poorly driving on the farm.

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.