Model: 58070: Midnight Pumpkin
Status: New built
Date: 22-Sep-2008
Comments: 39
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IN THE YEAR 2021 a certain Dutchman becomes 50 years. He decides to get himself a really nice present: the car that has been his favourite for about the last 35 years. But not only the car or truck, it should be combined with an experience that matches the feeling: a journey through the US in a true American truck.



The Dutchman buys a F-100 through the internet in the US and sends it to a specialised custom build garage. In a couple of months it is turned into a one-of-a–kind hot rod, according all the specifications by e-mail form its owner. A V8, manual shift, rat rod style paint job and even a number plate with the name of its owners nickname on a hobby-website.



At the exact date of his birthday he flies over to the USA and picks the pick-up-truck up. He than travels through the states for 2 months celebrating the American way of life. After that he ships the truck to the Netherlands and lives on with a nice piece of car history in his garage and on the Dutch roads.



A never-ending memory and a great experience have been made. Never to late to follow your heart!



Hit the road, Case! travelling man so wont break down paint job inside note the roof/ceiling decals the way I like it sequoia fence ? lights on: drive on all night!

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
All we are is dust in the wind

Comments

_miga_

22-Sep-2008

WOW!! Great car and i love those really NICE details - way too cool for a 50 year old guy TOP JOB!

Dante77

22-Sep-2008

Wow, awesome! The first pic should be in the competition!

mor10retro

22-Sep-2008

Great work and story! Love the details and rat rod paint job.

Igottamiya

22-Sep-2008

My favourite custom F-100 of all time. Well done sir.

the green beetle

22-Sep-2008

This one goes straight to my favourites!!!
I love it!!!!

scollins

22-Sep-2008

One of the best builds on TamiyaClub, no doubt. Great job buddy, you should be proud- And one of the best stories to accompany the ride. Straight to my favorites!!!!!! A+++++++++

7.2inchdriver

22-Sep-2008

fantastic work kees. one to be proud of for sure. i really love this truck. real glad you didnt go with the shiny paint job.

Volksrod

22-Sep-2008

He's ages well for a 50yr old.. but looks as though arthritis has crept in.. :-D Love it mate, love everything about it, and paint is flawless! Excellent.

SibeSeven

22-Sep-2008

that's One Supreme Dutch Dream You have there...and 1CASE in Your Lifetime that Won't Easily be forgotten! Unique Chapter this May turn Out to be, I Sense all the Elements are there for You to Succeed!...Room in that Truck for Another!ZzzZZzzzzZ! Come On Mate, It's 9am Already! Got Your Passport? and Don't forget Your Toothbrush..

ranger blue

22-Sep-2008

very cool ride, great job

def4x4

22-Sep-2008

You are really an great FORD man Case, about your story. i like all your detail work and the great paint job, speccialy that cracket style on some places of your truck. great great work. and about your pics, you took a very nice set of detail pics here.the are every time better and better.

Brat Attacks

22-Sep-2008

That looks like a labour of love with pain staking detail. That last picture looks REAL!

tuff bug

22-Sep-2008

fantastic job well worth the effort great pics too!

mikeekim

22-Sep-2008

straight to favourites, awesome work mate

loaded

22-Sep-2008

Very impressive custom job. Thanks for sharing!

neinei

22-Sep-2008

Outstanding work mate....

DImblum

22-Sep-2008

Bravo! Excellent design job and attention to detail. The 'beat up' look and interior are awesome.

Victorious Secret

22-Sep-2008

WOW!!!!!!! The weathering is so good! Brother Case1 this is FANTASTIC!!! Job well done! BTW, where did you get the driver's head?

technical.burP

22-Sep-2008

Excellent!

CASE1

22-Sep-2008

THANKS SO MUCH! You are making me feel like its my birthday today! So much really enthousiastic reactions: Like you say I should I am starting to get proud of what I did. Also thanks for the humor like the arthritis and toothbrush stuff! If I ever find scale toothbrush and pain pills, I will put them inside the truck...

gozone

22-Sep-2008

VERY cool truck indeed!! Now, if you really want to cross the US in a truck like this, it must have some sort of camper-top mounted on it.

Now, get back to work, and come back with a Cross-Country-Camper-Conversion. And don´t forget the outside-shower thing needed for a trip like this.. (Oh, and DO remember to bring sunglasses also)

Good luck on your journey.

Cheers..
Michael

deejay1711

22-Sep-2008

thats outrageous Case. Looks like you're ready to go outrun the cops with truck full of moonshine!

federx

22-Sep-2008

yes, i like a looooot

Road Burner

22-Sep-2008

Absolutely fantastic truck, and quite a story, too!! Hopefully the American way of life hasn't deteriorated to much by 2021!?

Old Skool

22-Sep-2008

Amazing job and story really really nice Kees

Tobbe70

22-Sep-2008

Fantastic work Kees. The first 2 shots are stunning (they all are), looks WONDERFUL! Rock on

MvT

22-Sep-2008

and you say I am detailed This is great work Case! I love the paintjob! curious how you did it!

alex-digital

22-Sep-2008

I love this to the bone...

pagedm_f350

23-Sep-2008

Case, what can I say, amazing work mate! My F-100 is still in it's box doing nothing, this is inspiring, I love it!

Crash Cramer

24-Sep-2008

WOW, the finished product is awesome. I really like everything you have done to this from the round taillights to the hub caps you somehow came up with. I would love to know how you did those please.

CASE1

24-Sep-2008

Thanks again everyone! I will try to post some explenation on the paint and wheels hub cabs in the near future.

oldsterolli

7-Oct-2008

Great truck ! Love the interior and detailing ! WOW !!!

pagedm_f350

4-Nov-2008

Thanks to your awesome pics and this amazing job you have done I think I will get my pumpkin out and start work I have a chassis now

Wyoming

9-Nov-2008

huh, I missed this post somehow, These are very attractive pickups and you have done a wonderful job with it, should be very proud Your little story makes me like my Old Ford pickup truck sitting the driveway a little more

Tamiya King

18-Mar-2009

I have always wanted to do something like this as a project. I love the pumpkin bodies. Maybe someday??????? Great Job!

schnoobs

19-May-2009

Great looking truck!

tamkyo

1-Oct-2009

Awsome detail! Great looking truck!

mhbmxr

10-Mar-2012

This is DOPE!
I love this thing, its right up my straße. I'm pleased for the Dutchman, and secretly jealous too - his 50th birthday was/will be one to remember and one I want to emulate.
Great work and truly inspiring.


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