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Old 02-23-2011, 12:32 AM   #61
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The 1st looks like a 34. The next 5 I cannot see clearly [very dark].
A couple of A's maybe??
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:06 AM   #62
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V/8 I still have the 32 cabriolet and doubt it has 10 miles on it. It has been kept in an air conditioned building and still looks like a fresh restoration. There is a picture on my web site www.fordcollector.com ...


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Old 02-23-2011, 08:35 AM   #63
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which one doesn't belong?
the sexy one on the end!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:12 PM   #64
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Excuse me while I have a heart attack..Never seen such a great collection of 32,s in my life, which will soon be over!!!
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:09 PM   #65
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Neat! Thanks for posting!
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:38 PM   #66
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Don Thelen bought the PARTS from Mr Secrest. Don used and sold some of the parts.
After Dons' death the rumor is there were several simi trailers with parts stored in them. All is history now, as the parts have been consumed. It was wonderful to buy parts from Don. The quaility of brand new 32/4 Ford parts is unmatched.
Something of note: Some of the NOS parts were used by Vintique and Drake to copy for their reproductions. This was a great for our hobby and interest to expand the availability of parts.
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:04 PM   #67
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Found a couple more pics taken that same day in August of 1976:



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Old 05-23-2011, 12:12 PM   #68
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That is my goal...to have that much 32 stuff and that organized before I go....LOL
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Old 05-23-2011, 12:28 PM   #69
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I just would like to get my one wagon finished, never mind all the rest!
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And Dad, I got four carburetors
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'Less I perforate the hood.

Wanted, lower side sections of 32 radiator cowl.

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Old 05-24-2011, 06:43 AM   #70
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lot of eye candy,
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Old 05-24-2011, 08:20 AM   #71
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Awsome: A dremers world. Thanks les
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:44 PM   #72
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I hope one day I can get to heaven
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:34 PM   #73
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Wow! Thanks Affair, but nobody has answered whether it still exists as a collection.
Where was this located?
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:49 AM   #74
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... but nobody has answered whether it still exists as a collection...
From what I have gathered (from the replies in this thread and from elsewhere on the Internet) ...

After Mr. Secrest's death in 1995, the collection was broken up (i.e., the cars were sold piecemeal) and Don Thelen purchased most (if not all) of the remaining parts from Seek's wife Corrine & only son Ronald.

NOTE: Ronald passed away in 2000 (at age 49) ... and Corrine in 2009 (at age 90) ... so there's a good chance that none of the collection remains in the Secrest family.

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...Where was this located?
In the Tulsa Oklahoma area.
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Old 06-10-2011, 09:56 AM   #75
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Don Thelen has passed away also. He was selling parts from the collection at swap meets in california.
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Old 06-10-2011, 10:31 AM   #76
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like stepping into a time warp,,,could spend a week there!!
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:47 AM   #77
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I worked for Don Thelen for a six months in -94 , he was great to work for ! I worked on a chopped -50 Mercury woodie and straightened a bunch of his for sale fenders 1932 - 1951 . He was already then in the process to move to ?Colorado , one funny thing was he always complained about his wifes inept son , one time the son hacked the ice out of the fifties fridge and damaged the aluminum releasing the freon , boy he was mad that day ! Sorry for getting off track , Don was a great guy !
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:27 AM   #78
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Simply amazing!
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Old 03-07-2012, 04:02 AM   #79
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TINWOLF--- I was down for the L.A.Roadster show in June `94. I was on my way in the evening to see Don Thelen. The freeways were blocked off and people were sitting on the guard rails. This was the evening that the cops were chasing O.J. Simpson down the freeway after the murder of his wife. I finally made it to Don`s shop and he asked me what took me so long. i said the cops were chasing some black guy who murdered his white wife. he didn`t believe me at first. i ended up buying three N.O.S. forty fenders and he sent me a conv door later when he went to colorado . he had over a hundred N.O.S `40 right front fender braces but no lefts and he gave me three. he told me that he had a lot of money invested in L.A. real estate and the market took a real dive so he was in the proceess of selling what he could and moving to colorado. At that time there were more people moving out of California than in. This was a night i will never forget. this was the last time i saw don. ---Barry
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:06 PM   #80
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Thanks for the "YEARLY BUMP".
These people shouldn't be forgotten. Especially for all they did to set the standards, and contribute to our hobby.
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