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Fred Morgan
« on: January 08, 2014, 08:15:29 PM »
I have some bad news and I have to apologize in advance about how I am announcing it. I'm not good at these sort of things.

Our good friend and pinto part guru has lost his battle with melinoma (sp) cancer. He closed "Pinto World" indefenitly on Monday January 6th.

I got permission from Joy to let you all know about his passing but I ask that you please don't contact her via his phone. She needs her personal space right now. Kindly just reply to this thread and she will read it when she is ready.

He will surely be missed by many.

Rest in peace Fred. I'm sure you are supplying every one up there with pinto parts!! :)

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 08:29:08 PM »
Very sad indeed, didn't know him long but he was a cool guy and went out of his way to help someone, he will be missed... RIP Fred...
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 08:40:37 PM »
Yea, Brad called me and let me know just tonight- I'm still beside myself, Fred was a big part of our Community and he will be GREATLY missed. Fred and Joy also came by Alabama and visited our family and spent some quality time with Stephanie and the kids...

God Bless you Joy, our hearts go out to you at this time of loss.

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 08:44:34 PM »
Yah Scott, I was really honored that when Fred found out about his cancer, joy asked him what he wanted to do when he still could. He wanted to come visit with me and Bob. He also vistited pintosopher too. It was such an honor to be liked so much by Fred. He was a great guy.
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 09:32:56 PM »
 Although I have never met any of you , I feel that this community is extremely unique. That is why when Fred and Joy made it a point to visit my Wife and I , we were pleasantly surprised and very honored to be on his list of important contacts. There will be many ideas on how to honor him and his contribution to our hobby, Please, as Kim has mentioned, allow Joy some very personal time to grieve and adjust. Scott and I are asking that ideas for a memorial on the site be forwarded to Him or Myself in a PM . There will be options for many Ideas, and all will be considered.
 In the meantime, say a blessing for a man who is now lifted up to a higher calling,

 RIP Fred, You now have clearance to be at peace with the Universe.
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 10:04:56 PM »
If anyone has any information on funeral arrangements please email me immediately.  I will give Joy her space and not call but if anyone hears anything please let me know.  I would like to send some flowers on behalf of everyone at the PCCA and the Pinto Stampede. Email me at : bosspinto@pintostampede.com
I never met Fred, I wanted too, and was hoping to visit Pinto World one day.  I like so many have gotten parts from him and spoke with him and emailed.  Rest in Piece Fred Morgan, you are missed.

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 10:41:41 PM »
I never met Fred but dealt with him many times to get parts for my car and was always pleased to do so even if someone else had a part cheaper. Fred was a kind soul that did what he could for many of us, and he will be greatly missed. He is one in a million. RIP Fred.
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 11:46:55 PM »
I never met Fred nor bought any parts from him, but I would certainly be remiss if I failed to acknowledge his contributions to the Pinto community.  His memory will live on in the many Ford Pintos still on the road thanks to his dedication, expertise, and hard work.  Rest in peace, Fred Morgan.
 
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2014, 04:23:09 AM »
Very shocking, my condolences to his family. I have had correspondence with him in the past, and he was always helpful. RIP Fred.

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2014, 06:41:41 AM »
sorry to hear!! have had many times of getting parts from him and asking questions that he always seem to know right off the top of his head!! wish I could have met him and seen pinto world!!! he will be missed by all !! and was a HUGE help to us pinto and bobcat owners!!!

my condolences to you and your family and friends!!

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2014, 08:18:01 AM »
I, as many other have, benefited from all his hard work collecting the lost forgotten ponies. Parts were shipped and many a Pinto saw the road again because of Fred. He will be missed by many in our community. Fred had many sides and loved life and adventures. Back in 2012 I had an idea and a friend helped me with this picture. Fred was a great help finding info on the AVE Mizar, he loved to ski and I had an idea. With the help of a a friend this picture was Photoshopped.. . Fred skiing behind the AVE Mizar... Fred, may your new adventures bring you peace.
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2014, 08:35:47 AM »
I had the honor of meeting Fred and visiting Pinto World several years ago. I think I've been three or four times for parts and actually sold Fred what was left of my 79 drag car. Losing someone with his knowledge and dedication will surely be missed. My condolences to Judy and family.  :(

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2014, 08:42:08 AM »
R.I.P., Fred.  You touched many of our lives and we are all richer from that.  I'm sorry, Joy, for your loss, and admit that ours can't compare to yours.  I hope that these messages will console you some in the days to come. 

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 08:53:16 AM »
Condolences to his family. My 76 wagon has parts carefully pulled, packed and shipped by him.  When I look at those parts I will smile and give thanks.
RIP Fred.

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2014, 10:28:20 AM »
The wife and I were lucky to see Fred again recently at Pinto World to pick up a 2.3 from him. Typical Fred, kinda gruff, but personable in his own way. Always fair and generous, he had a real love for our little cars.
RIP Fred, you've left behind a rich legacy.

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2014, 01:56:53 PM »
Never had the pleasure to meet or talk with Fred,but I have seen all the communication between him and others on the site. He really seemed to help alot of folks out a bind. Sorry to hear about his passing,condolances to his wife and family.
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2014, 02:18:18 PM »
I was fortunate, like others, to visit Fred a couple of times at his Big River home. He was a unique character that did much to help the Pinto hobby. My street Pinto will wear many hard to find parts that Fred was able to supply. He let me run around through his Pinto stable like it was a Pick-Your-Parts. His prices were more than fair and he always lent a hand or tools to help me pull hard to get at parts. He was full of interesting stories and was a great resource of Pinto knowledge. He told me last summer he had skin cancer but it’s still a shock to hear of his passing. The Pinto world has lost a great one…RIP Fred. I hope you’re up there water skiing right now.

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2014, 03:53:23 PM »
i also will miss fred my pinto is on the road today thanks too him and all his great help prayers go out too joy and his family he will be missed greatly but will never be forgotten when we all work or joy ride in our pinto fred will be with all of us it is a sad day here on earth but a great day in heaven rip mr morgan we love ya
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2014, 04:21:34 PM »
My wife and I had the pleasure of visiting Fred and Joy on April 1st 2010. During our visit he gave a tour of "Pinto World".I bought a lower quarter section for my Cruising Wagon that day. I have bought many parts from him over the past 5 years and referred many to him. If you needed a part he would work hard to pull, and ship it for you, even if it was 120 degrees outside.He promised me on my next visit I would get a sandrail ride and waterski on the Colorado River.Unfortun ately we never made it back to take him up on the offer.  Rest in Peace Fred. Hope your doing ok Joy, Donna and I are thinking about you.
 
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2014, 04:55:20 PM »
I am deeply sad to hear of Fred's  passing he will be missed.
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2014, 05:14:10 PM »
So sorry to hear about Fred never got to meet him but did purchase parts from him. I would like to say i'm sorry to his Family.
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2014, 05:28:39 PM »
Very sorry to hear about Fred. He always amazed me; I could order a part on Tuesday and have it in my mail in SC on Thursday. RIP
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2014, 07:55:29 PM »
I too like many others have never met him. but he was a great help with parts for my car as well. he will be greatly missed. RIP Fred & condolences to Joy and the family.
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2014, 08:11:15 PM »
He will be missed, always a kind word and a willing heart, he helped me out on my 77 Cruising Wagon....Gods Speed.....JW

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2014, 09:27:42 PM »
About 08 or 09 I was converting my '73 wagon to a T-5 and 2.3 Turbo.  I'd bought a set of manual car pedals only to find they didn't fit an early car.   When I made my error known to the forum who should offer to swap pedals..., none other than Fred Morgan. A few weeks later I walked onto the Knott's tarmac, not knowing anyone and looking a little foolish with pedals in hand (since Knott's doesn't have a parts swap).

By description it didn't take long to figure out which Pinto was Fred's.  Frankly I think he sold the best parts to everyone else, not keeping them for himself.  We had introductions and I found him to be a real down to earth guy.  The next year I came back to Knott's and he was his "Fred" self making me feel welcome, even remembering me by name.  It was a pleasure to have know him.  The Pinto community has lost a really good one.

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« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2014, 10:03:58 PM »
The number of threads I have read on this site that concluded in Fred providing a needed part or bit of info to someone are countless.  Though I have never communicated with him myself, it is obvious that a very generous and helpful man has been lost.
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« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2014, 11:49:48 PM »
I feel like I lost a good friend :-[ I met Fred back in August, my Grandparents live in the same town as Fred. I'm a Pinto lover and in the process of building one. Fred was extremely generous with his parts to me, we could sit and talk cars forever, we even talked about going water skiing this coming summer, he was stoked to know that my dad is a skier and was excited to see him ski and possibly ski himself. He was by far the nicest man I know. I saw Fred days before his passing, he very much impressed me when I showed up. As hard as it was for him to move and get around he came outside, shook my hand like a man and we stood outside talked for 40 minutes. It was sad to hear the sadness in his voice that he knew his days were numbed and that he was not ready to leave his family. Fred was a greatest, loving, caring, humble, down to earth give you the shirt off his back guy I know. I'm sure going to miss him.

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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2014, 07:29:47 AM »
I saw Fred days before his passing,
Should have stopped by, I'm right down the road from him.. :D
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« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2014, 10:46:32 AM »
I don't know if you all noticed, I know some don't go to the home page all the time, but Scott put a donation button to help pay for the cost of Fred's memorial and other expenses.

I just donated $100.00. Who is going to match it?? :D
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Re: Fred Morgan
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2014, 12:11:18 PM »
Kim, Right on!

I just matched it personally...

Also, I have a thread open in the Admin boards to settle on a amount to Donate from the Club...

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