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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NONAME, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. smitty city
    Joined: Jun 13, 2010
    Posts: 108

    smitty city

    Surprisingly, just purchased a set of Carrera shocks made by QA1, they must have come from Minnesota, Mexico.

    They were marked Mexico, had same part number as old Carrera shocks, but no longer were gas pressurized, nor were they adjustable for jounce/rebound anymore.

  2. boutlaw
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,216


    Dad always said you get what you pay for. I have grown to appreciate that statement.
  3. OneRustedDodge
    Joined: Jan 28, 2007
    Posts: 177


    I do my best to buy products that are made in the USA for everything I deal with, specifically California made products. Being a newb in the small business market in the states, i find it astounding how many 'people' don't even care where something is made. It's all the consumerism mentality. Props to O'brien Truckers in MA, keep up the good work man.
  4. BigNick1959
    Joined: Oct 23, 2006
    Posts: 639


    Boy I don't know about 1-Shot since they were bought up? I know there quality has taken a hit in the last few years so who can tell!

    Ronan lettering paint is still made here, as are good ol' Mack brushes!!:)
  5. man-a-fre
    Joined: Apr 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,311


    Floor jacks and bottle jacks made here are few and far between anymore,I know u.s. jack ares supposebly all made here but you really have to put in a little ot to afford them.Dont toss your old american made jacks cause they can be rebuilt and will last.
  6. SquireDon
    Joined: Aug 8, 2010
    Posts: 600

    from Oregon

    Harbor Freights plastic shopping bags are made here in the US.
  7. BigDogSS
    Joined: Jan 8, 2009
    Posts: 826

    from SoCal

    PML in Inglewood, CA makes valve covers, transmission pans and differential covers. Check them out: .
    I have a PML deep transmission pan on my OT daily driver F250. No leaks in 80k miles of driving!
  8. that's hilarious - at least something at HF isn't made in China :eek:
  9. JLR88
    Joined: Aug 25, 2011
    Posts: 1

    from socal

    Hedman Hedders are still made in the U.S.A. They are a few blocks from my house. And don't forget it needs to say Made in U.S.A. and not USA because there is a city in Taiwan called Usa!
  10. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    friend of mine owns a small parts store in in the country where i live. had wheel cyls. and shoes and hoses for my 67 impala we are rebuilding.every box i opened had parts made in china and i think it was pakastan.all usa brands all import parts.on just one box it said printed in the usa.
  11. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
    Posts: 1,457


    That's not technically correct.
    The Evil Importers sign a contract with a Chinese exporter, he takes the plans, & puts it out for bid by a load of manufacturers. THAT'S where the bad sh*t happens & the corners get cut. The Chinese will do remarkable things to save a buck.

    Chinese tool steel is pure sh*t, because it has so many impurities & is softer than comparable stuff, like Korean steel that is used in stamping. (cost savings in the mfg process)

    Chinese Mfg is based on QUANTITY NOT QUALITY. I work in the auto industry & 75% of all the Chinese parts I see need reworking to meet the print during start up. The workers are not empowered to make the decsion to fix any errors they see, so they ship what ever they make

    FcK em.
  12. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,530


    Had time to kill today waiting to go to my doctor.Hung out in an Ace Hardware I usually don't visit,and looked at a lot of stuff..Nothing I looked at was US made.Nothing.
    It's a shame that I consider Taiwan the lesser evil,valid or not.Guess my next trip to PullaPart will be to grab nuts and bolts off of pre 70s iron.
  13. Weedburner 40
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
    Posts: 687

    Weedburner 40

    All of the parts that WEEDETR Street Rod Components manufactures are made here in the US. We have little control over some of our suppliers but we make 95% of our products in house.
  14. super plus
    Joined: Dec 14, 2006
    Posts: 566

    super plus

    Made in the US with steel from China by a guy from Germany who boss is a Frenchman from Canada who's works with a Englishmen who's house was built by a guy from Mexico with wood from who know's where . Does it make a difference where it's made??
  15. Drive Em
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,748

    Drive Em

    MSD ignition products are made in the U.S.A. right down the street from me in El Paso,Tx.
  16. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
    Posts: 3,478


    buying anything made in the country you live will not help your economy, you have to export to bring in foreign money, make it hard for other countries to sell you goods and see how much of your good's their going to buy.
  17. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
    Posts: 3,249


    As for how they "get away with it" best I understand it, the part number, assebly number or assembly description (depending on which they use) includes the box, as well as all the packing material.

    For that to be leagal they do that in an juridiction where "assembled in America" counts as "made in America".

    They put it in the box here, it's not "assembled" till the box is sealed, I wish I was joking.
  18. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,133

    RAY With

    Age old problem thanks to our Government when they dropped the tariff on all imported goods. It wrecked America and in order to compete with foreign labor cost American MFG were forced to sub it out to foreign countries. It can be fixed and we can go back to Made in America but first we have to quit buying foreign and Government needs to put import tax on every thing made across the pond.
  19. I always try to buy stuff made in a country other than China no matter what the cost, 99.9 % of the time the quality far exceeds the cheap shit from china. I have been supprised at times though thinking im buying good ol USA made gear only to find in the small print its chinese made.
  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,428

    from Michigan

    In a way.... Yes!!!!
    We want our jobs back!! :mad:
  21. Those are absolutley beautiful. Whats the price on them?
  22. 48FordFanatic
    Joined: Feb 26, 2011
    Posts: 1,336

    from Maine

    I don't see a significant difference in what you wrote over what I wrote.
  23. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,739


    I hope this thread stays alive, and doesn't get into political bashing / finger pointing drama.
  24. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 5,772

    Special Ed

  25. micky69
    Joined: Dec 24, 2010
    Posts: 287

    from Ohio

    Here at Flaming River our products are about 90% made here in the USA, most right here in Cleveland OH. Columns, Steering boxes, power rack and pinions,joints, drops, etc. If a customer askes where a product comes from we tell them but I dont know of one thing we have here that has a China label on it. Couple items Italy, couple from south america 1 item Tiawann thats about it. I know whatever is made out of country is built to our spec. We are the only US manufacturer building an all new power rack. We have brought in the last year and a half all of our steering box manufacturing in house to control quality. Even the castings are now US castings. The Steet Rodder road tour people were just thru here checking it out, should be some photos in the magazine soon.
  26. Oldmanolds
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 930


  27. Dzuari
    Joined: Jan 28, 2011
    Posts: 250

    from Muncie, IN

    Im the third generation of my company and we are 100% US made, Aluminum foundry and CNC shop, been in the manufacturing business since 1947 and started our own line in 2008
  28. Bigugly
    Joined: Jun 7, 2010
    Posts: 42


    Really? That's too bad. I was not aware they were not made in the US. Maybe they are referring to being assembled in the US? Sorry for the incorrect info.
  29. Bigugly
    Joined: Jun 7, 2010
    Posts: 42


    I believe the reason for products being made overseas and job loss is a huge combination of government regulations, taxes, tariffs, free trade agreements, and unions. It's a huge mess that will not be fixed easily, or anytime soon!
  30. cadillac dave
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 669

    cadillac dave

    Faribault Wollen Mil Co. in Minn. make fine wool blankets which are a must for any old car backseat accessory. In high school we wouldn't think of going parking without a fine wool blanket. the mill has just reopened after the c.e.o. of Dairy Queen bought the mill and started production. the equipment was slated to be shipped to Pakistan, but it was saved . they have been making wool blankets since 1863 and supplied WWI and WWII blankets to our troups. they are a little pricey, but they are worth every penny. they have a website . BUY AMERICAN !!! Cadillac Dave

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