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Re: [oletrucks] aftermarket/reproduction parts

To: craig k <soundex@eden.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] aftermarket/reproduction parts
From: "Antonio R. Tijerino" <antonio@innercite.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 07:36:02 -0800
On the same token, I have been getting "Grade 8" bolts, nuts and washers at the
local ACE hardware store. I had one washer fail and went back to the hardware
store and checked the box where the bolts, nuts and washers came in and at the
bottom of the box is the following:
"Packaged in the US with parts made in any of the following countries: Japan,
China, Taiwan and India." Are these bolts really Grade 8?. Are they being tested
and confirmed to be Grade 8? I have been using these for my truck and I am
starting to ger scare. What happens if the bolts I used for the motor mounts
fail? or any of the other ones I used while rebuilding the truck, engine and
other truck components?
Is there another source to get real Grade 8 made in the old USA bolts and nuts?



craig k wrote:

> >After spending a somewhat rewarding weekend getting my 51 jimmy mostly
> >roadworthy ( new front end and brake job) I am reflecting on the quality of
> >parts I received to do the job. Has anyone else encountered the problem of
> >parts from faraway countries being less than good quality and not fitting
> >correctly?
> No, it's not just you; in the world of VW parts (my other hobby), India and
> China get you cr*p for pennies on the dollar, but they look/fit/fail like
> it.  I do NOT buy Indian brake parts!
> China makes brittle, cruddy steel w/ slave labor.
> Mexico is hit and miss; I've had no problems with VW parts made there, but
> some have.
> Much "US" either isn't or might as well not be - parts often 'look good
> enough' but final fit is off, usually to save a manufacturing buck.
> Bottom line: stuff is made various places, in various qualities. If you are
> shopping only for price, you will often get junk. Shop for price AND
> quality; ask questions of your supplier (and maybe change if the answers
> are "dont know"), think about whether extra $$$ are a safety, looks or
> ease-of-assembly issue, and buy wisely.
> craig
> caretaker of
> stephanie's 50 3104 216 5-window deluxe
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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