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Re: [oletrucks] aftermarket/reproduction parts

To: "Antonio R. Tijerino" <antonio@innercite.com>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] aftermarket/reproduction parts
From: J & M Street <jmstreet@earthlink.net>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:08:19 -0800
A safe bet is to purchase fasteners from an aircraft parts supplier, they 
shear and tensile testing and are under the watchful eye of the F.A.A.

Jeff Street
55-2 Hot rod project (with my new chassis!)

"Antonio R. Tijerino" wrote:

> On the same token, I have been getting "Grade 8" bolts, nuts and washers at 
> 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 
> 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 
> Thanks,
> Antonio,
> 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
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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