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Old 04-21-2005, 09:51:19 PM
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just got my new farmall b steeringwheel today. made in china. grrrrrrrrrr.
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Did you by chance purchase your steering wheel off eBay? I purchased 2 from eBay (from the same buyer) for my Deeres that arrived with made in China tags on them.
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it did come from ebay. i couldn't believe it when i saw, "made in china". i do my best to buy stuff made in US.
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The day I get a McDonalds Big Mac with a made in China label - I'm leaving!
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All my pipe fittings I get from the Home Depot are all made in china. Grinder takes care of that problem . Always buying "OLDE" americian stuff at the "FLEA" market, but I always seem to need something I don't have . OH WELL !!
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The restoration parts industry, at least for cars/trucks and probably tractors too, have gone to overseas suppliers for a huge number of parts. I work for one and I'll bet that of the "reproduction parts" we carry, 75% are from off shore. Many reasons for it and we won't go there except to say they tend to be less $. These guys ship whole cars over "there" and take 'em apart and make the pieces now, and then try to sell them back to us. Most used to come from Taiwan, now Chinese and Indian pruduction is starting to show up. You have to ask before buying if you are looking for US made parts, and some stuff is just not made on this side of the water. You know how the new cars have to list a % of parts origin, well I'd hate to see one of those listings for a "fully restored" 1965 Ford Mustang or 1968 Chevy Camaro, for example, unless they used NOS parts. It is a sad but true story
Keep lookin' for that elusive NOS piece, it'll show up someday....
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A sore subject with me. I bought a set of pistons for my 1934 Harley. Took them home and opened the box, and there it was, the little gold oval sticker, "made in china". I prompltly returned them, and made sure I got American made pistons! chinese stuff sucks!!!!! We must all do our part, and try to buy American. I would rather have a beat up used item than a chinese repro. Any day. In the not to distant future, nothing will be made here. Even cars.....you always get the argument: "Yeah I know its a honda, but its made here..." Remember what country you are supporting, an where your money is ultimately going when you buy foriegn.
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Quote:
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The day I get a McDonalds Big Mac with a made in China label - I'm leaving!
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I had a big mac in Shanhai about 3 weeks ago (still tasted the same )
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Back in the late 60's I did some R&R in Hong Kong. I saw some Chinese parts that really looked great......Really GREAT.

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Chuck...LOL I could really have some fun with your post, But I think it would carried away really quick For those who dont understand,,,,,just think about it for a minute.... ........OH YEA . Chuck, thats just too funny!!
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Chuck, Maybe too many weeks between R&R
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