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#829895 - 08/10/07 04:36 PM Re: Made in USA / assembled in Mexico??? [Re: FrankR]  
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There's not much in the way of apparel or apparel fabric still made in the States - at least not by historic standards.

The Hathaway shirt company was one of the last to stay in business, but I think they finally had to move production overseas about 5 years ago in order to stay afloat. I'm lucky enough to have bought one of their shirts in the late 90s that's 100% USA-made. To button it up is to know the feeling of pure unadulterated quality, we're talking meticulously crafted here. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/patriot.gif" alt="" /> None of those little irregularities or stitching errors or loose threads like you find on third world slave-produced goods.


'85 4Runner (mostly stock) <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> | '94 Miata <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> | '98 Saturn SC2 <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" /> | '12 Ford Fusion (wife's company car)

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#829896 - 08/10/07 05:48 PM Re: Made in USA / assembled in Mexico??? [Re: ScottFW]  
Seattlegti  Offline
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Noticed the sagging stock leaf springs we took out of my Jeep had "Made in MEXICO" stamped in them.


#829897 - 08/10/07 05:59 PM Re: Made in USA / assembled in Mexico??? [Re: FrankR]  
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I always enjoy Franks insight on these matters <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

My Montero was made by the "Blue Team" in Japan. Thats what the sticker in the joor jam says. I think the "Blue Team" builds the best Montero's <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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96 Toyota Land Cruiser, fully locked Mall Machine :-)

#829898 - 08/11/07 12:06 AM Re: Made in USA / assembled in Mexico??? [Re: Seattlegti]  
Kona  Offline
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There's three American Apparel store's in Seattle. Everything made and assembled in downtown LA.


Back in the West!

#829899 - 08/11/07 01:00 AM Re: Made in USA / assembled in Mexico??? [Re: LRJ4x4]  
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I always enjoy Franks insight on these matters <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />

My Montero was made by the "Blue Team" in Japan. Thats what the sticker in the joor jam says. I think the "Blue Team" builds the best Montero's <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


What sticker? I need to go check mine.


I just want to tell you both good luck, and we're all counting on you.

#829900 - 08/11/07 05:36 AM Re: Made in USA / assembled in Mexico??? [Re: sparkem]  
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In my door jam there is a round blue sticker that says "blue team" I'll get a shot in the morning.


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#829901 - 08/14/07 03:42 AM Re: Made in USA / assembled in Mexico??? [Re: Seattlegti]  
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Wife just thinks I'm just bieng stubborn but all I wanted was some new t shirts and boxers that god forbid were made domestically.

Ditch the undies go commando, wear a Utilikilt 100% American made


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#829902 - 08/14/07 03:56 AM Re: Made in USA / assembled in Mexico??? [Re: maxwell417]  
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Hah, not amongst this bunch; visited those already! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


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#829903 - 08/14/07 07:06 AM Re: Made in USA / assembled in Mexico??? [Re: kewlynx]  
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It's kinda interesting that GM makes exactly the same trucks in the US, Canada and Mexico.

For those of you who may not know (and I'm sure there aren't many) I was a GM tech up until about a month ago.

I decided to start keeping track of how many trucks I worked on under warranty, what I fixed and where they were built.

You know what I found? It was very interesting.

They all suck in exactly the same ways. I was floored. GM's quality is so poor that there is no distinction based on where they are built.


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#829904 - 08/14/07 03:58 PM Re: Made in USA / assembled in Mexico??? [Re: 52degrees]  
ScottFW  Offline
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GM's quality is so poor that there is no distinction based on where they are built.

Sure they make a substandard product. But look on the bright side... they're amazingly consistent at doing it on a huge scale! Analogy time. GM is to automobiles as Anheuser Busch is to beer. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/lol.gif" alt="" />


'85 4Runner (mostly stock) <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" /> | '94 Miata <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> | '98 Saturn SC2 <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" /> | '12 Ford Fusion (wife's company car)

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