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Fiero Fun Fact re: Part Made in Canada by canfirst
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Fiero Fun Fact:
Fiero rear engine deck lid vents/grilles were manufactured in Canada! The bottom of the grilles are labeled "Made In Canada".
Would anyone know what other Fiero specific parts (if any) were manufactured in Canada?

[This message has been edited by canfirst (edited 05-03-2016).]

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The soul... definitely the soul.
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What is the exhaust grille? Some sort of BBQ attatchment ? I am trying to find mine .
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Originally posted by wftb:

What is the exhaust grille? Some sort of BBQ attatchment ? I am trying to find mine .


The Fiero Store calls them Deck Lid Vents although they do look like BBQ grilles, LOL!

http://www.fierostore.com/P...20%20%20LH&d=310&p=1
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Yup. The decklid vents were manufactured in Strathroy Ontario. Whenever I attend carshows or cruise nights there at least one person will drag someone over to my Fiero and mention how they worked in the plant where they made them.
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The solid covers either side of the vent on the 84s were also made in Canada.
I always found it strange that they would use magnesium to make something positioned so close to heat sources, but I suppose it isn't really that big a deal..
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Originally posted by maryjane:

I always found it strange that they would use magnesium to make something positioned so close to heat sources, but I suppose it isn't really that big a deal...


Until it ignites... but you knew that!

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Yeah, you have to get it pretty hot to get it to go but when it does ...
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No worse than a magnesium engine block....
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No worse than a magnesium engine block....

true, and there's always been and still is, lots more easily ignited stuff in any vehicle than the metals.

Anyone that has ever seen a vehicle fire knows that the wiring insulation, plastic dash and panels, carpet and seats put off more ugly black toxic smoke than a dozen tires will.

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No Patrick !!! thats all US. LOL

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Years back GM manufactured a number of automobile parts in Canada.That was when they made good stuff. Today's GM parts are now largely Made in China by slaves.

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Originally posted by Dennis LaGrua:

Years back GM manufactured a number of automobile parts in Canada.That was when they made good stuff. Today's GM parts are now largely Made in China by slaves.



The truth is GM makes parts globally and they come from many countries and continents. Hell my Chevy has an Italian horn made in Arizona.

As for China knock off the BS about slave labor. while it has been true on some limited things the fact is nearly all their production is in mostly modern and advanced plants today. The things they can make there are as good or better than most places anymore and that is why we should be more worried than we are. That is very dangerous as these are not people in huts making things like they used to.

The odds are much greater for cheap items and slave labor on things from Harbor Freight.

Keep in mind the people making the most advanced Phones in the world for Apple and Samsung are in China in the most modern and advanced plants. That is the truth and that is why America should wake up.

This BS about poor quality and lies about slave labor is only hurting us as people are not waking up to the fact that they are much more advanced than some give them credit for.

The real key to quality is keeping people in plant to monitor the quality of the products being made. I deal with a few Americans that live there and do this for a living. They shut the place down if quality falls off.

GM uses the same plans and methods there to build cars and parts as they do here. Often the same tooling and robots are used too.

It is time more Americans wake up and learn to be competitive as they have already taken out lunch and now they are going to eat it in front of us. Sure we can make it all here but no one will want to pay the price. We have to find other ways to be competitive.

Our first key is to step up on their government to protect our technology they are stealing daily. Or in some cases our government is giving away or being careless about on open servers.

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And the gt tail light reflector comes from Italy.
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Report this Post05-06-2016 06:56 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofrenzyClick Here to Email fierofrenzySend a Private Message to fierofrenzyEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes, the driveshaft was definately made in Canada........ : (
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Many parts and compete cars came from Canada in the 1980's.

NAFTA Clinton signed in the 90's really shifted more to Mexico at that point. Many were larger V8 models as automakers could claim them as imports on CAFE. This rule changed too and impacted production of complete cars.
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Originally posted by maryjane:

The solid covers either side of the vent on the 84s were also made in Canada.
I always found it strange that they would use magnesium to make something positioned so close to heat sources, but I suppose it isn't really that big a deal..


It take a high temp to set off Magnesium unlike most of the surrounding items like in our case body panels.

They still use high amounts today in dash bracing etc.

By the time it burns you have a lot of other issues. It is more a problem for the fire department as they can not use water on it but the small amount used gets consumed fast.

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