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Free-Lock Hubs and a Tool

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Two different eBay ads here, one for a set of Free-Lock hubs and another for the sale of a reproduction Free-Lock hub tool.

  1. Free Lock Hubs Roseville, CA $50 on eBay
    “Willie’s free lock hubs one is missing internal gear one is complete both spin free”
  2. Free-Lock Reproduction Hub Tool $35 on eBay:
    “This auction is for 1 each exact reproduction of the very rare Free Lock Wrench that came with Denver brand Free Lock locking hubs as used on various 4 wheel drive vehicles of the late 50’s and 60’s. Denver Free Lock hubs were high end locking hubs that were available as aftermarket accessories to fit many 4X4 trucks including Dodge Power Wagons. I had these wrenches cast for me many years ago using one of the only original wrenches I have ever seen as a pattern. This is an exact copy of the original cast in zinc as the original. It is approx. 7″ long and has the nubs to turn and lock or unlock the hubs. You may never see another one of these and I won’t be making a second run.” free-lock-tool-remake
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Kelly Hubs Cicero, NY **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD** Were $185 on eBay

Gary’s selling these hard-to-find-hubs.

“Up for bid is a nice pair of rare Kelly Locking Hubs [Ten spline]. The Hubs have been disassembled, cleaned, and repacked lightly with grease. They have been primered and painted black. These Hubs lock in and out easily and work as they should, and are all ready to be mounted on your Willys Jeep!”


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Later Model Heavy Duty Selectro Hubs Brunswick, GA $60/each


Rick spotted these late model Heavy Duty Selectro hubs for sale.

“New 5-bolt front hubs for 1978-1981 Jeep CJ. p/n 5358568H. 3 available. All are unused. 2 are dirty from storage but bearing surfaces are good. $60 each.
Selectro locking hubs for same are also new. $60 each, 2 available.
**$200 for 2 front hubs and 2 locking hubs.**”


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Hubs on eBay

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1. Looks like these Allstate hubs are in reasonable condition.

“Sears Locking hubs for most early jeeps. Show normal ware but work great. Includes bolts. Removed from 1953 CJ3A.”

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2. These “heavy duty” Selectro units, which came out in the early 70s, could use some cleaning on the outside.

“Selectro 11024 Locking Hub GPW Jeep CJ CJ2A CJ3A CJ3B CJ5 M38 Willys 10 Spline”

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Free-Lock Hubs Denver, CO $100


These appear to be Dualmatic hubs with the Free-Lock private label. They certainly are rare.

“This is a very rare set of Free-Lock locking hubs. Free-Lock was made in Denver Colorado in the 50’s. Dalamatic Hub company may have bought Free-Lock. Thes sure look just like the Selectro hubs you see today. They are 10 spline, and works with all Willy’s & CJ jeeps from 1941 to 1971. Hubs are in good working order. Thanks for looking!”

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NOS Husky Hubs Chatsworth, CA **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was on eBay.

These appear to be 19 spline Husky Hubs (I counted the splines). Anyone see a reason why these wouldn’t work on a 19 spline jeep axle/hub?




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Kelly Manufacturing Hubs Clovis, CA $80


Here’s a rare set of Kelly hubs.

“Kelly Mfg. Automatic locking hubs. These are off of a 1953 Willys CJ3a, but, should fit most Jeeps with a Dana 25 or 27 front axle. They are ten spline. These hubs were usually dealer installed options, and are in very good shape, and in working order. Great for a restoration project. $80.00, or would consider trading for a good 5.38 ring and pinion for the same Dana 25/27 front axle.”

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Warn Hubs Minneapolis, MN $50


Vintage set of 10 spline Warn hubs. Seller also has newer set for more money.

“I have two sets of Warn locking hubs. Both are for 10 spline axle shafts and six bolt flange mounting. They are compatible with many years of jeeps.

1. Plastic dial set is in perfect working order. They are also compatible with threaded axle shafts on early jeeps. No need to remove or cut off the shaft, they work with the nut installed. $50

2. Brass dial premium set (Warn part number 29062) are new in box, never installed. These are also compatible with all the same years of vehicles. If used on threaded axle shafts the threads will need to be cut off per Warn’s instructions. These retail for $210. I am selling them for $150.”


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Warn Summer Hubs Canby, OR **SOLD**


UPDATE: **SOLD** Was $300

The hubs include a storage box.


“These vintage 1950s WARN hubs are used to convert jeeps and other Willys vehicles from full-time four wheel drive to two wheel drive by replacing the grooved 4WD hub with a non-grooved hub. An integral needle bearing and a separate bushing support the splined axle end in the non-grooved hub.

They are called “summer” hubs because owners would remove the early full-time 4WD hubs from their vehicles during the summer when 4WD was not required, to increase gas mileage, and to reduce wear on tires and drive train parts. They are also attractive with the “waffle” pattern and script “Warn” on each shiny aluminum hub.

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2 Sets of Dualmatic Hubs Ukiah, CA eBay


They aren’t perfect.

” I have 2 complete sets of Dualmatic 6 bolt 10 spline locking hubs, tall versions.  These will fit all 10 spline willys jeeps cj’s mb gpw’s wagon trucks and jeepster’s.
The set on the left has damage to the housing and one star gear.  It has torrington needle bearings and is complete
The set on the right works but has small hairline cracks in the housing around the star gear, this set is also complete no other damage besides cracks.
Both sets have flat tops with no warping or over tightening.
Great for parts or restoration.”

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1945 MB Grass Valley, CA $12,500


Mike shared this unique build. It’s got a 181 Mercruiser engine, which was one I was considering when I was building Biscuit. I wish I could take this for a test drive.

“Complete rebuild 3 years ago
181 4 cylinder mercruiser engine
T90 transmission
New 33 inch tires
4 wheel disc breaks
Custom best top
8500 warn winch
Duel fuel tanks
Line x tub
New seats
Warn locking hubs
Roll cage
Waterproof radio
Electric windshield wipers
Millatery grill
Hi lift jack,axe,shovel
Tow bar”

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1942 GPW Hood River, OR $5500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(08/04/2023) This could be worth a look. It doesn’t run at the moment.

“I have a 1942 Ford JP. These were made by Ford during WWll and were used in war frequently. This Jeep doesn’t run but it ran when it was parked years ago. Haven’t really tried to start it because there isn’t a battery. It is a 3 speed manual. It has a dual case, and front locking hubs. This Jeep is very very rare, yes it doesn’t run but everything else is there. Body is straight, tires hold air, engine and tranny are there ect…. I won’t respond to “is this still available” not in a hurry to sell, looking for the right deal as this Jeep is very rare and is 81 years old. Number of miles is unknown You will need to bring a traile”

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1953 CJ-3B Embarrass, MN $2000


The seller suggests that the hubs are self-locking, but they appear to be standard power-lock hubs from Cutlas (Cutlas did offer some automatic hubs in the 1960s … see the Cutlas Manufacturing history).

“1953 Jeep cj3b It has a rusty tub but many features that make it worth restoring. Solid frame, hurricane engine that turns, good hood and front fenders, Self locking hubs, newer radiator, nice looking gauges, original gas tank and horn. The front bumper is bolted on (not welded) and the frame horns are nice. Sold with Bill of Sale. $2000. Worth much more as parts. Call or text 218-349-three zero six five.”1953-cj3b-ely-mn6 1953-cj3b-ely-mn7 1953-cj3b-ely-mn8 1953-cj3b-ely-mn9


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1961 CJ-5 Van Nuys, CA $8500


Lots of stock jeep here. This has a Koenig hardtop and a set of early Husky hubs.

“1961 CJ5 100% original CA barn find survivor. Aftermarket factory installed hard top has never been removed. All windows and glass good and functioning. Everything works. Owner told me the Jeep had a re-spray in the 70’s but you can’t tell because it’s faded and the patina. Paint will shine with a buff and wax but I don’t like my cars like that. Took this in on partial trade as part of my collection but do not need it. It came with a Jeepster and some other parts I needed. Unmolested and uncut. No modifications. Original factory installed side steps. Drive as is or lift it. Head turner everywhere I park it. Brand new industrial battery. Brand new tires. Dropping off Monday (7/10) at carburetor shop to rebuild it, so it runs perfect. It has a little dead spot that I don’t like. No leaks. Engine bay is perfect. Zero rust. Original rubber floor mat. Push button starter. 4WD, locking hubs and transfer case all working. 12 volt vintage glass dome light installed but nothing cut or drill”

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1943 GPW Prineville, OR $8000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $8000.

(03/13/2023) This has a variety of updates. Includes a Cab Enclosure hardtop.

“1943 Ford GPW / Willys MB. 2.3l Ford turbo engine from a Ford Thunderbird. Curie D44 front, Jeep D44 rear, locking hubs on all 4 wheels for flat towing, twin stick Dana 300, T90. New battery, overhauled rear end, transmission, and transfer case. Includes car dolly and arctic cab. Registered. Effectively a 200hp street legal side-by-side.”

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1948 CJ-2A Oregon City, OR $12,250


Transferase won’t work in low range.

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“1948 cj2a, dana 44 rear end , 488 gears with posi, 10″ brakes, warn locking hubs, warn overdrive, iron duke 151 motor, new fuel pump, new clutch, new water pump, new starter, new weber carb, new fuse box and wiring, all parts and body sandblasted, primed and painted, seats moved back 4″, tires like new with matching spair, 3 point seat belts, new brake master and all new lines, i have a rear swing out-holds 2 5gal cans and spair, i have top bows but no cover, did this about 2 years ago, never had it out,very stright and sold body see photos, transfer case works in hi range but locks up in low, tittle in hand, runs and drives, but i would trailer it home”

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1961 Wagon Parkway Conversion El Cajon, CA $8400

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I think this is a Delivery Sedan with a Parkway Conversion (and some customization.

“’61 Willys Station wagon with running GM 350 motor, straight body, stock T90 transmission, Dana 18 twin stick transfer case, Dana 27 front differential with Warn locking hubs, Dana 44 rear differential, spring over setup for extra ground clearance, rear double barn doors, original rear bumper with “WILLYS” script, 2 Jerry cans side rackets, roof mounted CB radio antenna, winch mount in front bumper assembly, with clear title. Also have video of motor running and vehicle driving. $8,400″

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1953 M-38A1 Loomis, CA $8000


Still needs some work, but it sounds like it’s a pretty good build.

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“1953 Jeep M38A1 CJ PROJECT
It needs to be finished, i just don’t have the time. It hurts to take such a hit in money, but its time to find someone who will finish it. The pink is clean and in non op.

Throddle down custom frame, bumpers and swing out tire carrier, set up for YJ suspension

2 1/2 BDS YJ Springs

Front Axle-
Narrowed dana 44 waggy by WFO warn premium locking hubs, 4.88, E locker, chromoly axles,
chevy outers flat top, F150 rotors 5 x 5 1/2, everything new, brakes, rotors, calipers, dynatruck U bold flip kit

Rear Axle-
2013 JK rubicon 44 narrowed by predator, 4.88, E locker, chromoly axle, new bearings and calipers

I did it tilt steering column – WFO inverted T steering kit, grant steering wheel, borguson u-joints,
J-20 3/4 ton saginaw box 4 to 1

1991 S10 4.3 V-6 rebuilt, roller cam, roller tipped rockers, new P.S. pump and new pulley, new harmonic balancer and
new pulley, new fan, new fan clutch, new belt tensioner, A.F.I. fuel injection, taylor wires, novack headers,
novack motor mounts

new flywheel, new clutch set, novack adj throw out bearing, novack hyd slave cyl, new clutch fork

SM 420 rebuilt, new bell housing

Transfer case-
rebuilt dana 18 w 1 1/4 intermediate shaft, novack rebuild w tempered shaft, new yokes, novack sm420 dana18 adapter

Warn overdrive

Front seats newer, rear new

Roll bar with bimini top

Half doors

call rich
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1956 CJ-5 Rexburg, Id $3500


It may be a project, but it looks in pretty good shape compared to most.

“Willys Jeep, first year for the CJ-5. Needs some work, but runs and drives. The body is pretty beat up, but the drivetrain is solid. All stock drivetrain, 4 cylinder "Hurricane" F-head and 3 speed transmission. I bought it as a project, but haven’t had much time to work on it. Now I’m moving in a few months and don’t want to take it with me. Since I’ve had it, I’ve installed Warn locking hubs, replaced the rear springs, a couple of U-joints, the fuel tank, and gauge cluster. The rear seat isn’t currently bolted down, but all the hardware is there. I believe it was restored at some point in the past, but the guy I bought it from beat the body up pretty bad off-roading it. Come take it for a test drive and make an offer”

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1959 CJ-3B Atlanta, GA $19,995


Dave is selling this unique built-from-scratch CJ-3B with some Northwest history. You can reach him at davelogan @ for more info (remove spaces around the @).

The Warn ad below shows the jeep next to Tom Telford, the builder of it.

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“This Jeep has some interesting history. It was originally built from scratch in 1990 by Tom Telford who was the Chief Engineer at Warn Industries for 26 years. Tom built this CJ-3B to use a test bed for new engineering ideas, running trails, and as a magazine model.

It has done all of that quite well. This is the Jeep that Warn showcased in their 1990s magazine ads. I have a copy of this ad that will go with the sale. Tom is shown beside the Jeep.

Some articles were also written about it. Over the years the Jeep’s configuration has changed. And, further upgrades have been done while I’ve owned it.

You can read an article by Jim Allen on the CJ3B web site:
I also have a 1995 article published by 4Wheel and Offroad.

I bought the Jeep directly from Tom in 2018, so I’m the second owner. It is currently registered, tagged, and insured in Georgia. Georgia does not issue titles for vehicles over 25 years old.

While in my ownership I have performed some deferred maintenance, made some upgrades, and have fixed a few things that didn’t work.

I am an International 4WD Trainer and have used this Jeep exclusively for my training classes.
I am also a Jeep Jamboree Event Coordinator and have used it for Jeep Jamborees too.

I bought this Jeep because I remember seeing it in the 1990s and always thought it was “cool”. And, I needed a vintage flat fender Jeep to attend a favorite Jeep event in Colorado.

My needs have changed and I have relocated to Florida for work.
I don’t want to see this great Jeep just sit in my garage.
It deserves to be exploring new trails with an eager owner.

Please prepare to be overwhelmed with details on this build. It’s got all of the good stuff. I spent a lot of time on the phone with Tom to learn everything I could about what he built. I have an amazing amount of detail for it. Too much for here, but it’s all recorded and comes with the Jeep.

Tom started with a 1959 DJ-5 frame that he stretched about 6-inches. He added a reproduction CJ-3B body to it. It has a full “roll cage” bolted to the frame.

He used a Chevrolet 350 small block engine with Howell fuel injection. There is a T-18 transmission and Dana 20 transfer case behind that. It has a hydraulic clutch system.

One of the best features is that it has the Warn XCL coil suspension with Fox coil-over shocks. I even have extra coil-overs and a shop that can rebuild them, if that’s ever needed. The polyurethane bushings used in the suspension are all “off the shelf” items.

The axles are great. They are both narrowed high pinion Dana 44s with 4.88 ratios. There is a Detroit locker in the front axle and ARB air locker in the rear. Naturally there are Warm premium hubs up front and drive flanges in the rear. Manually locking hubs can be added for flat towing.

The rear axle has had a Holbrook full float conversion and both axles have disc brakes. The axle shafts are all 30-spline. Moser Engineering can still make replacement axle shafts, if needed.

It has a 75.8:1 crawl ratio. If you use Low range and 1st gear you will need a calendar to see when you’ll arrive at your destination.

In High range and 4th gear it will run down the interstate at 70 mph, but you’ll need to get used to driving it with a flexible suspension and no swaybar. Wheee…

It has Saginaw power steering and I’ve recently replaced the steering box, pump, and hoses.

The Jeep currently has steel wheels and 33” BF Goodrich KM3 tires. There is plenty of ground clearance with this set-up.

I have easily spent over $20,000 while I’ve owned it.

Some of the things I’ve done include replacing the engine with a new Chevrolet Performance crate engine. The original engine was tired and showing bearing material. The replacement is a stock SBC 350 putting out a peak 210 Hp and 300 ft.-lbs. of torque. Plenty of power for a small lightweight Jeep.
I have added a new Bestop Tigertop, Procar bucket seats, and a Tuffy Security console. A Cobra 29 CB radio and Midland MXT400 GMRS radio are included. These radios are usually required on group trail rides.
I’ve also added an ARB twin air compressor.
I have gone through the wiring and removed excess wires and switches from the past and added a cut-off switch. It has a fuse block now. And, the windshield wipers and turn signals are working.
The windshield glass and gasket have been replaced. Sun visors have been added. It has side mirrors now.
The fuel injection chip has been reprogrammed for better high altitude performance. And, I’ve added a hydraulic parking brake.
I replaced an old Warn winch with an even older 8274 winch. I added Warn’s synthetic winch rope and a roller fairlead. I replaced the battery with an Optima yellow top AGM battery.

So you may be asking what still needs to be done to it. The answer is “Nothing”. This is a fully sorted highly capable Jeep ready to go.
But, it is not anything like a new Jeep. It doesn’t have heat, although I have a new heater system for it that’s included. It doesn’t have air conditioning. No Bluetooth, satellite, or display screens. No AM/FM radio. You’ll only hear the growl of the V8 exhaust.
It is Old School. No air bags, ABS brakes, or back-up camera. The manual transmission is “truck-like”. The transfer case is gear driven.
Knowing that the Jeep would appear in magazines, the body shop applied a thick layer of body filler and sanded it very smooth. Then they painted it and it looked awesome… 30 years ago.
The trails have added some “patina”. There are some chunks of filler that are gone and there are some minor dents. There is NO rust. To me, it was just evidence that the Jeep was used and enjoyed.
I have driven this Jeep on trails in Georgia, Tennessee, Colorado, and Utah. Where do you want to go?

I have “invested” roughly $40,000 in the Jeep in total. I’m asking $19,995 or a reasonably close offer.
I will cooperate with a transport company if you’d like it shipped. The Jeep is in an Atlanta, Georgia suburb.