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Perfect Circle Company Hubs $180

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Blaine found a set of NOS Perfect Circle hubs, which look to be private-labeled versions of the Selectro hub manufactured by Dualmatic. Unfamilar with Perfect Circle, I wondered why the company would private label a set of hubs.

It turns out that Perfect Circle had been a leader in the development of piston rings for several decades. In 1963, the company was purchased by the Dana Corporation. It’s possible that relationship led to the private labeling of the hubs. (Read the whole Perfect Circle history here)

These particular hubs should fit the Dana 27 axles, as that was the standard axle on early Scouts (but I’m not expert on the Scouts).

We’ve seen the above hubs branded under multiple names, including Dualmatic, Selectro, Perfect Circle, Free-Lock, and others. But, where did the hubs originate?

Unfortunately, as this point I only have theories rather than actual answers. One theory is that they were developed by Free-Lock, but not patented, prior to Free-Lock’s demise. Somehow, Dualamatic/Husky ended up with the hubs (probably purchased Free-Lock’s assets) and then Dualmatic manufacturing them under the Free-Lock brand, then other brands.

My second theory is that the hub is based on this hub patent from Clark Peterson in 1955.


It has the spring system and It appears the entire top of the hub twists. But, there are some differences. The central bolt does not exist to hold the hub in place, instead side bolds secure the top. Maybe someone who has a set of these hubs can compare it to the hub design above? Below is a schematic of a Dualmatic hub for comparison.



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1946 Ad For the Jeep Station Wagon

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This 2-page Car for all the People ad was featured in the Saturday Evening Post on December 21, 1946, pages 56 and 57. You’ll notice the ad has “Makers of America’s Most Useful Vehicles” phrase (the prequel phrase to “The World’s Most useful Vehicles”). it also has a Willys-Overland badge. I’m working on documenting when that bade comes and goes.


On the cover the magazine was a Main Street Christmas scene that included, at the bottom right, a tree tied to the top of a jeep.

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1942 Bell & Howell Filmo Camera Ad on way

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: Back on eBay at a relatively good price.

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1947 CJ-2A Eureka, CA $7500


Seems worth a look.

” have a 1947 willis jeep I have been restoring turned 12 volt, electronic ignition upgrade,new intake manifold, new exhaust manifold and exhust all the way gauges , new fuel tank and recently added padded roll bar and mutch more to tell. must see.”

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1945 MB Ogden, UT $6500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(12/09/2018) Appears worth a look.

“1945 Jeep willy, 327 small block engine…lots of extras $6,500.00”

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CJ-5s & M-38a1s



  1. 1974 CJ-5s Salt Lake City, UT $2750:
  2. 1958 CJ-5 Provo, UT $2700:
  3. 1965 CJ-5 Boise, ID $5500:
  4. 1959 CJ-5 Hoosick Falls, NY $1500:
  5. 1979 CJ-5 Hudson, NY $3800:
  6. 1968 CJ-5 Fayetteville, TN $5000:
  7. 1955 CJ-5 Mooresville, TN $700:
  8. Year CJ-5 Irish Hills, MI $500:
  9. Year? CJ-5 Byron Center, MI $2500:
  10. 1957 CJ-5 Zion Hill, MS $2000:
  11. 1963 CJ-5 Scappoose, OR $2000:
  12. 1955 CJ-5 Wenatchee, WA Make Offer:


  1. 1963 M-38A1 Commerce, TX $1200:
  2. 1953 M-38A1 Asheville, NC $8570:
  3. 1955 M-38A1 Margate, FL $4500:
  4. 1952 M-38A1 Knoxville, TN $4500:
  5. 1955 M-38A1 Mattoon, IL $3500:
  6. M-38A1 Collection Sultan, WA:
  7. 1958 M-38A1 Hercules, CA $7500:
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1948 CJ-2A Millville, CA For Trade


It’s been stored a couple years.

“Wanting to trade my 1948 cj2a for 2 door v8 car from 1960s. Preferably a ford. Just getting it out of storage. Last driven in 2016 cool April nights and then parked. Just seeing if anyone interested”

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1947? VEC CJ-2A Curlew, WA $1400


It appears to have a VEC body.

“Willys Jeep CJ2A parts! Includes 1947 parts jeep with title and a good galvanized steel hard top. Parts also include 3 blocks, heads, cam shafts, and oil pans, miscellaneous oil filters, generators, and some transfer case parts and clutch housings. There are axles for the ’47. There are transmission parts, but none are complete.”

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1947 CJ-2A Scotts Valley, CA $4000


Need some work. Has an f-head. Can anyone indentify the branding on the front hubs? Kind of looks like Speedo or something similar.

“1947 Willys CJ2A, F Head 4 cyl from a 1955 Jeep, T90 3 spd, Dana 18, Dana 25 frt, 41 rear with 5.38 gears. New battery, carb, spare transmission and transfer case and driveshafts, brand new tires and wheels, new seats, brand new Rancho 1” lift springs, have original windshield and factory wheels, roll bar. Was going to restore it but am going a different direction. It’s a project but it’s close. Tub not rusted out just a little dented here and there. $4,000 obo.”






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Wagon Roof Rack Gaston, OR $300


Is this a factory option or period correct aftermarket option or something that was added later?

“complete with all components.”


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M-38A1 Floor Pans Roseville, CA $300

• CATEGORIES: Features, Parts

Seems like a good price.

“Complete replacement floor pans for willys M38a1 military jeep or pre 1971 CJ-5 jeep. $300 for all (will not sell separately). Set includes everything that is pictured.
Floor pans are powder coated Olive drab green.”


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1946 CJ-2A Carson City, NV $2000


Needs some wiring.

“1946 Jeep Willy with a 289 V8. Currently not wired but have new wiring on hand. Manual tranny. It’s been sitting for some time as you can see.”

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1946 CJ-2A Millville, UT $2500


Not sure how much value is here. No description provided.


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1963 FC-170 Dually Sandwich, IL $5000

• CATEGORIES: FC150-FC170-M677

It hasn’t been started in a few decades. But, it looks solid.

“Antique Willy’s Jeep, one owner. Ready for restoration. Hasn’t been started in 30 years, Everything worked when stored. Always stored inside. Mileage reads 36,000. It’s more than that but unknown. Flathead 6 with 3 speed manual transmission, high/low range 4 wheel drive.”


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US Soldiers Installing Wire Cutters

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Video of US Soldiers in England cutting and installing wire cutters.

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Converto Trailer Photos

• CATEGORIES: Features, trailer

UPDATE: Joe has shared some pics of his Converto Trailer with a Hydraulic dump setup.

He wrote, “I have a converto HA hydraulic dumper ser# 30283 it didn’t have the factory running gear under it but the complete dump set up is intact the hydraulic cylinder and pump are black hawk company the dump bed and it’s frame have not one rust hole and just a couple very tiny dents anyone know the value of one like it ?”


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The Hottest Vintage Vehicle is an Old Jeep


UPDATE: Yesterday when I looked at the article, I am pretty sure Jeep was listed #1. I just looked again and now Jeep is #2. Hmmmm ….

Thanks to Brian for sharing this. According to Forbes Magazine, the hottest collectible car or truck is the jeep [edit … 2nd hottest]. I’m not sure how Forbes measured that result. The problem is that this article is moreclick-baitish than a heavily researched analysis. (and, yes, the article starts with the phrase. $8,800 …)


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Couple Brochures from eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

I won these two brochures on eBay. I’ll share them once I receive them.

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WANTED: This Toy Jeep in the NC Area

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Someone is hoping to find this toy jeep or a similar one.

“I will pay any reasonable amount for this Jeep or one just like it.My Dad brought it home from France after WWII.”



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1941 Ford GP Cheyenne, WY **SOLD**

• CATEGORIES: Bantam-FordGP-WillysMA-EarlyJPs


It’s powered by a Ford 9N Tractor engine.

“Rare Military Classic Vehicle.Matching #s tub and frame,i do have the motorpool replacement motor.At present time it is powered by a freshly rebuilt Ford 9N tractor motor.Front and rear diff have been completely gone through.All new brakes/hardware/lines/master cyl.Still needs to be finished.Steering box has been rebuilt.$15,000 or best offer.May be interested in a trade of whatever.No motorcycles or boats”

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1946 CJ-2A Wallingford, CT $7000


Looks solid. It has a reproduction tub. It also has been updated to 12 volts and has some other non-stock parts.

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Full off body restored Willy’s. Registered as a 1946 CJ2 has new universal steel tub and CJ 3 windshield.
Runs great no rust. 12volt system Always garage kept..
Prof. Rebuilt starter installed last month.
Registered and drive it every week! Only thing it needs are the items that you want to update and customize for your taste and use.
Price is $7,000 because I now have a 45 MB military Jeep I want to put my efforts into. My new distraction with the MB is your gain as I need room in my garage.
No Scammers or tire kickers. If you know and like Flat fender Jeeps this is a great one to have for joy riding shows and parades, father & son project.”

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1973 CJ-5 Super Jeep Putnam Valley, NY eBay


UPDATE: The buy-it-now price has been upped to $1,000,000 … Seller will also take offers.

The buy-it-now price is $45,000.

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“Meet Daisy! A fantastic and rare 1973 Super Jeep.

Only produced for a couple months in 1973, the Super Jeep was an appearance package created due to a lack of a supply of aluminum wheels needed to produce the Renegade models. The Super Jeep is highly recognizable by it’s outrageous Peter Max – like decal package, white steel wheels, curved chrome front bumper, two tone interior and upholstered white padded dash.

Only 300 Super Jeeps were produced, with only a few handfuls surviving today. The majority of the 300 Super Jeeps produced were made in White or Blue with a few others in more rare colors like this one in Daisy Yellow. Continue reading

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1944 Video of Troops Loading Jeeps on LST

• CATEGORIES: Features, videos

Steve shared this video of troops loading jeeps and other vehicles onto an LST.

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1953 Fields and Streams Ad For the CJ-3B

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad appeared in the Heppner Gazette Times (Oregon) on April 23, 1953.


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Jerry the Jeep by Edith Thacher Hurd on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Books, Features

UPDATE: This is a first edition of Jerry the Jeep, but it isn’t in very good condition (and very high priced).

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“Jerry the Jeep lived in a big Army camp. He was a new jeep and a strong little jeep but he was always doing things that he shouldn’t. He went down hills when he was supposed to go up them. He blew his horn “peep-peep” when nobody wanted it and he was always dropping nuts and bolts like a ………”

book measures about 9 1/4″ by 10 1/2″”

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