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1963 CJ-3B Splendora, TX $4500


No pics provided.

“1963 Willy’s Jeep CJ3B Complete and all Original with clear title”


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1949 CJ-3A Denver, CO $1500


Doesn’t run.

“cj 3a 1949 has dana 44 rear axle radiator fits but is wrong yr seats are good not running engine turns over by hand right front wheel is hard to roll like brake dragging”

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Year? CJ-3A Rhome, TX $600

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UPDATE: Price dropped to $400.

(04/13/2019) This poor jeep ….

“Pretty rough grill hood fenders tailgate wind shield frame and frame all fixible.
Missing two tires and wheels. I have forklift to load. First 800 gets it”


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1953 CJ-3B Lake Havasu City, AZ $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(02/20/2019) Note that the passenger side has a skin over much of it (see third pic). Includes an extra body.

“1953 Willys jeep that looks and runs good, it has nearly new tires, 2 extra partial tops, and a new body extra for anyone wanting to restore the vehicle, all original I believe, has soft top doors and back window, not for a daily driver, but a parade vehicle after restoration”

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Selectro / Husky / Dualmatic Hub Overview

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Once again, this is more a working post than a polished one. And, it’s a long one. It kept growing and growing as I learned more (and became more confused).Of course, I am left with more answers than questions.

Essentially, I’m trying to figure out when Selectro hubs popped onto the 4WD scene, who controlled them, and how they evolved. That led to looking at Husky, Dualmatic, Watson and FreeLock hubs. I don’t have all the answers just yet … here we go …


Map of companies related to Jeep products in the 1950s-1970s. You can learn more about Thor and White Automotive here.and Free-Lock here.


1959/1960?: The Husky Company launches it’s line of Husky Hubs our of Aurora, Colorado. This is one of two pieces of evidence of the Husky Company’s existence in Aurora. This early Husky Hub has the Husky Company name and location on it:


Here’s a second piece of evidence indicating the Husky Company was located originally in Aurora, Colorado. Maury spotted this early document:

Based on the information on the hub, the Husky company already had a patent awarded (not just filed, but awarded). So, which patent was that? My best guess at the moment is that this 1958 patent awarded to Clark Peterson has the most elements in common with the Husky Hub.

Given there were a couple intervening years between the patent (awarded in 1958) and Husky Hub (unclear when it was brought to market, but I’m guessing 1959/1960), it seems possible that he altered the design before manufacturing it, which could explain the differences between the patent and the finished hub. The biggest reason I think the two are related is that both the patent and the Husky Hub have a narrow bolt down the center, a unique design not seen in another other hubs.

1961: In 1961 a new name is associated with the Husky Hub: Trade Winds, Inc, out of Boulder, Colorado. My best guess is that the Husky Hub company lacked capital, so it turned to Trade Winds (perhaps which bought a controlling stake in the Husky Company?) to re-introduce the Husky Hubs.

The company’s name is shown as “TRADE WINDS” on the hubs, but as “Tradewinds” in various trade journal ads, which is where it focused its advertising (such as Roads and Streets, American Beef Producer, and Pacific Chemical and Metallurgical Industries). It appears the hub ads only appeared during 1961 (and possibly 1962). I can find no evidence that text ads were placed later than that. Here’s an example ad:


This snippet appeared in a 1962 book, suggesting the Husky hubs may have been launched in 1961. Two other sources also indicate that Tradewinds had launched the Husky Hub in 1961

This detail image of a brochure for the Husky Hub is undated, but clearly shows the Trade Winds name.


This is a detail shot of a Husky Hub brochure from the 1960s.

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1969 Ad for the Boulder TowBarGuide

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

This ad from the September 1969 issue of Four Wheeler Magazine shows the Boulder TowBarGuid, a winch that wrests atop a towbar. The same issue included a story on the winch, though not much background was provided about the company. The winch was manufactured by the Hilmer Company out of Boulder, Colorado.



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M-151 Pencil Sharpener on eBay

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This is pretty cool. An M-151 Pencil sharpener.

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“Vintage Miniature Enesco Die Cast Military Jeep Willys Pencil Sharpener”

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1947? DJ-3A Durango, CO $5000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $5000.  Better pics provided.

(06/25/2019) It’s listed as a 1947, but looks all DJ-3A. Looks like fun.

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1947-cj2a-durango-co1“2 wheel drive All American – Red, White & Blue 1947 Willys Jeep
Body of a 1947 and probably engine too. All new undercarriage including: Axles, 3 Speed Transmission Steering, Springs, Shocks, Bumpers, 5 New Tires and Wheels, Radiator. New Lights, Blinkers, Windshield wipers. New Seats and Upholstery. Great parade jeep or just bopping around town. No title or registration, comes with a Bill of Sale. It has always been used on private property. It is street legal, if one so desires to register it! Comes with heavy duty 18 foot flat bed trailer. Will sell jeep only for $5,000 or both for $8,000!
Will deliver for cost of travel.”

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1962 CJ-3B Peru, ME $1200


UPDATE: Price dropped to $1200 and better photos added. This may have some Allstate or Husky hubs.

(05/03/2019) Runs and drives, but needs work.

“1962 Willys Jeep CJ3B. Runs, drives, steers. Needs brakes, wiring for lights, and body work. $2600 or best offer.”

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1948 CJ-2A Tacoma, WA $6000


UPDATE: Price dropped to $6000

(10/01/2018) Looks in good shape.

“Nicely restored 1948 Willy’s. Flat head 4 engine
Manual trans twin stick 4wd
Rebuilt running gear, nice body ALL STEEL
Up graded seats and gauges, coms with tow bar
Nice top, fun driver !!”

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1951 CJ-3A Snohomish, WA $5000


Has at least a few updates. Could use better pics.

“1951 willys flat fender original 4 cylinder new tires runs great”

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1949 CJ-3A Lewiston, ME $8500


This may have a reproduction body.

“No longer use so selling my dependable & capable trail Jeep. 134 L head engine with 3 speed T90 transmission and T18 transfer case. 12 volt conversion. Dana 44 rear end with Lock Right locker & 11″ brake drums. Dana 35 front end with 11″ drums. 8000# Warn winch. 32″ TSL radial swampers. 1.25″ wheel spacers. Frame & body in great condition with no appreciable rust or Bondo. Comes with bikini top, high lift jack, weatherproof storage boxes & many other extras too numerous to list. Used but never abused. Always garaged. $8500.”

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1946 CJ-2A Pullman, WA $3500


Sounds like it might have an overdrive? Has some aftermarket fiberglass fenders and some other mods.

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“This extremely rare find is in excellent condition, it has a Chevy small block, very solid axles, large drum brakes, with a Cadillac telescoping adjustable steering column, 4 speed transmission with a Warn All Range Overdrive transfer case, it will take you where you need to go, this thing has shown me a lot of love and I am ready to pass it on to the next person that will treat it right. Please let me know if you have any other questions.”

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1948 CJ-2A Lowville, NY $8500


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/28/2012) “1948 Willys CJ2A Jeep for sale
Body off original restoration
Runs well
Inspected and registered
Turn signal lights and seatbelts added
No top”



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1979 DJ-5 Wade, NC $1000


This might work well for someone. Thanks to Tom for spotting it.

“2 wheel drive, automatic transmission, old mail Jeep. Steering wheel on right hand side of jeep. NO TITLE. Jeep was cranked and ran a few years ago. Has been sitting for a few years.”


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1959 CJ-5 Pearl River, NY $9000


The body work on this appears well done. It’s got some non-jeep rims on it. I’m wondering if those front rims have been enlarged so that the rims would fit over the hubs.

“Willys cj5 runs and drive’s. Barn find restored a few years ago and stored since. Previously sitting since 1970. No body filler, had panels cut out and replaced. Transferable registration”

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1948 CJ-2A Post Falls, ID $8200


UPDATE: Was priced at $8200. Now no price.

(06/17/2019) Lots of updates to this rebuilt 2A.

“3 years of labor and love must go. 48 willys CJ2A, clean title this jeep has almost all new parts. Comes with a
built Corvet 283 with camel back heads 600 cfm edelbrock carb married to a chevy 4 speed trany, new headers and exhaust. Listed are all new parts, brake solenoids brake lines master cylinder and front power disk brakes, shocks, tires, lights, seats, 4 core radiator, hoses, alternator, front and rear bumpers. all LED lights, new painless wiring harness, new paint, rhino lined tub and new finders, tilt steering wheel, drop pedals, heater, windshield wipers, toe bar, back seat, custom half doors, and much more.”






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1948 CJ-2A Gerry, NY $5800


The body has had some work done.

“1948 CJ2A. Overall good condition. New tires, seat frames, and seat cushions. 12 volt conversion. Stock ’48 drive train – 4 cyl. L-head, 3 speed, 5.38 gearing. Body decent, has some panels replaced and some fill. Very solid. Runs and drives good. Currently registered and inspected.”

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1975 CJ-6 Underwood, WA $8000


UPDATE: Still Available.

(06/12/2019) Needs some work.


“My 1975 CJ6 8k OBO

Its got a laundry list of modifications, and she’s basically a trailer queen , but its legal to drive just not a fun long distance rig. I love this rig but I really haven’t driven it in years, I’ve been riding more on my motorcycle

Garaged since 94 ( I’m the third owner )
258 6cyl runs on propane, It has a 30 gallon vehicle tank and accepts forklift cylinders too
winch ( 8k)
Rust free body
Extended fender flares
Slip in ( AKA pin on ) mud flaps for the road
Ford T18 granny tranny ( using Jeep T176 bell housing to mount Ford tranny )
Advance Adapaters adapter mates the IH Dana 20 Transfer case with dual shiffters
37” Hummer ( good year wranglers ) wheels are hummer orignals , “trail Worthy Brand Rock rings ”
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1946 CJ-2A Washington, NJ $5200


Has some body patches and a few mods.

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“1946 willys cj2a jeep. Original motor runs perfectly. Rebuilt carter carb. New radiator. Completely new or rebuilt brake system. Rebuilt transmission rebuilt transfer case. Rebuilt axle seals and bearings. Runs drives shifts and stops as it did in 1946. Completely street legal and registered for on road use. Body and frame are completely solid and have no rust! No bondo! No filler of any kind. Lots of welding has been done over the last 70 years. It’s not always pretty but it is completely solid. Tires are also new. It’s not a perfect original but it’s a completely solid good running repaired original willys. If your interested send me a message and we can talk. I’ll possibly consider trades but not sure what. Certainly no jet skis atvs or small passenger cars.”


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4 Jeep Hubcaps Marlboro, NJ $50


Seems like a good price.

“Set of 4 old matching Jeep hubcaps. Not sure of size or year they are from.”


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4 Jeep Hubcaps Midland Park, NJ Make Offer


Maybe someone can use these.

“Rare find! Jeep Willy’s original hubcaps 1940-50s Have more Willy’s parts a lot sold already but can get more see last picture These are 4 matching hubcaps great shape, red white and blue paint still intact!”


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Year? CJ-5 Barnegat, NJ $2500


You can either buy the Meyer top for $500 or the entire post-1971 jeep for $2500.

“Selling my CJ5 jeep top and doors , whole Jeep is for sale for right price too, 500$ for top or $2500 for whole Jeep!”

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Road Trip Starting Monday

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Longtime readers remember that we purchased a DJ-3A that we named Rusty in September of 2016 in anticipation of our Alaska trip in the summer of 2017. A buyer on the East Coast recently purchased that DJ-3A and has paid us to trailer it to him. He’s getting a good deal on Rusty, while we are getting our costs for a road trip covered. It’s a win-win.

Unlike our normal tours, we plan to drive straight to our destination, then pretty much turn around and head back, though our return route will take us north with a goal of stopping at Glacier National Park, a place I’ve yet to see. Our goal is only to be gone about two weeks (rather than our usual 6-8 weeks).


Rusty right after we picked him up in Montana in 2016.

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Ramsey Company & Brochures

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Claude Ramsey and his brother, Rayburn, originally founded Ramsey Winch Company as Ramsey Brothers Tool and Die in July 1944 to manufacture aircraft parts, tools and dies for Douglas Aircraft Company. Claude, realizing the need for a front-mounted winch for passenger cars and pickups, designed a crankshaft-operated winch (Model 101) to pull vehicles out of mud and snow. Demand for the Ramsey Winch increased to the point that the name of the company was changed to Ramsey Brothers Winch Manufacturing Company in 1947. In 1950, the company changed its name to Ramsey Winch Company when Claude bought out his brother’s share of the company.

Here’s a two-page brochure for the dual PTO units: DP-1 (for the Jeep Universal), DP-2 (for 4WD trucks and wagons), DP1-150 (for FC-150s), DP2-FY (for FC-170s).

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This twelve-page Ramsey winch brochure from 1959 covers a variety of products. I have three of these brochures, so if you’d like to purchase one for $10, let me know.

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