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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2001, 07:51 PM
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Never Seen Hubs like this before?

I brought home the newest addition to my Jeep family today and I have never seen this type of hub before. The Jeep is a 1976 CJ7 with a DANA 30 front axle. I wish I had a digital camera for this, as it would be easy. Here goes a description.

It is a 6 bolt hub and has two turning handles to lock each hub in 4WD. You pull the handles out and flip them around to lock the hub. On one side of the handle, it says free and on the other side, it says lock. What kind of hub is this and are they any good? I also went and looked at a 64 CJ5 today and it had the same kind of hubs.

I have the 5 bolt hub's and was wondering if I could use the parts off this to convert to 6 bolt hub's on my 83 CJ7. The 76 is a parts Jeep only and could never be restored. Therefore, I would like to put these parts to use first.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2001, 08:12 PM
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Re: Never Seen Hubs like this before?

my dad had some meets that description on his 57 land rover![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
i know them well as i changed my side when we would need 4wd. two levers or knife-like handles. pull each out of it's slot and swivel i believe 90 degrees and insert in another slot! don't know how they got on your jeep though? i doubt they are land rover parts!

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Re: Never Seen Hubs like this before?

sounds like the same ones i have on my 48 willys . i think they are the stroungest you can get look at how they work when you take them apart.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 01-01-2001, 09:09 PM
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Re: Never Seen Hubs like this before?

Yes, SAS87YJ that's them. They look cool and I like the way they work.

post #5 of (permalink) Old 01-04-2001, 10:14 AM
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The brand name for the hubs is "Free-Lo(c)k".
I helped put a new set of these hubs on my dad's '48 CJ2A in 1957.


post #6 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2001, 01:53 AM
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My dad's '43 GPW has a set too. Only problem with them is sometimes hard to lock in if everything isn't lined up right, if the handles aren't kept lubed you have to pry them out with a screwdriver to turn them, or when the detent springs wear out the handles come out and unlock themselves. Other than that they are great. internally they are VERY strong. Just can't get parts for 'em. Nickmil.

post #7 of (permalink) Old 01-05-2001, 07:15 AM
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Re: Never Seen Hubs like this before?

...and I would be willing to bet that, yes, you can use them to convert to six bolt hubs. However, as previously mentioned if you break them on the trail you're going to be SOL because you likely wont have spare parts for them.

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