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Has anyone ever seen Free Wheeling Hubs like these before.

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Seen pics of them... 'Living in the Past' would likely know. I can't imagine them being all that hard to rebuild... I'd go for it. Make gaskets with a ballpeen hammer and shell casings, and repack them with fresh grease.
 
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OK after a bit more research these appear to be Dualmatic Locking Hubs and were used on the Willys J#$p between 1941 and 1966. They were also used a lot on early Landrovers.
 
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Ive never seen those before, cool.

Ive got a pair of early, coarse spline warn hubs that are kinda neat looking if youre interested in swapping yours out... They have the twist action just like regular hubs.

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Thanks D but I think that I will be keeping these and rebuilding them if they need it. After looking around on the net it would appear that you can still buy them from a few places in the USA.
 
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they were pretty common years ago jeeps, scouts ,chevy all used them .i think they were an aftermarket hub i had a 55 chevy panel truck with coleman 4x4 and it had those on it
 
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Those were the first hubs I ever put on my ’68. Very simple inside, it has a ‘star’ shape that goes on the axle and the two levers that rotate a slotted pin. If you rebuild them, check for cracks on the ‘star’, that’s where mine broke.


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They (Dualmatics) were a dealer installed option on my 72. They still work like a charm after 42 years. They get a lot of attention since few folks have ever seen anything like them. The simplicity is hard to beat.
 

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