FREE-LOCK Hub

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FREE-LOCK Hub

Post by Bruce W » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:57 am

I need one only, FREE-LOCK locking hub to replace one that's been destroying itself from the inside out, or the internal parts. If you think you may have one but could use a picture, I can e-mail one. Thanks. BW
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Re: FREE-LOCK Hub

Post by 85jeepcj » Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:44 am

I have a single warn hub.
Sorry wasn’t aware free-lock was a brand.
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Re: FREE-LOCK Hub

Post by W. Winget » Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:15 am

Have a set sitting in a bucket that we thought we would take to Aberdeen, if you know anyone going i could take it up there, if not...likely something closer to you, but I do have a set off of an early CJ or M38 from memory. It would have to wait till after Aberdeen is done for time to do anything with it.
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Re: FREE-LOCK Hub

Post by Bruce W » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:20 pm

I really would like to find a single. If I can’t and we have to put on a pair of another brand or style, I have several sets of DualMatics and Warns. My friend likes her FREE-LOCKs because they a different from the Warns and DualMatics that everybody has. Thanks.
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Re: FREE-LOCK Hub

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:28 pm

Free Locks require a special "L" Shape Wrench, correct?
Sorry about that, I mixed them up with Cutlass.
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Re: FREE-LOCK Hub

Post by Bruce W » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:34 pm

Free-Locks were advertised as the easiest hubs on the market to turn with your fingertips, but a wrench was available that had two fingertip-sized bumps on one end. The wrench is, of course, 'way harder to find than the hubs are. BW
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Re: FREE-LOCK Hub

Post by Ben Dover » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:03 pm

They look similar to Warn but cruder shape, I do not have a pic.
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Re: FREE-LOCK Hub

Post by Adam » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:00 am

Send me a pic of the one you have or want to rebuild. My mail link works.

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Re: FREE-LOCK Hub

Post by Bruce W » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:33 pm

I found one! Thanks all. BW
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