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post #1 of 4 Old 10-17-2013, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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I have two different locking hubs!

When I bought my 1986 CJ-7 this spring I failed to notice that my right front hub cover was missing. Considering all the other issues it really didn't seem like a big deal. As I started to get all bugs out I decided it was time to find a replacement. To my surprise I found this item was not cheap or easy to come by. I did finally find one and took it to my favorite tire shop to have it installed. They removed the tire and the damn thing wouldn't fit over the hub. Sooooo now I'm not just looking for a hub to replace a perfectly good one, I need to find one that will fit inside the cover, and still work with the other. Oh, and I have no idea the make or model of the ones on it now.

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post #2 of 4 Old 10-17-2013, 02:48 PM
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Okay then...

Just so we're on the same page...
The HUB is on the axle and it allows us to lock or unlock the axle into or out of 4WD, right?

The HUB COVER is separate from both the hub and the wheel.

For a wheel to fit on a CJ, the centerbore must be a minimum of 4 inches. (The centerbore is the hole in the center of the wheel.)

For the Jeep to run, you really don't need a hub cover. Those are just fancy trim. The hubs don't really need to be a pair, as they operate independently. They are usually sold in pairs however, so I have no idea of why they don't match.

This is a FRONT wheel with a hub cover. Notice it's basically just a tube so you can have access to the hub for locking and unlocking the axle...


This is a REAR wheel with a hub cover. It's a full cap because access is not needed...


Again, the hub covers do not affect function and MANY Jeepers run without them. Does that help or did I miss?

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post #3 of 4 Old 10-17-2013, 04:27 PM
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post up pictures of what hubs are on the Jeep
seems the factory wheel/hub covers only went over the factory 5 bolt mounting hubs, not a 6 bolt hub
then, maybe I'm wrong too
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-28-2013, 07:50 PM
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Stock CJ center caps definitely do not fit iver the older. 6 bolt pattern lockers (i discovered that when i tried putting em on my 1978 7). I too would like to see pics of what hubs we 're talking about here exactly .
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