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J.C. Whitney catalogs. #4687159
03/07/18 09:10 AM
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Anyone else on here ever get the JC Whitney catalogs? As a kid growing up in the 60's my brother and I would always look forward to these catalogs when they came in the mail. My dad ordered a few tools from them and a vehicle emergency kits ( a small tool kit, some jumper cables and some reflecting triangles and a small first aid kit as well in a heavy canvas bag.) I still have the emergency car kit and keep it in the trunk of our Sonata. Besides the big Sears, Ward's and JC Penny Christmas gift catalogs the JC Whitney catalogs were quite a treat just to look through. Not sure when they quit sending them, I kept a couple of old JC Whitney catalogs, but we had our basement flood a few years back and had to toss them. I might just buy one on Ebay just for old times sake. Seems like JC whitney sent these out about 2-3 times per year. Probably mid 90's was the last catalog I recall getting from them.


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2009 Sonata :189K
2010 Tucson:55K

OCI 5K using the cheapest dino oil I can buy,usually NAPA or TSC Travelers oil.
Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: BJD78] #4687167
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I used to get them all the time. I might have a few boxed up with some Hot Rod magazines from the 60's and 70's.


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Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: BJD78] #4687186
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I still get them. I never signed up for them, so my info was given to them through some retailer I made a purchase from.

It's still the same stuff, in the same order. Nitrous kits, engine blocks, track safety equipment, tires, etc.

Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: BJD78] #4687205
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In the 60s,,,if I had added all the add ons they said would increase horsepower by 30%, my 67 vw would have had 200hp, lol


About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the USA every year/that's 1 in every 4 deaths. Thats 1,670 a day,,did someone say guns are dangerous..right...
Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: demarpaint] #4687208
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I just did a quick search to their website, it states on there that they no longer print the legendary catalog , but they do have a Jeep Catalog and a Truck catelog in a electronic downloadable version.


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Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: BJD78] #4687240
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I always enjoyed the VW section with all the dune buggy conversion parts and Rolls Royce-style replacement hoods.

Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: BJD78] #4687256
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I get emails from them, so they must still have an online presence. I have never ordered from them though.

Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: BJD78] #4687268
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I used to always get their catalogs, and also Warshawski and Co. It was exactly the same as J.C. Whitney, except the cover, and the prices were slightly cheaper. I understood it was suppose to only be for commercial customers. My dad ran a service station in those days, so I suppose that is why we got it.


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Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: BJD78] #4687311
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The junk they had in that catalog. A 12v pizza oven and turn signal flasher that played Love Me Tender? LOL


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Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: dishdude] #4687371
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Originally Posted By: dishdude
The junk they had in that catalog. A 12v pizza oven and turn signal flasher that played Love Me Tender? LOL


I bought one of those 'Love me tender' turn signal units, just for fun. My nephew and I fitted it in my sisters old Buick Skylark without telling her.

She came running into the house incredulous that the car was playing a tune everytime she used the turn signal.

My nephew explained to his mother the cars computer had a virus called 'Elvis is dead, and your car is too' and he knew a friend that could fix it for $20 :-)

Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: expat] #4687397
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I grew up in the '50s and '60s and I enjoyed looking at them.
Anyone here remember the Honest Charley Speed Shop ones?
I got some cool stuff when I was starting to get into cars.


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Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: Dallas69] #4687473
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Double Darn.....should've ordered that brake lining riveting tool when I had the chance!

Those few items left over from the 1930's were TOPS!

PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: Years ago I ordered 2 front strut replacement cartridges and 4 spark plugs for my 1927 Toyota Corolla De Lux.
The prices increased. They adjusted the order by sending me only 3 of the plugs and a check for a few cents.
Mind you, this was WAY before emailing but still, how freaking bogus was that?

IMPACT: The revived struts "lit my car fire". Thanks J.C. for making the inspiration affordable!

Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: BJD78] #4687506
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My dad and I stop by the store they had in Chicago when I was a teenager back in the 90's


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Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: BJD78] #4687903
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Back in the early 80's, I ordered something from them, paid for it by a personal check, and they couldn't fulfill the order. They sent me a refund check.
I went to the local burger joint and used it to pay for my meal as a third-party check.
Imagine my surprise when the eatery's owner came up to me a couple of weeks later and told me that the check from JC Whitney had bounced.
This was during the exact time that they declared bankruptcy and I got stuck for paying for parts that I didn't receive.

Re: J.C. Whitney catalogs. [Re: Kruse] #4687992
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Back in the late '70s when I was young. I bought a couple of things from them and they kept sending me catalogs regularly for many years. They were good to browse through in the pre-Internet days.


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"Heat is your friend." and "Any oil is better than no oil."
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