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wd vs. wd45

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12-31-2007 17:21:55

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i am looking at grills for my 52 wd i know the wc wd and wd45 are all basically the same but are there any slight differences in them? or will they interchange.and just for thoughts why are so many smashed and dented?

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01-01-2008 00:45:31

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 Re: wd vs. wd45 in reply to kevinjg, 12-31-2007 17:21:55  
About the only difference is that the WD45 grille will not have a hole in the upper right side for the crank that adjusts the radiator louvers that were available on the WC and WD.

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12-31-2007 19:20:43

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 Re: wd vs. wd45 in reply to kevinjg, 12-31-2007 17:21:55  
The sheetmetal is all the same with the exception of the WD45 diesel, which had a longer hood. The outer dimensions of the 201 engine in the WD and the 226 engine in the WD45 are the same.

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12-31-2007 19:21:19

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 Re: wd vs. wd45 in reply to Badly Bent, 12-31-2007 19:20:43  
Oh, and as for the reasons why so many are dented. Old tractors + careless operators = loads o' dents.

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12-31-2007 19:06:24

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 Re: wd vs. wd45 in reply to kevinjg, 12-31-2007 17:21:55  
They will all interchange, maybe some small cosmetic diffs, but I don't know for sure.

These were actual pieces of industrial equipment, not little kubotas for 2 acre wannabe's. They got the snot beat out of them all day, every day, by guys whose tool boxes contained only crescent wrenches and ball-pien hammers. Pretty impressive that most of them are still running around 51-74 years later.

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12-31-2007 18:03:03

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 Re: wd vs. wd45 in reply to kevinjg, 12-31-2007 17:21:55  
You'd better do a little measuring-I think the 45 had longer stroke engine, taller radiator & taller grill than the old WD. There were a few tractors so good that they were used and used and abused and beat to death. WD-45's were in that list.

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John (MO)

01-01-2008 05:22:57

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 Re: wd vs. wd45 in reply to wolfman, 12-31-2007 18:03:03  
Longer stroke yes, taller radiator no.

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