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    Default Made a grille for my WD45

    Here is the grille I have been building for my Allis Chalmers WD45. The tractor is going to live at our mountain property once the pole barn is complete and I thought it could use a grille. I have about $50 in the grille so far and just need to paint it. I decided to build this in fear of smashing my sheet metal or radiatior, plus I got to test my Hobart 140 mig. Im thinking of painting it black to offset the orange.

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    Default Re: Made a grille for my WD45

    looks good. nice and utilitarian like the tractor it is mounted to.

    sure as heck beats a stick thru the radiator.

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    Default Re: Made a grille for my WD45

    Looks good and tough.

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    Nice work.
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    Default Re: Made a grille for my WD45

    Looks good. Paint it black and it will give it a menacing look.

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    Default Re: Made a grille for my WD45

    That should certainly offer a good bit of protection. I like it!

    Joe
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    My favorite brand of tractor!!! What about adding a bar on the back side in the middle to keep the expanded metal from being pushed in the case you so hit something? Nice job by the way.

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    Default Re: Made a grille for my WD45

    Thanks guys! I thought about adding a piece of flat stock across the back but changed my mind. The expanded metal is pretty stout and I couldn't even bend it by hand. Also I just put a coat of black paint on it.

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    Default Re: Made a grille for my WD45

    should serve you fine.

    I made up a grill like that for my ford 4600 for mowing around brush. rads are too spendy to not protect..e tc..

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    Nice tractor !
    BTW : I also have a JD trash can like one in pic.

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