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Hey guys , I’ve got a husqvarna 455 rancher that the handle and fuel tank is busted. She slid off the back of a flat bed. Anyway I found the body of a husky 460 and was thinking of trying to swap it out. Does anyone have experience in swapping the motor from one case to the other? Just wondering if I want to take it somewhere or try myself. I’ve never really tore into a chainsaw before. Thanks 

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i just swapped out the case, so to speak.

some parts are the same. shows up on the parts fich, which will interchange. i dropped a tree truck, an it fell, clipped my bro-in-laws stihl chainsaw. opps..🥴  one from a different model fit perfect. 😁  [was the handle that got clobbered]..

the morel of this story is; keep borrowed saws, away from the way you think the tree trunk will land. Risk your own!!

i thought the trunk was 15' tall, but when it hit the ground

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Looks like the handle is the same (not the fitment/ compatibility at the bottom)

 

https://www.ereplacementparts.com/handle-half-right-p-617667.html

 

https://www.ereplacementparts.com/cap-handle-left-p-1041777.html

 

Not sure about the tank, but according to this I would tend to believe they are the same.

 

https://randysengine.repair/products/husqvarna-5372825002-537-28-25-02-crankcase-455-rancher-460-chainsaw-part-oem

 

I tore down an MS180 Stihl and replaced the crankcases.  If you pay attention to detail it should be "take apart, put back together"

 

 

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Thanks for the vid fish. Gonna try it when I get a chance. Older I get the less free time I have.

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On 11/19/2020 at 7:41 PM, Kevron said:

Thanks for the vid fish. Gonna try it when I get a chance. Older I get the less free time I have.

older i get, the less i am. 😥

the case i replaced was a stihl. after a long internet search, i came up with several matches.

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