7-2. STOWAGE BOX SIDE PANEL (2) REPLACEMENT
This Task Covers:
c. Follow-On Task
Tools and Special Tools:
Tool kit, general mechanic's (Item 4, Appendix B-3)
Hydraulic floor jack
Ground boards and chocks emplaced
BII removed from box
Cloth, abrasive (Item 1, Appendix F)
Rags, wiping (Item 10, Appendix F)
Solvent, cleaning (Item 11, Appendix F)
Remove stowage box from semitrailer frame (see Paragraph 629). Grind off old welds and prepare
surface for welding of box support panels to frame and rail. Remove all rust, paint, and old weld material
used to mount old box.
Position new side panel brackets in place; there is a right and left bracket.
Tack weld one of the brackets in place.
Take box measurements to insure the box fits between both side panel brackets before tack
welding the other bracket in place. The box should fit tightly between each side bracket.
When box is properly fit with side panels tacked in place, use a continuous weld on each side panel
to weld brackets solidly to frame (beam) and rail.
Paint side panels; insure all bare metal is painted.
Slide box in on side panel lower rails and position box to insure box door can be fully opened and
Use the side panel pre-drilled mounting holes as a guide for the holes to be drilled through the box.
Center punch and drill the four 3/8 inch bottom holes required to mount the box to the side panels.
Insert the bolt with washer through the side panel mounting hole and box. Place another washer on
the bolt inside the box and tighten bolt down with a locknut; repeat or other three mounting
10. Lubricate paddle handle and hinge to insure smooth rust-free operation. Periodically lubricate handle
and hinge to maintain serviceability.