H-4. WOOD DECKING (Cont.)
Fontaine Trailers 1-3/8 x 96 x 41' -0" MIL #M871A3 (Cont.)
Remove screws and all old deck boards. Properly dispose of boards and screws.
Grind flush all screws that have not been removed from crossmembers.
Insure all crossmembers are painted/undercoated prior to installation of new decking.
Premark all trailer crossbeam centers so their location can be identified after boards have been
laid in place.
To fit rail boards, minor trimming may be required. Lift and tilt
boards so they properly fit in the ship-lapped grooves and rails as
per enclosed illustrations.
Reference the Overseas drawings for individual board sizes and letter identification of each board.
Multiple letters identifying a board indicates a run of the same board
or the board must be turned end to end to fit as per drawing. Do not
modify a board to make it fit, follow the drawings and ship-lap
positioning. The board may be end trimmed if required as all decks
are not the same.
Drill boards and crossmembers at the same time to insure match up of holes. Countersink holes
in deck boards before drilling in screws.
Drill screws through floorboards into crossmembers using two screws per crossmember that
If a finger joint in the deck board overlays a crossmember,
screws may be drilled through the finger joint. Do not try to cut
the board so the finger joint does not lay over a crossmember.
Steps 3 and 4 can be accomplished in one operation by using
self-tapping deck screws.
Repeat steps 2 thru 4 for the remaining deck boards.
Deck screws are not part of deck kit and must be ordered separately.