and encourage development of new cracks. Refer to TM 9-2852
for welding theory and application. Brackets and other parts
that are broken or damaged must be repaired or replaced. Cut
off or drill and drive out all rivets from part to be replaced.
Install new parts, using new rivets.
Section Vlll. REPAIR AND REBUILD OF DECK AND STAKES
a. Cleaning. Use
Use mineral spirits
vent to remove grease.
cracked or damaged planks
Inspect stake assemblies
and wear strips for loose fastenings.
for broken or cracked stake, broken or missing chain loops, or
Repair or replace damaged parts.
damaged stake shoes.
be repaired by cutting out damaged sec-
Ends of planks are cut off square and
splices must be made so all ends will rest on cross members.
Splices in adjacent planks should not be made on same cross
Pry stake shoe from base of stake, position new stake
Broken or damaged
shoe and secure with four drive screws.
chain loops can be replaced by removing two square nuts, round-
head screws, and lockwashers and removing chain loop. Posi-
tion chain loop on opposite sides of stake, aline holes and se-
cure with two 1/4 x 5 1/16 roundhead screws, 1/4-inch bolt
REPAIR AND REBUILD STANDARDS
repair and rebuild standards included herein give the
minimum, maximum, and key clearances of new or rebuild
to which a part or parts may be worn before replacement, in
order to receive maximum service with minimum replacement.
mensions shown in the "wear limits" column or damaged from
corrosion will be approved for service.
a. Brake Shoe Bushing (Semitrailers M270 and M269).