5-79. MAIN FRAME ASSEMBLY REPAIR.
This task covers:
TM or Para
Tool kit, general mechanic's: equipment
Negative battery cables
maintenance and repair
Shop equipment, contact maintenance: truck
Special Environmental Conditions
Work in a well lighted, dry area.
Unsafe welding practices can cause serious injury from fire, explosions, or harmful agents. Allow
only authorized personnel to weld or cut metals, and follow safety precautions in TM 9-237.
Protective goggles and clothing must be worn; adequate protective equipment used, a suitable tire
extinguisher kept near by; and requirements of TM 9-237 strictly followed.
Disconnect negative battery cable before start of welding. Electrical shock could occur causing
injury or death to personnel.
(1) Reweld damaged areas on frame in accordance with TM 9-237 weldment requirements for plain carbon
steel. Class 1, Type 4 instructions apply.
(2) Inspect for and clean corroded areas.
(3) Replace all bent or damaged frame members using conventional repair methods.
Follow-on maintenance: Connect negative battery cables (para 4-90).
END OF TASK