Aluminum cross members (1) are fastened to the lower rails (2) with rivets (3). Remove
the rivets securing the cross member to the rail.
Remove floor rivets (4) from the underside of the container.
Remove cross member (1) or fork pocket (5).
Drill six equally spaced holes through the top flange of the cross member.
Apply barrier tape to prevent contact between dissimilar metals (steel and aluminum).
Secure one end of the cross member using rivets of the same size and specifications as the
Clamp the other side of the cross member and fit the cross member into place. The
cross member must make full contact with the floor.
Temporarily secure the clamp end to the lower rail using the existing holes.
Secure the other end to the lower rail using rivets. Fit, adjust and secure the clamped
end using rivets.
Clean prime and top coat the repaired area.
This task covers:
b. Half Panel
c. Full Panel
General Mechanics Tool Kit (Item 1,
Equipment Condition: Foam (Item 4,
Refrigeration unit shutdown (TM 9-
Polyurethane Adhesive (Item 1, App E)
General Repair Policy for Foam Insulation.
Foam can be cut with power saws or cutters and shaped with rotary tools, drills and planes. Be careful to
avoid damaging or contaminating the foam when repairing or replacing foam insulation.
When working with foam chemicals, adhesives and sealants, take precautions against breathing
noxious vapors or allowing foam to contact skin and eyes. In addition, some of these products are
flammable or combustible. Read and follow carefully all manufactures' recommendations and safety
precautions before proceeding with repairs. Wear protective goggles and clothing. Wash skin
extensively with soap and water, and seek professional medical attention should chemicals come in
contact with eyes or skin.