4-15. PANELS - REPLACE/REPAIR.
This Task Covers:
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive (Appendix B, Section III, Item 1).
Caulking Gun (Appendix B, Section III, Item 5).
Primer Brush (Appendix B, Section III, Item 6).
Electric Drill, 3/16" drill bit (Appendix B, Section II, Item 2).
Riviter, Blind, Hand (Appendix B, Section III, Item 2).
Synthetic Rubber Caulk Compound (Appendix E, Section II, Item 5).
Rivets, Blind (Appendix H, Section II, Item 1).
Rubber Caulking (Appendix E, Section II, Item 12).
Aluminum Sheet, sized to fit hole (Appendix F, Figure 6).
Engine shut down and cool.
Step a (2) applies to all panels, for other steps, proceed only as needed.
Removal. (Refer to Figure 4-3).
Remove top panel (1) from enclosure frame (2) by drilling out all rivets (3) using electric drill with 3/16" drill
Remove four latch retainer D-rings (4) by drilling out rivets (5).
Remove all other panels (6) by drilling out rivets (7) around outside edges of panels.
Remove storage pocket (8) by drilling out rivets (7)..
The following procedures apply to all panels.
Straighten dents and flatten area to be patched on panel.
Cut aluminum sheet patch (9), and shape to fit hole in panel.
Drill holes around perimeter of patch (9).
Lay patch (9) over damaged area and transfer holes to panel.
Coat inside of patch (9) with synthetic rubber caulking compound just inside the perimeter of drilled holes.
Position patch (9) over damaged area and install rivets (10) as needed.