A-FRAME - REPLACE/REPAIR.
This Task Covers:
Tools and Test Equipment Required
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive (Appendix B, Section III, Item 1).
Common Tool Kit #1 (Appendix B, Section III, Item 2).
Electric Welder (Appendix B, Section III, Item 3).
Nut, self-locking (Appendix H, Section II, Item 11).
Unit shut down and cool.
Enclosure removed (para. 4-13).
Skid Assembly removed (para. 5-1).
Lube Supply Hoses removed (para. 4-18).
Transfer Pump removed (para. 4-19).
FM 43-2, Metal Body Repair and Related Operations.
TM 43-0139, Painting Instructions for Field Use.
TM 9-237, Welding Theory and Application.
Removal. (Refer to Figure 5-3).
Remove twelve hex head - cap screws (1), twelve washers (2) and twelve self-locking nuts (3) holding A-
frame (4) onto skid weldment (5). Discard twelve self-locking nuts. Typical four places.
Lift A-frame (4) from skid weldment (5).
Inspect A-frame (4) for dents, cracks, or corrosion.
Fix dents as needed. (Ref. FM 43-2).
Weld cracks as needed. (Ref. TM 9-237).
Clean off corrosion with wire brush then repaint in accordance with TM 43-0139.
Align A-frame (4) up with holes in skid weldment (5). Install A-frame (4) into skid weldment (5).
Install twelve hex - cap screws (1) into skid weldment (5), securing it using twelve washers (2) and twelve
new self-locking, flanged nuts (3). Typical four places.