TM 55-8115-203-23 & P
a. Document Holder Inspection.
Open and close document holder door to check operation.
Inspect riveted scams for strength and waterproofness. If damage is apparent, test for waterproofness
according to paragraph 2-5. Repair in accordance with paragraph 3-11.
Clean inside of document holder if dirty. Rust on the inside of the document holder indicates that the
document holder gasket may be faulty. Remove paint, etc. down to bright metal prime and repaint
according to paragraph 2-4. Test for weatherproofness according to paragraph 2-5.
Inspect holder gasket for breaks and tears which would allow dirt or water into the holder. Water test
according to paragraph 2-5. If leaks occur replace gasket strips according to paragraph 2-8.c.
b. Document Holder Lubrication. Lubricate hinge pins and locking pins with graphite grease, (item 1, App. D).
c. Replacement of Document Holder Gasket. If document holder gasket leaks during water test, replace as follows.
Gaskets may be prepared from 1/4" neoprene sheet.
Remove old gasket material. Metal must be clean and free of dirt, oil, or old gasket material.
Glue replacement gasket strips in place with adhesive (item 7, Appendix D).
2-9 Plywood Liners and Kickplate. Inspect the interior plywood liners and kickplate for punctures or splits, and proper
fit and alignment. Inspect interior for exposed bolts, nuts, screws, nails, or other inwardly projecting parts which may
damage cargo. Replace plywood liners and kickplate as follows.
Removal of Plywood Liners and Kickplate.
Insert a flat steel chisel between each drive rivet and the plywood liner and shear off the drive rivet head.
Repeat for all drive rivets.
Drive out remainder of drilled rivets with driftpin. Work carefully so that the plywood liner can be used as a
template to make a replacement liner.
(3) Remove plywood liner.
Inspect kickplate for damage. If kickplate is in good condition, remove it as follows: