TM 55-8115-203-23 & P
The kickplate is glued to the lower plywood liner with adhesive. Remove it from the liner by carefully
inserting a screwdriver or wood chisel between the kickplate and the liner.
(b) Remove all old cement from kickplate.
(c) Save the kickplate to install with new liner.
Preparation of Replacement Plywood Liner. Replacement plywood liners are prepared from 4' x 8' x 1/4"
exterior grade fir plywood.
Set saw blade at 45 degree angle.
Cut plywood sheet to 3 ft. 7 5/16 inches wide, 6 ft. 11 5/16 inches long -top measurements. Bottom
measurements will be about one quarter inch less each way.
c. Preparation of Replacement Kickplate. Replacement kickplates may be prepared from 1/16" aluminum sheet
metal. Cut aluminum sheet to 6 ft. 11 5/16 inches long by fifteen inches wide.
Installation. If old liner is usable as a template to mark and drill new rivet holes, skip to step 7 of this procedure
without drilling new holes in end wall tabs. If using new kickplate, on bottom liner, glue kickplate in place against
liner before proceeding.
Have a helper hold the replacement liner in position against end wall.
Mark exact position of liner on end wall -top, bottom and sides.
Put liner aside. Measure distance of existing holes in end wall from pencil lines. Transfer measurements
to liner, marking location of holes on top side of plywood liner.
Examine location of holes in metal tabs on end wall. Determine whether new holes will be drilled above or
below existing hole.
Measure 3/8 inches up or down from each mark on plywood liner. Mark these spots to be drilled.
If this is the bottom liner panel, cement kick plate in place with adhesive (Item 7, Appendix D). Kick plate
holes in reused kick plate should line up with marks on panel.
With a helper holding liner in position against end wall, drill through liner and end wall tabs at each of the
spots marked to be drilled.
With a helper holding liner in position against end wall, drive blind rivets through holes with hammer.
Make sure liner is tight against end wall when driving rivets.