TM 55-8115-203-23 & P
Caulk seam from inside of container if seam leaks. Retest.
Remove shielding if used. If the panel is an end panel, install plywood liner in accordance with paragraph
Replace Corrugated Panel. When replacing panels it is possible to distort the overall dimensions and
squareness of the container. These measurements are most likely to be affected when replacing more than one
panel at a time. Check measurements against those shown in figure 3-1.
Measure panel height, width and approximate depth of corrugation to determine replacement dimensions.
Shield shoring beam tracks and floor planking if they will be exposed to welding heat. For replacement of
end panel, remove plywood liners.
Separate panel from container at all attachment points. Carefully use oxygen acetylene torch to flush
away weld metal joining the panel to the rest of the container. Carelessness will result in damage to the
structure of container. To avoid this danger, the less experienced welder should cut the panel from the
container, leaving a strip of panel attached to the container rails.
Detach the panel from adjacent panels by cutting through the weld seam.
Remove damaged panel.
Grind away any remaining weld and panel material.
Grind edges smooth where panel has been cut away.
Prepare replacement panel. Panel must be at least 14 gage metal.
(a) Chemically clean or sandblast panel.
(b) Check panel for fit.
(c) Grind edges smooth.
Tack weld replacement panel in place, checking and adjusting alignment if necessary. Butt welded joints
between the replacement and existing panels are best. Allow no more than 5/64 inch between buttjointed
panels. If necessary, lap joints between panels may also be used. The replacement panel must overlap at
least one half inch if a lap joint is used.
) Continuously weld new panel in place from the outside of the container. If lap joints are used, it is also
necessary to skip weld or continuously weld the panel from the inside of the container.