5-34. PANEL STOWAGE CHEST MAINTENANCE (M447C).
This Task Covers:
Cleaning and Inspection
l Twelve Iockwashers
l General mechanics tool kit
Personnel Required: Two
M447C van bodies have two panel stowage chests that are removed in the same
Remove two screws (4), Iockwashers (5), and nuts (6) from two strap assemblies (3 and 11) and two mounting
angles (18). Discard Iockwashers.
Remove six screws (1), Iockwashers (2), and strap assemblies (3 and 11) from two panel stowage chests (12).
Remove four screws (17), Iockwashers (19), nuts (20), and mounting angles (18) from semitrailer. Discard
Remove eight screws (31) and nuts (29) from four angle mounting brackets (30).
Using hoist connected to two ring assemblies (7), lift panel stowage chest (12) from semitrailer and set on
suitable work surface.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for remaining panel stowage chest (12).
Remove ten bolts
Remove two nuts
(14), screws (13), chains (15), and lid assembly (26) from panel stowage chest (12).
(10), Iockwashers (9), washers (8), and ring assemblies (7) from panel stowage chest (12).
CLEANING AND INSPECTiON I
Clean panel stowage chest and lid assembly with steam or water.
Inspect panel stowage chest and lid assembly for cracks, bends, or dents. Straighten any minor bends or dents.
Inspect nonmetallic special seals (21, 25, and 28) and retainers (22, 24, and 27) for cracks, bends, or breaks. If
defective, remove screws (23) as required and replace defective parts.