This task covers:
a. Frame Repair Guidelines
d. Frame Reinforcement
b. Loose Rivet Replacement
e. Crack Repair
c. Damaged Bracket
f. Frame Straightening
l Frame dimensions measured and
l Bolts (as needed)
recorded. (See paragraph 9-3)
l Lockwashers (as needed)
l Nuts (as needed)
l River buster
l TB 9-2300-257-40
l Torch with rosebud heating tip
l TM 9-237
l MOS 44B (1)
FRAME REPAIR GUIDELINES
Ensure that all FRAME REPAIR GUIDELINES are followed when attempting
to repair any frame components.
Remove any drivetrain, exhaust, and suspension components as required to obtain direct
access to any damaged rivet, bracket, hanger, or support.
Avoid changing frame thickness.
Avoid drilling holes in frame rail flanges.
Space holes in web section of rail at least 0.5 in. (13 mm) from one another.
Use existing holes whenever possible,
DO NOT cut holes with a torch,
Avoid welding on flanges.
DO NOT allow 4 or more holes to exist on same
Holes made in a reinforcement should be placed
edge of reinforcement.
vertical line of web.
at least 2 times the material thickness from
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