ARMY TM 5-5420-212-23
MARINE CORPS TM 08676A-23/3
Remove paint from areas to be welded.
Hold plate (4) in position and tack weld in four positions.
Repeat step (d) above for plate (5) if required.
Mark up bar (3), blocks (1) and/or plates (2).
Tack weld blocks (1) and/or plates (2), then check positioning.
Carry out fillet welding around outside of blocks (1), plates (2) for weld procedures see Appendix E.
Closely inspect the welds. Any cracks shall be chipped out and rewelded.
(j) Position a 3 in bolt and nut between plates (2) and using it as a spreader bar, adjust nut to "open" plates to
approximately 3 1/16 in (78mm), to allow 1/16 in (1.58 mm) pull in.
Repeat step (j) above for blocks (1).
Carry out welding on the inside of blocks (1) and plates (2) as shown, Remove bolt when heat has
Check that all welds are the correct size.
Mask holes, which must be free of any coating.
Clean surfaces in preparation for protective finish.
Apply pre-treatment, primer and finish paint, except holes which must be free of any coating, in
accordance with TM 43-0139, Painting Instructions for Army Materiel.
Fit link and stencil "other side up" (para. 2-24).
When installing link ensure the recessed portion is on the same side as the "other side up"
Push bar, long.
In step (b) ensure that grinding or chipping does not go beyond dimensions shown in sectional