Figure 13-2. Drilling Tailgate (Dropside Only).
one hole A in cargo body. Hole A should be cented
between holes B which already exist.
Holes A in stake pockets may already exist.
13-3. Cleaning Procedures.
3/4-inch (19 mm) hole in the bottom of the 12 stake
When cleaning, water may be discharged in
excess of 1200 psi (8274 kPa) from high
pressure water equipment. Serious injury
could result. Eye protection must be worn
to prevent injury.
Steam cleaning will not be used.
a. Wash the interior of framerail structures through
drilled access holes to remove mud, dirt, and rust. Use
of a high pressure washer will facilitate this process.
Observe the water flushed through the rails to
determine when the structure is clean.
b. Allow at least four hours for vehicle drying.
Additional drying time may be required if unfavorable
weather conditions exist. Compressed air may be used
to speed up the drying process.
c. Prime and paint those areas showing bare metal.
Allow painted areas time to dry before rustproofing.