5-TON TRUCKS: WRECKER BODY
Section I. DRILLING AND CLEANING PROCEDURES
1/2-inch (1. 3 cm) hole A in each side support. Hole
should be drilled 18 inches (45.7 cm) from the outer
The 5-Ton Wrecker discussed in this
end of the support. Holes B already exist.
Figure 16-1. 5-Ton Wrecker (A4936).
a. Wash the interior of structures through drilled
16-2. Cleaning Procedures.
access holes to remove mud, dirt, and rust. Use of a
high pressure washer will facilitate this operation.
Observe the water flushed through the rails to
determine when it is clean.
When cleaning, water may be discharged in
excess of 1200 psi (8274 kPa) from high
b. Allow at least four hours for vehicle drying.
pressure water equipment. Serious injury
Additional drying time may be required if unfavorable
could result. Eye protection must be worn
weather conditions exist. Compressed air may be used
to prevent injury.
to speed up the drying process.
c. Prime and paint those areas showing bare metal.
Allow painted areas time to dry before rustproofing.
Steam cleaning will not be used.