Do not cut into transmission support plate.
c. Use a cutting wheel or torch to remove all crossmember sections from the underbody (see shaded areas in
d. Repair all rusted-out areas to seal underbody structures and to prepare for installation of underbody caps. Use
metal patches and welding techniques described in FM 43-2 and TM 9-237. For MIG welding, use Mill Model 10A,
or equivalent, set at 30.5 open circuit volts and 5-inches (14.0 cm) feed with inch (0.80 mm) diameter wire.
When electric arc welding, use -inch (2.4 mm) AWS7018 rods per MIL-E-222000/1,
e. Use a wire wheel or equivalent to remove all paint, rust, and other foreign matter from underbody structure in
areas where plug welding and fillet welding will take place.
Figure D-8. Crossmember Removal.