Follow all safety precautions when welding. Tack-weld only. Some steering column tubes are
only 0.065-inch thick and could be damaged by excessive welding. DO NOT weld adjacent to
steering column bushing.
Approximately 18 in. (45.7 cm) of chain will be required to reach around steering wheel spokes to
b. The nuts are to be tack-welded (TM 9-237 Welding Theory and Application) to the screws for a permanent
installation. In some cases, the clamp may not have a close fit on the steering column. If this occurs, it is permissible to
tack-weld the clamp to the column itself to prevent rotation.
Store chain by winding around column and securing with padlock.
Failure to do so could cause chain to interfere with driver's feet.
c. When vehicle is in use, chain will be stored by winding the chain around column and securing with padlock. If
chain is left unsecured, it could interfere with driver' s feet, causing driver to lose control of the vehicle.
d. Steering wheel must be turned all the way to the left or right before securing vehicle with chain or cable.
2-3. Procedure for M880 series, 1 1/4 Ton Truck.
During vehicle operations the chain should be stored beneath the driver's seat, looping chain
upon itself, and securing it with a padlock to prevent entanglement with driver's feet. Do not allow
additional locks to remain on the security chain, as this may impair proper stowage.
Welding is not allowed on these vehicles due to the potential fire hazard of the seats and floor