Section XIII. BODY
4-106 Windows (M129 Series)
Tool Box (M127 Series)
ASSY, Right (M128 and M129 Series)
Blackout Covers (M129 Series)
4.108 Door Assy, Left (M128 and M129 Series)
This section pertains to organizational maintenance of the semitrailers' body. Included are organizational
maintenance procedures for the tool box, blackout covers and windows.
The key numbers shown below in parentheses refer to figure 4-70 unless
(1) Remove five capscrews along top of tool box that secure it to the body frame rail.
(2) Remove eight capscrews, Iockwashers and nuts that secure tool box to two brackets on the left
longitudinal frame rail. Remove tool box.
(1) Withdraw hinge pin (2) and remove door (13) from box (1).
(2) Remove hex nut (3) and washer (4) from lock shank (8); then remove lock tumbler (5) and hub (6).
(3) Withdraw handle (12) and shank (8) from door (13).
Metal around the lock may have to be slightly deformed to remove lock
but, if done carefully, it can be returned to proper form after installation
of lock without damage to door.
(4) Remove button head rivet (11) from handle (12) and separate shank (8), ball (9) and spring (10)
c. Cleaning, lnspection and Repair.
(1) Cleaning. Use steam or water and stiff brush to remove dirt. Use dry cleaning solvent (PD-680)
(2) inspection. Inspect areas around attaching parts for bent or cracked metal. Inspect entire unit for
bare metal or damaged paint. Inspect locks for serviceability. Inspect racks (M127A1) for broken
or rotted boards.
(3) Repair. Straighten bends in metal and repair if cracked. Refer to TM 9-237 for welding theory
and application. Clean, prime and paint as required. Replace any damaged boards in the rack
(1) Position spring (10), ball (9), shank (8) and handle (12) together and secure with 7/32 X 1-1/8
button head rivet.
(2) Insert handle and shank in door (13).