9-23. MAIN RAIL CAP REPLACEMENT.
This task covers:
c. Follow-On Maintenance
Tools and Special Tools
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive
Adhesive (Item 1, Appendix E)
(Item 15, Appendix I)
Main Rail Cap (a/r) (Appendix G)
Drill, Electric, Portable (Item 3, Appendix I)
Screw, Flooring (a/r) (Item 26, Appendix H)
Drill Set, Twist (Item 4, Appendix I)
Waterproofing, Wood (Item 16, Appendix E)
Gloves, Chemical and Oil Protective
(Item 5, Appendix I)
Front and rear wall raised, (Para 7-10)
Goggles, Industrial (Item 6, Appendix I)
Socket, T-30 (Item 13, Appendix I)
There are six main rail caps on flatrack. All main rail caps are removed the same way.
Number of screws will vary depending on which main rail cap is being removed. The
front and rear main rail caps are installed with 13 screws each. The center main rail caps
are installed with 14 screws.
Remove and discard screws (1) from main rail cap (2).
Ensure all personnel wear protective gloves when handling main rail caps to protect hands
from wood splinters. Failure to comply may result in injury to personnel.
Main rail caps are glued to main rails and will require prying to remove from main rails.
Remove main rail cap (2) from main rail (3).
Remove adhesive from main rail (3).