M1070 HET ARMOR KIT
5. Install center mine blast panel, power steering brackets, and step joiner bracket as follows (see Figure 3-36):
The center mine blast panel (1) is extremely heavy and the assembly area is very
tight (The illustration below does not show everything). Ensure that the center
mine blast panel is supported at all times to prevent personnel injury.
a. Lift center mine blast panel (1) and move into position using a forklift or other suitable device. Align
panel slots and holes with bracket studs while carefully raising panel into position against bottom of cab
Do not pry or hammer on the studs that support the center mine blast panel or they
can be damaged (i.e., broken off). Care must be taken to properly align the panel
so that if fits over each of the studs before raising it into place on the vehicle.
b. Prior to completely raising panel into position against cab frame, allow sufficient space to install
two power steering brackets (2) and secure each to center mine blast panel (1) with two flat washers (3)
and locknuts (4). Do not tighten locknuts.
c. In addition, install one step joiner bracket (5) and secure to center mine blast panel with
one flat washer (3) and locknut (4). Do not tighten locknut.
d. Secure center mine blast panel (1) with six flat washers (3) and locknuts (4); and fourteen 3/8-inch flat
washers (3), 7/16 inch flat washers (6), and locknuts (4). Torque locknuts to 23 lb-ft.
The vehicle may be equipped with a C4ISR Kit. If so, a coaxial cable will pass
through the floor of the cab and travel up along the exhaust support at the rear of
the cab. This cable must be re-routed so that it passes between the center mine
blast panel and the rear cab mount.