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Static Towing Test Data Form

Date: 1993-08-25
Personnel: B.L., B.R., & S.C.
Temperature: 78

 

Inspect right front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: All bolts torqued to 150 ft/lb.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: Tow eye frame bent away from the frame rail.
Inspect left front tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments:
Inspect right rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments: All bolts torqued to 150 ft/lb.
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments: Tow eye frame bent away from the frame rail.
Inspect left rear tow eye and adjoining structure.
Comments:
Check the torque of all bolts attaching tow eye and surrounding structure.
Comments:
General comments of any other structure deformation or failure:
Test target weight: 26760 lbs. On the first pull (20 degree up), at approximately 18000 lb., the front fiberglass panel bent and cracked terminating the test. After examination, it was discovered that both frame rails and tow eye frames were bent upward. The entrance stairway frame was seperated from the body 3/8" wide, extending upward 7". A 1 1/2" crack was found on the left side of the body just above the bumper, and a 2" crack was found in the fiberglass just below the left headlight.