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Box Car Project - 1999


    The next step is to separate the top part of the boxcar from the bottom sills and floor. This has to be done so the two exterior side sills and two end sills can be replaced.




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A jacks has been placed under two pieces of flat bar to raise the top part of the boxcar high enough to slide lifting boards under the inside wall.




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Board is in place and ready to lift . The top was supported at four points, one at each end and two near the center door area.




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End of boxcar. Top and bottom are separated enough to allow the side sills and end sills to be removed.




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Wade Lewis and Ben Muncy removing one end sill. Since the truss rods and the tie rods hold the boxcar together, once they are unbolted the sill was removed relatively easily.




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Wade Lewis and Ben Muncy removing one end sill. Since the truss rods and the tie rods hold the boxcar together, once they are unbolted the sill was removed relatively easily.


New end sills cut and ready to be installed.


Ben Muncy taps the new sill into place.


The floor is nailed to the sills so it must be removed before the side sills can be replaced. The floor was cut into three parts with the two outside parts being removed. The center section was left in place to provide support for the center sills. Paul Richardson and Ben Muncy remove part of the floor.

 



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