Using a 7/16-inch open-end wrench, loosen barrel nuts on connector links.
Remove connector links from risers.
Reattach a serviceable harness/container IAW WP 0005 00 and WP 0006 00.
b. Main Parachute Compartment. Replace top flap, bottom flap, left flap and right flap pack
stiffeners as follows:
Replace the top flap pack stiffener as follows:
(a) Cut stitching and remove plastic pack stiffener from container.
(b) Obtain a new pack stiffener from supply stock.
(c) Reattach the new pack stiffener to the container using a medium-duty zigzag
sewing machine, size FF thread, and 7 to 11 stitches per inch.
Replace bottom and left flap pack stiffeners as follows:
(a) Remove the No. 0 grommet IAW WP 0038 00.
(b) Cut the single row of straight stitching on the inside of the container exposing
the plastic pack stiffener.
(c) Remove broken stiffener.
(d) Obtain a new stiffener from supply stock.
(e) Replace the grommet IAW WP 0038 00.
Ensure the pre-cut hole for the grommet is large enough to
accommodate a new grommet. If not, enlarge the hole
using a 5/8-inch countersink drill and 5/8-inch drill bit as
(f) Replace stiffener and set a new grommet ensuring the grommet is rolled over
washer and the washer is on the inside of the container.
(g) Using a medium-duty sewing machine, size E nylon thread and 7 to 11 stitches
per inch, replace the single row of straight stitching removed in step (b), above.
Replace right flap pack stiffener as follows:
(a) Remove lacing tape on base plate.
(b) Remove the No. 2 grommet.
(c) Cut the single row of straight stitching on the inside of the container exposing
the clear plastic.
(d) Remove broken plastic stiffener.