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Up-Armored Cars: Under the Hood

Cost: Included in B6 armoring price One of the major features that makes an up-armored vehicle secure is the reinforced body — starting with the doors. The doors, along with pillars, posts, side panels, front quarter panels, kick panels, and the rear door are armored with ballistic quarter-inch AR500 steel designed to repel blasts from the standard which are considered standard rifle ammunition and used around the world. Adding up to 150 pounds on the doors through the armoring process, heavy-du

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Armored Doors and Heavy-Duty Door Hinges

Cost: Included in B6 armoring price

One of the major features that makes an up-armored vehicle secure is the reinforced body — starting with the doors. The doors, along with pillars, posts, side panels, front quarter panels, kick panels and the rear door are armored with ballistic quarter-inch AR500 steel designed to repel blasts from the standard 7.62 x 51mm M-80 NATO rounds,which are considered standard rifle ammunition and used around the world. Heavy-duty hinges are required to support the extra load— up to 150 pounds on the doors.

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