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Up-Armored Cars: Under the Hood

Illustration: CNBC.com || Photo courtesy: Texcalibur Armor

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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 ā€” 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 loadā€” up to 150 pounds on the doors.

Illustration: CNBC.com || Photo courtesy: Texcalibur Armor