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Old December 19th, 2011, 06:33 PM
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Armor plating?

Has anyone thought of adding that spectra shield to a vehicle and that crazy bullet resistant 2 in glass?

I was looking at what it would take to do a job yourself but not many people will sell the material. A pretty big price range too depending on thickness like 3-500 dollar a sq ft. Wowza!

But just wondering if anyone ever thought of doing that.

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Old December 19th, 2011, 08:16 PM
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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:05 PM
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Is Elko NV pretty rough-and-tumble I guess? I mean, I've seen "Reno 911!" so that's the only point of reference I've got.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:25 PM
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Lol. No not really. But it would make a sweet bug out vehicle. I am thinking of getting an old m1008 or similar Chevy diesel.

I think ballistic steel might be the easiest? You could strip down the tub pretty easy and plate it up, along with the engine bay, etc. But that spectra shield seems sweet, just real pricy.
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The problem with the ballistic steel vs spectra shield would be the weight I'd assume.

There was a 110 on here for sale way back when I first started looking that had bulletproof glass and other such treatments on it. Very cool.

------ Follow up post added December 19th, 2011 10:37 PM ------

Here it is...bullet proof glass & Kevlar doors. So cool, I missed out on it:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ad.php?t=20682
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Old December 20th, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Wow what a deal.

I saw some glass that was basically identical to stock with regards to thickness but the one site wanted like 10-18k for a set. I think it was only level II though. I was thinking you could do a humvee type set up and put the 2 in glass on a horizontal slide and make your own window. 2 in is supposed t be good for .308, .30-06, and ak's. For a windshield though, I don't know what you'd do to use 2 in that wouldn't look odd. You could fab up something I suppose to make it slide in, and then get some wiper extendos.

The nice thing about the military chevys is the very heavy duty suspension, so the extra weight shouldn't be a big deal. Maybe an extra door hinge to help with the weight, but overall I bet it's not too bad.

Fun to think about, I do want one of those trucks for sure, my 04 dodge diesel is just too nice to chop up. We'll see what happens once I get it. Sounds like there is a place in SLC that armory up cars, maybe they can give some info on materials, etc.
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hi Pete, just buy a vehicle already plated there are quite a few for sale from rough:http://www.mod-sales.com/direct/vehi...Land_Rover.htm to very tidy ex news vehicles that are being sold for less than the sum of the usable bits.

I'm sure if you looked about you would find lots of good discreetly plated ex news vehicles for sale stateside.

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I like this one. Not armored though
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I would love a snatch. Sadly none when made on anything earlier then a 92 chassis.How ever you could get a Shortland armored land rover. They where made on Series, Stage 1, and Defender chassis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shorland_armoured_car
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