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Old March 4th, 2013, 03:13 PM
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Bullet resistant D2, best approach ?

Can it be DIY ? I mean at least for the body panels, with kevlar or fiberglass sheets. For the windows I guess you have to order them. I have a level IIIA in mind. Anyone been there ?

Remember I'm abroad, no US based workshops or specialists for me.

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Call these guys...http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...&v=PSO3GFoZCJk

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I have to ask, why?
We may get shot at, wife is bringing down a major real estate scam.
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What about glass? Seems you'll get minor ballistic tolerance at most. I think armoring companies frequently lease their vehicles, so maybe if you only need it for a particular period that might be an idea.

Alternatively, try to find an older BMW 540iP or 740iP - the P is for Protection, they came from the factory with a certain level of ballistic tolerance, cant remember how much.
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Julien, and you want me to call you when I go to the DR? ohhh man.
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Julien, and you want me to call you when I go to the DR? ohhh man.
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You are 10x better off buying something armoured to begin with (used as they are silly money new) than trying to DIY as based on the videos I have seen of the process it is not easy or remotely cheap to do.
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Theres a window film that they can be applied that has like level IIIA protection.
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Hey Neil,

did you use it on your Bentley
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Ok....who has all the concrete they where transporting in a 90?
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Neil, that film is kind of to good to be true.
For the body panels, for example, I wonder how effective it would be to install home made fiber glass panels, there are a lot of interesting videos on the web, some are bs but some are quite good.
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A D2 isnt the answer for up armor needs; go LC or MB-if your concerned for your safety (or rather your family's) do it right & do it with a truck that came from the factory that way.
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Just get a Snatch from these guys http://www.mod-sales.com/direct/vehi...Land_Rover.htm that ought to do the trick.
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the D2 has steel door skins but still not much better than the earlier aluminum doors. Anyhow I feel like the real problem is the seating position is so high you couldnt get much shielding for occupants through the door anyhow. and the problem with thicker glass would be you couldnt roll the windows down. Plus, look how many windows it has!

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Why? I'm scratching DR off my list of vacation spots.

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Can it be DIY ? I mean at least for the body panels, with kevlar or fiberglass sheets. For the windows I guess you have to order them. I have a level IIIA in mind. Anyone been there ?

Remember I'm abroad, no US based workshops or specialists for me.

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Lots of experience with up-armored vehicles. Listen to what Ron said. This is not a DIY proposaition. There are plenty of used vehicles on the market. I would look around.

Check out http://www.mdt-armor.com/

and http://www.interarmored.com/en
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A D2 isnt the answer for up armor needs; go LC or MB-if your concerned for your safety (or rather your family's) do it right & do it with a truck that came from the factory that way.
Not completely agree, big engine, ladder type chassis, easily modified suspension, there are a few positive points. A lot of windows is an issue but I would be ok if they don't roll down. I guess it's something to think of. I can get fiberglass, polycarbonate, acrilic sheets and tempered glass locally. I don't need to be able to hold a massive Kalach shooting, but a few 9 mm rounds at close range.
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