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    Reinforced pillers on Ex-police v70

    I've just removed the front piller covers from my v70 170 to replace the drilled and scruffy ones on my ex police t5 all straightforward enough.
    Until I removed the t5 ones only to find no retaining clips panel clips or inserts of any kind. But whats thrown me the most was discovering a 2-3 mm plate bolted to each piller. Anyone else come across this. Is it just a reinforcement or something else.

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    Let's see some pics?

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    Intriguing!!

    Any other pillars reinforced?
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    Blimey - That all looks pretty heavy duty as well!

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    Has it got a Bandit windscreen fitted ? Perhaps helped reinforce it.

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    Go on then Harvey, what's a Bandit windscreen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerous Dave View Post
    Go on then Harvey, what's a Bandit windscreen?
    I also wondered this...

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    I'm assuming that a bandit Windscreen is multi layered laminated glass something between standard and bullet proof. So I've checked the thickness and it's around 5mm Bandit would be around 7-9 mm
    Saying that I think you got it Harvey. Probably replaced with standard before decommissioning. Also someone has cut about a inch of the dash. I'm assuming this would be to make room. I was told it was previously a police training car which explained the condition of the rear seats. But thinking it probably had a more exciting life.
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    Maybe a previous firearms car then?

    Have you searched the reg on google? There are a few UK Emergency vehicle websites that catalogue some of the fleet.
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    Yes bandit screen is In between standard & bulletproof around 1200 . It will stop most things that someone might throw at it.

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    Yep. A few came with reinforced windscreens.
    They were stronger than the A-pillar in some situations and could come away from the vehicle. Hence the reinforcement.
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