I finally found a set of Ballistic Panels made by BLS Textiles and with a Ford engineering number. The internet says they were a $2,400 option. Mine for $32 plus my time and some cussing at the JY. After watching this video, the panels were getting installed.
Here are passenger side panels. If using PC, right click to view full size image.
There are no YT videos on installing the panels. I looked but did not find written instructions. I practically destroyed the donor door getting the panels out which was good practice for my vehicle. Here are my notes. I'm going to shortcut a lot of it because I'm assuming you know how to dis-assemble a door. Sorry, no pictures or video of the install.
1. Remove door panel. 2. Remove door mirror. 3. Remove inner and outer window weather strips. Outer strip is held by one nut. Pry upwards and pull back. 4. Remove DDM. 5. Remove bolts for window tracks, there is one on each side. 6. Remove window. You will need two 1 or 1 1/4 inch x 1/4 inch screws and nylon bolts to reinstall window. 7. Remove window regulator assembly. There are two nuts at top and two rivets at bottom. Two more bolts and nuts needed to reinstall. 1 x 1/4 is good. 8. Remove speaker. 9. Install threaded inserts on door intrusion bar flanges, there are two, Also install inserts on panels, two more. 7. Hang panels on sill. Wiggle them to align with threaded inserts. Rear, top, and bottom screws are easy enough. The front screw is a pain. I used blue painters tape to secure the nut to the socket. After a lot of cussing, I managed to seat the screw. 8. Install all door components. The hardest part is putting the window back as the panels eat up access space. Roll regulator down near the bottom to give more space. Reach from behind to insert screw. The screw on the right is tricky. Use close ended socket wrench and tape screw to wrench. With some patience and a lot of cussing, the screw will go in from the back. Leave wrench in place. Once screw threads are accessible, roll window to position where the electrical connector is. This gives straight shot to the screw. Tape nut to socket. I used a wad of tape in the socket to level the nut with the socket opening. 9. Outer weather strip may not fit over the panel hangers. Simply widen the opening by hand.
Really impressive that those will stop an AK round. But the glass still won't. I imagine the intended use is to use the open door as a shield in tactical situations rather than as protection in daily driving.
1988 CVLX Formal Roof (Love Boat) POTM July 2019, Aug 2020, & Oct 2021, 58K E-code lights w/ relays, LEDs w/ switchbacks, 15x8 Ansen slots w/ 255/60 BFG's, Kenwood stereo, various hacks. This, of course, was merely the semi-delirious notion of a fever-patient, but I remember that it struck me at the time as being eminently practical and feasible.
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