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Any Australian members?

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:08 am
by scruba
Just wondering how many Australian members are on this forum?

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:00 pm
by andrewd
You're the 3rd one I know of. There's also myself and also a Mr Payner.

Andrew Devas 8) :oops: :kittspin:

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:41 am
by neps
aussieknight is also from australia. He did alot of the cool KITT emoticons that we have on the forum

:spm:

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:05 am
by rhdaussiekitt
g'day mate im aussie 2

Me, Gold Coast Knight.

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:46 am
by Gold Coast Knight
Make that 4 more, I am from the Gold Coast. It's great to see that there is a few of us here.
Anyone else from the Gold Coast or near by?

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 12:56 pm
by rhdaussiekitt
would be nice to have an aussie kitt in the garage :skar: :D

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:03 pm
by K.I.T.T.2
hi everyone

i am from Germany but i live in Perth, Western Australia. i have been looking around to buy a suitable trans am but no luck so far. i don't think there is a lot of them in Australia.

catch ya

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:10 pm
by HondaSiR
I understand that everyone drives around in Australia in right-hand drive cars. If so, if you buy a Trans Am or a KITT replica, wouldn't it cost a fortune just to convert it? And how about the KR dash?

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:48 am
by AtariKnight
HondaSiR wrote:I understand that everyone drives around in Australia in right-hand drive cars. If so, if you buy a Trans Am or a KITT replica, wouldn't it cost a fortune just to convert it? And how about the KR dash?


I live in Western Australia too, Though in a rural area

Yes HondaSiR, You would have to design a dash and do a steering conversion, To put everything correctly on the opposite side of the car

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 2:44 am
by scruba
HondaSiR wrote:I understand that everyone drives around in Australia in right-hand drive cars. If so, if you buy a Trans Am or a KITT replica, wouldn't it cost a fortune just to convert it? And how about the KR dash?


This guy does R/H dash but R/H drive cars can be purchased here.

http://www.markscustomkits.com/

Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:59 am
by rhdaussiekitt
from what i gather its $3000 or more to convert a car to right hand drive

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:21 am
by aussieknight
G'day there boys. Yeah, I'm still around occasionally. Good to know there's a few of us over here. When one of us sees a KITT replica we should let the others know. I'd love to be first, but I need a large disposable income to be able to afford the level of authenticity I like. And that aint gonna happen for a while. :-( Ciao!
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Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:41 am
by MrPayner
Hey hey hey!! Been a few days since i was last on.. I like in Victoria! I was looking at Trans-ams as well, they're so damn expensive if you get one that's already imported [in excess of 20K]. You'd be better off importing a clapped out one from the states and restoring it, maybe throwing in a Holden 6 or 8 so you can get local parts easily..

KITT parts are REALLY expensive.. I think the nose cone by itself is about $1500 landed... can't remember if that's painted or not.

Having said all that, i'd still love to rock up at work in one.. ;)

Welcome to the forum scruba..

Regards
Adam

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:27 am
by rhdaussiekitt
i was going to get a car from ebay
and ship it out but would cost $3000 for shipping
then $6000 for right hand drive conversion
thats $9000australian, not including the price of the car itself

Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:35 am
by TurbomanKnight
Isnt there a part of Austrailia that you can drive a Left Hand Drive car?

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:53 am
by aussieknight
Yeah, it's called The Bush :-P
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Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:01 am
by andrewd
Interesting you mention driving left hand drive car. I saw a left hand drive car (not a trans am) being driven on a major highway here in Victoria Australia. It was like your Commodore or Ford and had a Sticker Left hand Drive in big letters on the back bumper. Not sure what the legal requirements are but I'm guessing you need to indicate the car is left hand drive.

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:48 pm
by Knight DJ
I'm in Australia too. Sydney to be exact. Just came back from the States on a three week holiday and was disapointed to see almost no Tran-Ams at all on the street. No-one in New York seems to have a car that size (apart from the cabs) and in LA everyone drives newer cars.

I believe you can have a left hand drive car here, but you must have a huge sign on the back. I think you also have to eventually have to have the car converted to right hand drive.

There are a couple of Trans-Ams driving around Sydney. I seem to see the same ones all the time. I think there's a stack more up in Queensland.

Posted: Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:59 am
by aussieknight
Well they aint free, and that's the problem. Coulda bought one for 15 grand, with a Holden 5 litre in it, but hey, that's just too much. Especially since it needed work, let alone KITT-ifying. If that's a word... :-P
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Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 7:02 am
by MrPayner
w00t! I got my DVDs from Amazon.com! Loving it!!!

You know what.. maybe regional areas would be a good idea for the KR forums, not meaning to split the community, but it would certainly be good for local event and general "lounge" discussion between regional members..

Regards
Adam