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Photo's of the RHD KITT Replica

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:40 am
by James_kr
I met with the owner of the RHD KITT replica (aussie.kitt) whose car was in the Jump in my Car Video and I took lots of photo's of it so I thought I would share them with everyone here is some of my favourites.

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ALL TRANS AM KITT OWNERS PLEASE POST SOME PICS!!

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 4:11 pm
by KITT-Simulator
Nice photo's!

I found the video kinda strange because of the right side driving thing, so i thought they mirrored it or something, but it is really a right-sided dash... :?

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:11 pm
by Michael Knight 7790
So James, how did it feel to sit in the driver's seat knowing that Hasselhoff has sat there before?

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:05 am
by James_kr
Michael Knight 7790 wrote:So James, how did it feel to sit in the driver's seat knowing that Hasselhoff has sat there before?


It feels really cool because you know the two main characters have been/are there.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:44 am
by James_kr
And here is a video of part of the drive. Its not great quality because its using my phone camera but the sound is great and you get some good views of the dash.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI9OTDqYEmw

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:28 am
by andy-kitt
Thats a really good replica, you don't get to see it properly in the music video, does look weird in RHD though, but then thats Aussie laws for you.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:22 am
by J-Knight
wow, what a sound off of the engine. Great looking replica :D

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:34 pm
by pbryant_knight
That is a great replica. Weird how he has the pontiac sign still on the headlight ?

Peter

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:38 pm
by J-Knight
maybe he's never noticed it :-P lol

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:05 pm
by James_kr
yeah that's about the best nitpick we can get out of that I actually thought it looked good with that on it KITT's lights were hardly ever up so you mostly want the driving lights to be acurate. Everything else has to be perfect.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:11 pm
by J-Knight
Is "KITT" The actual registration of the car? if so thats quite cool, though I don't like where its mounted...

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:08 pm
by James_kr
Yeah it is the actual registration aussie.kitt bought it off another person who had it and was selling it he got it for a pretty good price too.

I noticed something funny when I was watching an episode the other day Michael was sitting in the passenger seat for some reason and nobody in the drivers seat and KITT's voice modulator said "NORMAL CRUISE" I don't think it was mirrored either.

You can't really mount it anywhere else for it to look right. Its in the middle of the bumper and when its on show it comes off easily and you can't even tell where the mounting holes are.

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There's a picture of the back and the number plate there too.

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:50 pm
by rhdaussiekitt
yeah the guy who owns it is a great guy too, very helpfull and is a credit to any one building these cars...
its great to have an aussie replica..

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:32 pm
by andy-kitt
Shame we can't have plates like that in the UK

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:53 pm
by FuzzieDice
Awesome!! You are so lucky to have experienced this. That is one amazing replica! BTW, do you know (or if aussie.kitt is in here to answer), why did he keep reaching under the buttons every so often? Just curious.

Love that car though. WOW! :shock:

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:07 pm
by James_kr
The indicator switch is behind the pods. I have a question for owners of replica's what have you done with your indicator/wiper/cruise control switch can you hook that up to the upper console?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:55 pm
by rhdaussiekitt
ive heard of some guys hooking the lights, the wipers etc to the switch pods and or the upper or lower console, the switch pod would be best as would be quikcer to reach

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:03 am
by FuzzieDice
I was wondering about that. If I was building KARR (like I dream to some day), I'd put it as the first two buttons on the top of the pod there. That way all I'd have to do is press one. Or, wire it into the steering column.

Cruise control is easy. Press Auto Cruise. :)

Wipers? Another button on a pod or something would be cool. Same with headlights. Heck, there's so many buttons, may as well make use of them! :)

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 1:00 am
by James_kr
The problem with the pod buttons is that they are only Momentary buttons the upper console buttons can stay on that's why I didn't say the rest. I know that one of the buttons on the lower console is for the horn which is a smart idea.

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:21 am
by FuzzieDice
I would change the pod buttons to non-momentary ones. :) In fact, I'd just design my OWN pod, I guess.

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:31 am
by Wizster
Just want to say what great pictures you have and thanks for displaying them for us :D

Posted: Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:03 am
by pbryant_knight
i've herad of all the functions mounted on the switch pods before. horn, indicators, cruise etc.

Sounds like a great idea........but i'm crap with electronics so i guess i'll just leave mine where they are..........for now.

I love the accuracy of this replica though. it really does look great

Peter

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 3:01 am
by James_kr
Wizster wrote:Just want to say what great pictures you have and thanks for displaying them for us :D


That's ok :) I like to put pictures on the forums it gives us something interesting to look at rather than text.

The thing about the pods is since they are from MCK I bet they cost a fair bit so it might be worth too much to change them to some that you make yourself.

Also his KITT is very accurate the only thing that is different from the show is the RHD aspect but I always overlook that because I can't really feel the difference.

The new piece I am helping build is voice recognition which is going to be a killer thing at car shows.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:56 am
by James_kr
Does anyone have any pics of their replica or ordinary trans am I like to see pics of them to compare the orignal to the KITT design.

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:07 pm
by MrPayner
Hi James.. WOW! This is great! I didn't know that this car was a victorian car.. Is that Geelong where the pics were taken? I'm not far from there myself and would like a photo opportunity also.

Aussie.Kitt, would you like to meet up sometime?? PM me if you like.

Cheers
Adam