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KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by thunder87 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:53 pm

Hi There!
I'm new to this board and I just wanted to share my new project with you!
Here's a Video Link to my modificated Knight Rider Shelby GT500KR with LED Scanner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOw4sUm-8ZI

Greetings from Germany :good:
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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by GarthKnight08 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:29 pm

thunder87 wrote:Hi There!
I'm new to this board and I just wanted to share my new project with you!
Here's a Video Link to my modificated Knight Rider Shelby GT500KR with LED Scanner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOw4sUm-8ZI

Greetings from Germany :good:
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Wow that looks great! What 1/18 Shleby model is that? Can you post a link to the exact model brand please? The model itself looks spot on!
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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by blazevski » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:42 pm

awsome!!! GREAT!!! Cool!!!

and KI3T pic could be added to smilies :) :kitt:

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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by Bandit1 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:50 pm

welcome :D

nice to have some other germans here :good:

nice work :good:
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Post by Harry Singh Jr. » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:30 pm

That came out nice. Good job :good:
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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by Mathyus » Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:28 pm

Very good job, how did you do that?
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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by thunder87 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:19 am

Good morning *tired*

First of all, thanks for the positive feedback! The exact Brand Name is the one and only accurate Model (IMHO) of Shelby Collectibles.

Here's the link: http://www.diecastmustangs.com/Shelby-Collectibles-2008-Ford-Shelby-GT500KR-p/dc08kr02.htm

For all of them who want some informations about the work on that car, I'm writing on something like a tutorial. In the next days I'm going to translate it into English so you can use it as well! :mrgreen:

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Post by andy-kitt » Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:23 pm

Excellent job. :good:

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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by imranbecks » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:00 am

Looks superb!!! Love the scanner movements!! It really amazes me at how some of you guys here can install a working scanner into the car.... Unfortunately, I'm not that good with my hands...

I've just purchased the same model from Ebay... >>> http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290293704560&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.com%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm38.l1313%26_nkw%3D290293704560%26_sacat%3DSee-All-Categories%26_fvi%3D1

If it all goes smoothly,I should be receiving it by next week.. But I'm not so sure if I want to pimp the car into KITT just yet. I think the car itself looks good with or without the KITT modifications.. After watching a couple of episodes of the new series, I have really fallen for the car.. It just looks awesome. I think the only cosmetic differences other than the interior wld be the words SHELBY on the front and back of the car as well as the red scanner.. Oh and the cobra logo looks different on KITT too compared to the normal stock GT500KR model. Some of which has been modified perfectly by some members here.. Looking forward on getting it so it can be side by side with my 1/18 classic Trans Am KITT!

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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by Garthe Knight » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:04 am

Hey Florian, nice job, really really great. (this is what I call made in Germany :wink: )
I replaced the scanner in my 1:18 KI2T and KARR, so I know it is tricky. But I haven't dared to mod my Shelby GT500KR yet. But I am going to.

So of course after seeing your amazing job I have some questions.
- Are thos 3mm LEDs? They seem quite small, which is great.
- Which circuit do you use to run the LED programms? And is it small enough to put it into the car.
- Did you have to remove parts of the enginge to place the new components?

Man, you would make a lot of us happy if you could write a very small "howto" with some pictures. (okay I know you are going to do it, just sayings because it's IMPORTANT 8) )

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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by modelmaker » Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:19 am

Excellent work it seems as though you are using this same programme as my full scale kitt scanner uses which i made from this

http://www.vellemanprojects.com/ot/en/p ... ?id=348779

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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by HOFFABE » Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:53 am

Awesome job and i can't wait on that tutorial so i can add a fully functional scanner to mine. so far i just used some detail paint and added my scanner to mine and blacked out the emblems and did the tail lights in black trim here are a couple pics of it with my 82 model that i modified to resemble my actual KITT replica with two fog lights and a few other details.

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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by cajunknight0153 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:56 am

how should i get rid of the SHELBY writing on the front and back?

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Post by imranbecks » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:00 am

HOFFABE, your KI3T looks really good even without a lighted scanner. Good job painting it.. You must have steady hands! Can't wait to receive mine.. Did you use black paint to cover up the word SHELBY in front under the scanner and at the rear? Coz its really not noticeable judging from the photos.. The black paint you used must have really matched the overall black of the car...

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Post by thunder87 » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:41 pm

As I said, I'm going to post the link to my report in the next days.

I haven't already finished my work (need to fix the switches, store the battery somewhere in the car and i also need to do the right programming of the scanner), nevertheless, I'll post it ;)

to answer your questions quickly Garthe Knight:

- Are thos 3mm LEDs? They seem quite small, which is great.
No. I used 16 pcs SMD LEDs (8 Left, 8 Right)
- Which circuit do you use to run the LED programms? And is it small enough to put it into the car.
I'm using a modified circuit board with an ATMEGA8 controller and 8 channel output
- Did you have to remove parts of the enginge to place the new components?
No! I didn't remove any parts, everything (excl. 9V battery) fits

But just wait till weekend and you'll see it :wink:

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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by andy-kitt » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:50 pm

cajunknight0153 wrote:how should i get rid of the SHELBY writing on the front and back?


I had this question asked on my post so you will find the answer here viewtopic.php?f=1044&t=12756

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Re: KI3T 1/18 Scanner Shelby GT500KR

Post by Garthe Knight » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:04 pm

thunder87 wrote:As I said, I'm going to post the link to my report in the next days.

I haven't already finished my work (need to fix the switches, store the battery somewhere in the car and i also need to do the right programming of the scanner), nevertheless, I'll post it ;)

to answer your questions quickly Garthe Knight:

- Are thos 3mm LEDs? They seem quite small, which is great.
No. I used 16 pcs SMD LEDs (8 Left, 8 Right)
- Which circuit do you use to run the LED programms? And is it small enough to put it into the car.
I'm using a modified circuit board with an ATMEGA8 controller and 8 channel output
- Did you have to remove parts of the enginge to place the new components?
No! I didn't remove any parts, everything (excl. 9V battery) fits

But just wait till weekend and you'll see it :wink:


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Great! And thanx for your efforts, saves me some time and money to figure it out myself
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Post by HOFFABE » Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:26 pm

no i actually used a touch of paint reducer or thinner on a rag and quickly wiped it on and right back off removing the shelby name up front but you can't remove the it on the back without damaging the stripes so i just left it there. And thank u. I have several of the old KITT/KARR diecast and needed a new KITT so some customizing is always in order. :kitt:

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Post by imranbecks » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:42 am

Hmmm... I don't think I want to take the risk of removing "SHELBY" on the front and especially the rear.. Will probably just leave it on the model once I receive it. Got word from the seller that it has been shipped! Though I will definitely put a red strip or something to simulate the scanner up front... Its still a great looking car without the KI3T mods..

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Post by imranbecks » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:24 am

Oh yeah, and not forgetting the license plate that I plan to use for the model.... >>>>

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Post by thunder87 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:26 am

imranbecks wrote:Hmmm... I don't think I want to take the risk of removing "SHELBY" on the front and especially the rear.. Will probably just leave it on the model once I receive it. Got word from the seller that it has been shipped! Though I will definitely put a red strip or something to simulate the scanner up front... Its still a great looking car without the KI3T mods..


hey, I tried removing the "SHELBY" letters and I failed :x so I have to do some corrections now:

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regarding to the report I told you, I feel sorry to disappoint you. I didn't have enough time to work on it but I'm going to do that next week. But I'm going to show you some pics:

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Post by imranbecks » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:03 am

thunder87 wrote:
imranbecks wrote:Hmmm... I don't think I want to take the risk of removing "SHELBY" on the front and especially the rear.. Will probably just leave it on the model once I receive it. Got word from the seller that it has been shipped! Though I will definitely put a red strip or something to simulate the scanner up front... Its still a great looking car without the KI3T mods..


hey, I tried removing the "SHELBY" letters and I failed :x so I have to do some corrections now:

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OUCH!!!! That had to hurt!! I'm not gonna try removing mine then.... The words are not so distracting anyway.. Most important is the scanner part.. I don't have the skills to do the LED like yours, so I will just put a red strip at the air intake to simulate the scanner.... :)

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Post by Garthe Knight » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:11 am

imranbecks wrote:hey, I tried removing the "SHELBY" letters and I failed :x so I have to do some corrections now:

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OUCH!!!! That had to hurt!! I'm not gonna try removing mine then.... The words are not so distracting anyway.. Most important is the scanner part.. I don't have the skills to do the LED like yours, so I will just put a red strip at the air intake to simulate the scanner.... :)


To remove the SHELBY letters I used abrasive paper with 2000 grain (or whatever "Schleifpapier mit 2000er Körnung" is called in english :wink: ) and after that polish to get a smooth surface. Use lots of water or you will get scratches on the paint.
It worked pretty well at the front, I don't have removed the letters at the back yet because I am not quite sure how to do this without damaging the black racing stripes.

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Post by thunder87 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 3:20 pm

New Video is up ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZxxvpO-Vwo

have fun

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Post by Mathyus » Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:04 pm

WoW I wish I was good at doing that stuff. I would for sure try to do that. I might just add a little red paint, or act as if the scanner is not on. haha
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