What Happened to KITT's used in Junkyard Dog?

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What Happened to KITT's used in Junkyard Dog?

Post by Victor Kros » Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:30 pm

What happened to the screen used, full sized KITT's from Junk Yard Dog? I'm talking about the acid worn K.I.T.T. and the restored light gray primer pre-MBS K.I.T.T.? Was either reused elsewhere in the show?

Little note - The light gray primer K.I.T.T. was a seperate car from the rebuilt "black gloss" K.I.T.T. seen later on the test track - in fact a sharp eye can spot the light gray K.I.T.T. parked in the background during Michael and K.I.T.T.'s run on the obstacle course after our K.I.T.T. is back in black. (I give full credit to the original poster who pointed this out as a goof sometime ago on the board)

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What about the light gray primer K.I.T.T. from Knight of the Juggernaut?

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Re: What Happened to KITT's used in Junkyard Dog?

Post by Joe Huth » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:13 pm

Well, I can't verify this, but I believe that the KITT seen in primer in JYD was not in fact painted...I think they applied some sort of thin coating to the car and then painted that in primer. If you look closely at JYD, you can see abnormalities in the finish, like this shot:

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Notice the blackout recessions are filled in, even though this is a season 2/3 nose...

Just a guess though!

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Re: What Happened to KITT's used in Junkyard Dog?

Post by Victor Kros » Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:42 pm

Sort of like a temporary coating? Perhaps something easily removed with water like Flutt's water-soluable paint job in Custom Made Killer? That would be interesting. I wonder if they have the car listed on the call sheets for Junk Yard Dog?

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Re: What Happened to KITT's used in Junkyard Dog?

Post by Joe Huth » Wed Apr 07, 2010 6:48 pm

The car is probably listed, but if it was simply given a "skin" then the call sheets might not be of any help..might just give the Universal ID and nothing else...

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Re: What Happened to KITT's used in Junkyard Dog?

Post by Juggernaut30 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:04 pm

Victor Kros wrote:K.I.T.T. seen later on the test track - in fact a sharp eye can spot the light gray K.I.T.T. parked in the background during Michael and K.I.T.T.'s run on the obstacle course after our K.I.T.T. is back in black.



You mean these? :D

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Re: What Happened to KITT's used in Junkyard Dog?

Post by Victor Kros » Wed Apr 07, 2010 9:49 pm

Yep,

Just want to give credit where credit is due.

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Re: What Happened to KITT's used in Junkyard Dog?

Post by Milo » Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:12 am

I guess back in those days with vhs , we werent supposed to spot those mistakes, :|

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Re: What Happened to KITT's used in Junkyard Dog?

Post by Rob Louisell » Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:10 pm

I have a lot of "junk yard dogs" in and around my shop. :D
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Re: What Happened to KITT's used in Junkyard Dog?

Post by peterp&j » Sat Apr 10, 2010 4:29 pm

Just my thoughts they grey kitt is defanently autocruise 1 if you notice the scene where kitt is driving the course himself you can see the first season dash ( 2 monitors) I suspect that the car was used as a stunt car this was probably the only car that was painted gray
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