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Post by The Real Michael Knight » Sun Jan 04, 2004 3:46 am

I was wondering if anyone has ever built a replica of KITT, but in his SPM configuration? Imagine driving down town with your KITT replica looking like your in SPM.

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Post by ramon88us » Sun Jan 04, 2004 3:50 am

I beleive someone has been working on it.

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Post by The Real Michael Knight » Sun Jan 04, 2004 3:56 am

Well now that would be interesting to see if someone manages to successfully complete such a feat.

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Post by Army_F_Body » Sun Jan 04, 2004 4:28 am

I would want an operationally one. So I could pull up to some import, go into SPM, and still have a nice 350 under the hood to take care of some business.

Oh yeah, and a camera to record the other drivers face for posterity.
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Post by lofer » Sun Jan 04, 2004 4:39 am

Somebody in the UK are making the SPM KITT, but I can't remember the web page... The page includes photos of the car with the SPM hood and other gadgets installed in... The guy says in the page that they have problems with the hydraulics...
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Post by Army_F_Body » Sun Jan 04, 2004 4:55 am

I remember seeing that site.

I imagine it has to be tough. The original car had no engine so they had a space to stick all the hydraulic stuff.
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Post by KARR Engineer » Sun Jan 04, 2004 6:40 am

It's Knight Rider UK and it's Rob Pearson's project.

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Post by The Real Michael Knight » Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:45 pm

I wonder how long they've been working on it.

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Post by neps » Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:49 pm

Rob Peason aka knight2000 is currently making one a reality. Knight Rider UK has a page about the progress and you can find out more info about it there:

http://www.knightrideruk.co.uk/project.html

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Post by lofer » Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:51 pm

Wow! What a hard job! Nice!
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Post by jup » Sun Jan 04, 2004 8:52 pm

Outside of the rear wing, (because it goes so high and probably weighs a bit) I don't think any of the SPM wing extensions really need the hydraulics. I bet some cleaver mechanics and motors no larger then those for wiper blades could do the job.

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Post by Army_F_Body » Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:32 pm

^^Yeah, I bet it would be eassier to make today than it was in 1985.

I still think a project like this would be a great project for Moster Garage :)
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Post by Nexus » Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:12 pm

Army_F_Body wrote:^^Yeah, I bet it would be eassier to make today than it was in 1985.

I still think a project like this would be a great project for Moster Garage :)


Ooh, good idea! Speaking of icon cars of the '80s, did you see the one where they attempted to make a DeLorean into a hovercraft? Jesse James seemed PO'ed the entire episode, and I got the impression that he really hates DeLoreans! :shock:

Army_F_Body wrote:So I could pull up to some import, go into SPM, and still have a nice 350 under the hood to take care of some business.

Oh yeah, and a camera to record the other drivers face for posterity.


That would be priceless. :lol:

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Post by Army_F_Body » Tue Jan 06, 2004 8:38 pm

Actually Jesse defiles a 3rd gen Firebird in the Christmas episode. He literally strips it to the floor pan to make a Christmas float out of it.

The Delorean one is my favorite! It's the only one where someone gets kicked off the build team :)
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Post by Knight 'n' Day » Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:29 am

Actually, I believe Jesse only thought the IDEA of working on a DeLorean was stupid (Anyone remember the PT Cruiser/Chipper episode?). The DeLorean was never well renowned for anything except its appearance in "Back to the Future", IMHO. AND it should be noted that once that guy walked off of the build and they got the project back on track, Jesse actually got pretty excited about it and wanted to see it succeed.

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