Great News for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

This forum contains discussions about all things Knight Rider.

Moderators: Matthew, neps, Michael Pajaro

User avatar
lphill01
Operative
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:33 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact:

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by lphill01 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:48 pm

Hey guys- I've been out of the loop for a while. I just moved to Las Vegas a few months ago and just got back on track. Big news- I just installed my Carbon fiber KR hood!! Big question- I'm ready to install my scanner, and I'm curious, where I can cut the underside to get it in without causing structural damage, and how do you mount the lexan lens?

User avatar
BullittKnight
Rookie
Posts: 67
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:27 pm
antispam: No
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 1982
Location: Massachusetts

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by BullittKnight » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:35 pm

Starting to take shape!

what do you think? :)

User avatar
BullittKnight
Rookie
Posts: 67
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:27 pm
antispam: No
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 1982
Location: Massachusetts

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by BullittKnight » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:37 pm

would help if I added the pictures :oops:
Attachments
IMG_2838.JPG
IMG_2838.JPG (63.4 KiB) Viewed 12007 times
IMG_2828.JPG
IMG_2828.JPG (70.25 KiB) Viewed 12007 times
IMG_2837.JPG
IMG_2837.JPG (56.79 KiB) Viewed 12007 times

User avatar
taoworm2323
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 958
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:47 am

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by taoworm2323 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:35 pm

Image Looks GREAT!
Can't wait to see it painted. :D
"Don't tell me what I can't do!" ---John Locke

User avatar
Pierre
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 346
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:52 pm

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by Pierre » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:42 pm

good alternative if you keep the stock bumper , what is the spots on your front fender?

User avatar
BullittKnight
Rookie
Posts: 67
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:27 pm
antispam: No
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 1982
Location: Massachusetts

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by BullittKnight » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:02 pm

I have a clear 3M bra on the car ( to protect it from chips ) it wraps around the fenders

hte masking tape is to protect the paint from placing the hood on the car.

Joshua I just received Teds dash so I wont have to cut up mine, your orb will be next my friend!

User avatar
taoworm2323
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 958
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:47 am

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by taoworm2323 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:15 pm

BullittKnight wrote:
Joshua I just received Teds dash so I wont have to cut up mine, your orb will be next my friend!


Image
"Don't tell me what I can't do!" ---John Locke

User avatar
KoehlerIndustries
Recruit
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:27 pm
antispam: No
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 1982
Location: NY

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by KoehlerIndustries » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:25 pm

Does any one know the size and where to get the SVT caps for the Alcoa rims? I got them in 2.5 Inches and there to big! Are they 2.25 inches? Any help would be great! 8)

PontiacGirl
Volunteer
Posts: 13
Joined: Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:51 pm
antispam: No
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 1982

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by PontiacGirl » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:59 pm

Congratulations, Rob. I'm sure it will look awesome painted.

User avatar
Pierre
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 346
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:52 pm

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by Pierre » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:14 pm

on ebay someone remanufacture them

User avatar
taoworm2323
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 958
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:47 am

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by taoworm2323 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:23 pm

"Don't tell me what I can't do!" ---John Locke

User avatar
lphill01
Operative
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:33 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact:

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by lphill01 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:12 pm

Bullitt- Dude!! That looks awesome!! I've always loved the Highland Green Bullitt Mustang, but it looks even better with the Alcoas (I envy that, I can't find them.) I can't wait to see the hood painted.

User avatar
lphill01
Operative
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:33 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact:

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by lphill01 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:43 pm

Finally stopped to get a picture of my progress. New hood, test fitting the scanner. Now, I need wheels, rear bumper and (maybe) a paintjob and spoiler.

Image
Image
Image

User avatar
Pierre
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 346
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:52 pm

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by Pierre » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:19 am

your KARR look terrible sexy and menacing congrat

User avatar
taoworm2323
FLAG Assistant
Posts: 958
Joined: Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:47 am

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by taoworm2323 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:21 am

lphill your KARR looks SO damn cool! :good:
"Don't tell me what I can't do!" ---John Locke

User avatar
BullittKnight
Rookie
Posts: 67
Joined: Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:27 pm
antispam: No
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 1982
Location: Massachusetts

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by BullittKnight » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:55 am

iphill looks awesome!

where did you get your scanner from?

Also where did you get the front shelby fascia?

User avatar
lphill01
Operative
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:33 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact:

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by lphill01 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:41 am

Thanks guys!
The scanner came from a guy named 1999transamws6 on youtube. The fascia came from Parts.com, their prices were pretty good. Right now, the biggest headache is my scanner lenses. I made 2 (out of 5 attempts) that fit properly, but screwed them up when I painted them with lens tint. So now begins the hunt for smoked plexiglass.

Knightphoenix1
Recruit
Posts: 44
Joined: Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:10 pm
antispam: No
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 1982

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by Knightphoenix1 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:05 pm

Does this 1999transamws6 sell more scanners? And are the shelby parts cheaper on parts.com then champion mustang? Nice work dude.

User avatar
lphill01
Operative
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:33 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact:

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by lphill01 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:28 pm

You'd have to contact him to see if he still makes them. He told me mine was probably one of his last a year ago, but things can change. as for the fascia, it seemed cheaper to me (~$1200) but I had the freedom to leave some things out like the fog lights, splitter, and the upper radiator shield since it wasn't a "kit". So now, I can save for a carbon fiber splitter if I want, and the radiator shield wouldn't have worked with my air intake anyway.

User avatar
krkitt1
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 443
Joined: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:55 am
antispam: No
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 1982

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by krkitt1 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:53 pm

lphill01 wrote:Thanks guys!
The scanner came from a guy named 1999transamws6 on youtube. The fascia came from Parts.com, their prices were pretty good. Right now, the biggest headache is my scanner lenses. I made 2 (out of 5 attempts) that fit properly, but screwed them up when I painted them with lens tint. So now begins the hunt for smoked plexiglass.

I went with a light smoke gray lense. Did you get the Trufiber hood? I have the templates for the lense.

User avatar
lphill01
Operative
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:33 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact:

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by lphill01 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:43 pm

Thanks, but I found some smoked plexi and made new lenses today. They're in, but they're probably not as secure as I'd like. How did you secure them?

User avatar
lphill01
Operative
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:33 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact:

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by lphill01 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:57 pm

Here's how it came out. I like the smoked. It dimmed it down a little too much, but it's not a crazy attention getter.

Image
Image

User avatar
Pierre
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 346
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:52 pm

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by Pierre » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:00 am

if I were you, I'd sanded a little bit the back of the lense to give it a more diffused look

User avatar
lphill01
Operative
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:33 pm
What year did the original Knight Rider start: 0
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Contact:

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by lphill01 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:48 am

I actually did. I don't know why, but it looks like you can see the rows of LEDs. You can't in person. I hit it with 220 grit, 320 grit, and took a shot at it with my Mouse sander. I just didn't use my Dremel like I did on the clear lenses because it left marks all over that lit up.

User avatar
Pierre
FLAG Recruit
Posts: 346
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:52 pm

Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by Pierre » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:27 am

Do you have a video of your car with the working scanner?

Post Reply