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96 KITT

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:51 pm
by Darktalon
Hi all!

It's been a while since I've posted (a couple of years actually) but I wanted to swing by, say hi and show off a few pics of the car we've just finished building for my teenage son.
He's 14 & half and has always wanted a KITT ever since I built my 3000......so, this is his motovation to do good in school & to get a job just as soon as he's old enough. No, it's not going to be a "gift" per-say as he will be paying me for it (hence the motovation to get a job)

Anyway, opinions welcome & I hope it meets everyones standards!
DT

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PS.
I'm thinking is makes a pretty badass KARR as well :lol:
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Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:27 am
by Knight Racer
That scanner look terrific as a more futuristic verion of kitt.I'd lose the red lining of the hubcaps and go for the silver that kitt had.Got a video of the scanner working in the day time and night time?

How does your son feel about knight rider?If he looking forward to driving a kitt car?

This is my ideal version of what kitt would look like if i had the money to build it.

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Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:05 am
by Darktalon
That style of scanner is just a cheapie actually, $60.00 each. They're not very bright at all so I'm looking at either building or buying a custom version. (no vids yet though)

As for the wheels....I wanted to go with the original style but my son liked these so who am I to argue? It's technically going to be his car so I had to give him some creative input. If he's happy with them, I guess that's all that matters. :good:

As mentioned above, he's wanted his own KITT for a few years now and he loves both versions of the show so it's pretty safe to say that he's diggin' it and driving it is all he's talked about since I brought it home from the bodyshop. 8)
DT

Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:23 am
by Darktalon
Here's a few vids of me playing around with the in dash DVD.
DT

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Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:00 pm
by scatpack
nice car.

btw those scanners on ebay for 60 bucks are from JC Whitney and cost 29.99
people post them on ebay and double their money.

Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:14 pm
by Darktalon
Yeah I know.....but I didn't have a JC book and couldn't find the scanners listed on their website.

Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:33 pm
by Lurch Knight
Pretty sweet, Darktalon. Nice job! Too bad it's not a T-Top though. What engine does it have?

Knight Racer - I really like your "ideal" version, even though I prefer the 3rd-Gen Firebird T/A bodystyle of the original K.I.T.T. myself. I am currently searching for an '82-'92 'Bird I can turn into a K.I.T.T. replica.

Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:20 am
by Darktalon
Little dude didn't want T-tops....go figure? I would have been all over them!

Engine wise, just a 3.8 Vortec......didn't figure he needed too much power in his 1st car. He'll probably wreck it anyway. :lol:

Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:22 am
by Darktalon
Not bad for a mid 90's V6. :twisted:

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Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:26 pm
by Darktalon
Finally got around to hooking up the scanner.....I went for a custom version as opposed to the Ebay cheapie.
DT

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Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:34 pm
by pdennis93
cool

here's my 95 T/A with a KITT scanner and app on my phone that makes it talk :lol:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta3_H3jDb3U

Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:34 pm
by Darktalon
Cool idea on the phone but not cool on the highjack.

Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:12 am
by pdennis93
Darktalon wrote:Cool idea on the phone but not cool on the highjack.


sorry, wasn't trying to hijack you. was just showing off another 4th gen KITT since there aren't many of us.

Re: 96 KITT

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:19 am
by Kal-el4
the 4th gen nose reminds me so much of the nose on the 89 batmobile. Just sayin....

Cool KI2T though DT