4th Gen. Firebird knight rider dashboard

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4th Gen. Firebird knight rider dashboard

Post by KARR 2000 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 6:50 pm

I remember seeing it once but I don't remember where.
I googled to find it but I was not successful.
Does anybody remember the website it was on?
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Post by TurbomanKnight » Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:31 pm

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Post by pdennis93 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:05 pm

i dont have the 4th generation kitt dash, but i do have a pretty good rendition of what kitt could look like as an LT1 fbody... the first pic is from their site, the last pic is my real car.... wheels and all

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Post by Lost Knight » Sat Jun 25, 2005 10:14 pm

That's a hot car, pdennis93.

Something bugs me about that customized ADAT 4th generation nose, though. I think the scanner should be a little higher, directly under the hood like the original K.I.T.T. It doesn't look quite right in the middle of the nose like that to me.

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Post by pdennis93 » Sat Jun 25, 2005 11:43 pm

oh and as for the original question in this post...here are the 4th gen dash pics

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Post by KARR 2000 » Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:00 pm

Thanks 4 the pics
I saw that ADAT nose and I immediately started to search for Firebirds in my area.
I fonund one with lots of extras (A/C,.....) but it costed a lot of money.
So there I was daydreaming again......
10x 4 the pics again.
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Post by spyhunter » Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:17 pm

Definitely, that nose is not right! The scanner must be directly under the hood line, and it probably should be a bit bigger than the original KITT's, since the whole 4th Gen car is a bit bigger or bulgier anyway...

The scanner size on this nose looks to be even smaller than the original KITT, that's no good... I can't believe their perception was that far off!

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Post by knightrider2004 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:04 pm

I wonder if there is a way to order that front end and the scanner with it? I would also get the dash and make a customized steering wheel.
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Post by pdennis93 » Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:25 pm

yeah there is but your talking major $

the front nose kit w/ scanner and foglights is $3500 without paint

the dashboard is $6500 with all electronics..

$11000 is kind of steep imho

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Post by Army_F_Body » Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:59 am

I want to wait till the 98-02 get cheap and I'd like to make a 4th gen conversion. Don eventually plans on making that nose (whicth looks awesome, BTW) for late model 4th gens.
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Post by spyhunter » Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:51 am

I hope Don makes it more proportionately acceptable!

Check out this KITT that was recently owned by Cesar Gamino (crashed last year):

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You can see how much better the scanner looks at the hood line even though it should be a bigger scanner to fill out the indentations in the nose. Someone needs to create a larger scanner for this car!

This is the banshee nose by Rob Louisell, only Cesar did a custom job with the scanner.

I think a stock T/A nose with a large scanner would look great too!

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Post by Army_F_Body » Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:27 am

I see nothing wrong with the proprtions. Don's products really complement the applications in which they are designed which is one of the perks of Don's parts.
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Post by spyhunter » Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:22 am

His nose looks great, other than the fact that the scanner belongs at the hood line to be authentic in my opinion, and I'm sure there are more that agree with this, but have yet to comment...

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Post by knightdriver » Thu Jun 30, 2005 10:29 am

I am not usre if you have ever looked under the hood of a 4th Gen
or not but putting a csanner in the same location as a 3rd Gen isn't
that easy. This si why Don moved his forward as well as in my design.
There is a lot interfering with putting one in that spot without a ton of
modifications to the hood latch area.

Also, Don told me that the scanner in the newer car is the same one he
uses in the 3rd Generation kitts. It just looks smaller in the bigger nose.

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Post by spyhunter » Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:11 pm

Oh I see, well that would definitely explain the lower scanner, thanks for the info!

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Post by Lost Knight » Thu Jun 30, 2005 2:25 pm

I understand the logistics behind moving the scanner down, but I still don't think it looks quite right. To me, it kind of looks like it's just floating in the middle of the nose. I think the 4th generation Trans Ams would be better off with an entirely different customized nose like they did in the series.

I'm sure when the '98-'02 custom noses are made that they will look much better. I think the problem lies in Pontiac's design, not Don's. The nose for the '93-'97 Firebirds is too smooth and plain for any type of scanner to look like it would naturally fit there. I think K.I.T.T.'s nose and scanner accomodated the Trans Am beautifully, especially in the 4th season where the sharper lines matched the car most accurately. The '98-'02 Firebirds obviously have more design on them.

The Knight 4000's nose suffered from this same problem, but they rounded out the nose so that the scanner would look more natural.

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Post by knightdriver » Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:23 pm

This is the nose we are currently working on. It may vary a bit from this
picture but the idea is similar. Our scanner is forward a bit, but only like 2
inches. Not quite as far as Don did his. This keeps it close to the hood but
gets us past the problem points of the real car!

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Post by spyhunter » Thu Jun 30, 2005 3:37 pm

It's hard to warm up to the later 4th gen nose, especially the ones with the extra vents, in many ways it is ugly, and with the 2 sets of headlights, it makes it look like a retarded KITT in my opinion. It's only advantage is a cutout for the scanner already there!

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Post by pdennis93 » Wed May 31, 2006 9:06 am

for some reason i dont think the pic of my car loaded

here is my car

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Post by ReddawgKnight » Wed May 31, 2006 2:04 pm

major bump damn...anyways nice car pdennis ;)

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Post by James_kr » Wed May 31, 2006 5:20 pm

wow that KITT dash for season 4 you've made is great although I like KITT's one better because its spread out and you can see it better.
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Post by Squirrel3D » Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:30 pm

Wouldn't it be cool if any of these updated models was used in the upcoming knight rider movie??
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Post by pbryant_knight » Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:44 pm

knightdriver wrote:This is the nose we are currently working on. It may vary a bit from this
picture but the idea is similar. Our scanner is forward a bit, but only like 2
inches. Not quite as far as Don did his. This keeps it close to the hood but
gets us past the problem points of the real car!

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This entire car looks AWESOME as a new KITT and SHOULD be used in the new film. Its a new car, its still black, it still has the essential parts to the dash and still looks updated. NICE!!!!!!!

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Post by Squirrel3D » Mon Jun 19, 2006 9:07 pm

I can't stop thinking about how awsome it is to drive one of these.

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Post by Knight Racer » Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:30 am

knightdriver wrote:This is the nose we are currently working on. It may vary a bit from this
picture but the idea is similar. Our scanner is forward a bit, but only like 2
inches. Not quite as far as Don did his. This keeps it close to the hood but
gets us past the problem points of the real car!

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Hey,MSKEN,weren't these photos supposed to be teasers for your knight rider fan based game?Great photoshop work by the way.

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