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Staffordshire Knight
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Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:51 am
Hi all im new to this forum but not new to the american car scene. Stu aka kitt on here recommended me to the site. After owning loads of yank cars and trucks over the last 10 years owning a KITT replica has always been a dream for me. I finally went an bought a 1982 Trans am about a month ago now and im hoping to get it turned into a KITT replica in what spare time I get.
My first job will be to get the exterior fully dipped black so my first question to you guys is where would you recommend me getting the front nose and scanner from? My model already has the correct rear spoiler, bulged hood, wing vents etc. The wheels were refurbed by the previous keeper to make look like the turbocasts but in time I want to replace these with original turbocasts and bowling ball caps. I have added a few pics of how it currently looks, the pics actually look black but the car is currently a deep purple.
My other question was regarding the front scanner, whats the best one to get, led or halogen? Im wanting to prob leave the scanner on at shows so dont want to drain the battery so im guessing led is best but I also want a good bright light which i know the halogens are good in that way.
Any help is much appreciated.

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Staffordshire Knight
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Tue Dec 14, 2010 11:54 am
Once I have the exterior looking right and complete then I will work on the interior. My main quest for now is to find a parts supplier for the replica bits that I can trust who has the best fitting parts etc.
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Newcastle knight
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:02 pm
Hi mate, decent looking starter car there Smile i can recommend KIRAD for your conversion parts, there were lots on display at KnightCon and everything is great quality and fits lovely, ive got his season 3/4 switchpods and hopefully soon, the season 3/4 lower console.

Scanner wise, halogen scanners look the best, but like you, i like to leave mine on all the time, so i opted for and LED scanner, its a newer type one and its got a proper trail effect too, so the differences between it and a halogen one or so small anyway.
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Staffordshire Knight
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:33 pm
I have been on Kirads site but dont see any prices for the scanners or any details on them. Can you advise how much the scanners and season 4 nose cones are roughly?
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hoffman95
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:27 pm
Welcome to the forums! Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:11 pm
Hi,

Welcome to the forum and the wonderful world of owning and building a KITT replica.

I do not offer scanners at this present moment unfortunately.

But the Season 4 nose is £375.00 out of the mould.

I am also offering a 10% discount on all GRP parts at the moment until the end of January.

Pm me for any details or questions.

Again welcome.

Rik
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:41 pm
Hi, and welcome.

I currently have Kirads Nose, and Switch Pods as well as the upper Console and will be having his 3/4 Dash and Lower consoles.

Personally I went for the Halogen scanner, developed by myself and hopefully offering to the community soon, this is a very feature rich unit and allows for different scanner bars, LED, Halogen etc.

This is still in development and will be offered when complete.

Good Luck

Mike
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Staffordshire Knight
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:08 am
Thanks for all the welcomes and answers. Where is the best place to look for some turbo casts?
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Knight_Watchman
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:26 pm
I see you bought Rob's car. I saw it a couple of times during 2007. He had plans to get it converted to KITT but I guess that went out the window. I suspect his anti-GM girlfriend talked him back around to the Ford way. Very Happy

As I remember it ran quite well and the wheels look quite a good substitute for turbocasts. Good luck with the project.

PS - Getting the horrid Escort seats out of it would be my first job Very Happy
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stepheneire25
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:58 pm
Welcome to the forum man! the car looks great, the colour is metallic maroon right? the same as mine! I got mine 2 weeks ago, (video on my page) have to begin my KITT conversion soon!!
Stephen
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Staffordshire Knight
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:05 pm
Hi Stephen, thanks for your post. Mine is actually a plum purple, but it is currently in the paint shop undergoing a full colour change to black Smile I have just ordered the front nose and scanner which will be with me in about a month so hopefully by the end of February the cars exterior should be looking like kitt Smile Where abouts are you from?
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stepheneire25
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:59 pm
I'm from Ireland, I just had the car imported from the states Smile
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Tue Jan 11, 2011 7:18 pm
Welcome to the forum. Smile

Really nice starter car you have there with a lot of the correct parts. You could easily adapt the bowling ball caps to fit those wheels and make them look close enough that only an expert would tell them apart. Turbocasts are rare and costly.

Peter

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stepheneire25
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:12 am
Did you get your car back from the paint shop yet? How's she looking? Smile
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Staffordshire Knight
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:41 pm
stepheneire25 wrote:Did you get your car back from the paint shop yet? How's she looking? Smile

Hi again. Its going in tomorrow so hopefully i will have the front nose from kirad by next week and i can get it all sorted. I have 2 mint condition doors which are rot and rust free to fit and I also managed to find some genuine 14 " turbo cast wheels with original centre caps to finish it off so all good there Smile I would just like to thank Rik from kirad for all his help on sorting the nose and blackout panel for me and for all his advice on project kitt. I will get some pics up on the progress next week.
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:31 am
Glad to see you found the forum Ryan Smile

Car looks a nice base for kitt.
Your in the best place for help with parts and such like Smile

Stu
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Staffordshire Knight
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Re: Hi all im new to this forum and have a few qts

on Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:42 am
Hi Stu hope your ok. Yeah the people on here are great so far. Thanks too for your advice.
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