Thought I would share some pictures of my newly finished Knight Rider
KITT replica. Just got it assembled this weekend after months of working
on the interior components. This a very close and accurate representation
of the car used in the first season of Knight Rider. I chose to replicate a
bit later in the seaosn when the car got it's new voice box. I wasn't a
fan of the blinking box they used early on.
The dash is a restored original (Yes, others have claimed this), but this
one IS in fact an orignal. It features the fiberglass dash, bonded to the
stock dash pad as the series car had.
All the buttons are the same exact ones as used in the series as well. The
ones that could not be located were replicated via computer and then
rapid prototyped into a new part that ould be molded. The function pods
which contain the Turbo Boost, Auto Roof and so on are all prototyped
The electronics are near exact copies also using the original LEDs found
in the series cars. Although, these are fully functional gauges and will
read all of your normal cars functions as well as a few added extras. The
electronics were made by one of the specialty vendors in the hobby.
The overlays for the electronics were made by myself. Designed in
coreldraw12 and etched and cut via a laser cutting system we have
at work. The restoration of the fiberglass dash as well as all of the
other fiberglass consoles were created by both myself and a fellow
friend and vendor of these parts.
Anways, Onto some pictures. I'll try and get more taken as it gets
darker outside. These were taken after one of the shows I attended
yesterday. KITTs first appearence out in over 2 years brought in
second place at the show.