Hey, thanks! It's not a project for the faint of heart or for someone who wants it done in a year unless you are loaded.lol It's also not a car for anyone who doesn't like attention. You will be lucky to make it 2 miles from your house without being flagged down, stopped at gas stations, talked to at stop lights, etc... Although, if you think KITT is an attention getter, a friend of mine has a General Lee and he hardly ever drives it because he can't get anywhere. At least KITT kind of blends in and some don't recognize it immediately, but you can't hide in a General Lee very well.
I've been building this car off and on since 2006, yea, 8 years. Before that, I had a different one not as nice from 2002-2005. The amount of money I have tied up in this one could restore 3 Caprices with completely rusted out floor pans.lol It's a very fun project though. Most of the stuff to build this car is all hand made by a few and there is a waiting list for lots of it. I've seen people spend 10 years building them and still not done. Plus, the accuracy of the parts are always getting better so you sometimes sell what you have and upgrade to the latest. I replaced the entire dash a couple of years ago for a more accurate one. It still shows nicely even unfinished and I keep adding things here and there.
I always make someone's day when I'm out in this car. It's always surprising to me how happy it makes people to see KITT because many would never dream of seeing a car like that except on TV. It's a blast to own and drive that's for sure. When I get some time, I'll post some overall pics of the car in this thread.