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    Sweet Seventy9
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    KITT Car Build

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:37 pm

    Tonight on Discovery:  Fast & Loud KITT car build, part one.

    9:00 pm eastern time.

    I bet Solo's gonna be watching!


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    Re: KITT Car Build

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:14 pm

    Hahaha i bet he is! I like fast and loud, its a good show, but i missed it tonight Sad


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    Re: KITT Car Build

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:30 pm

    it was pretty good tonight. it was actually a 2 hour episode showing the build from start to finish. i'll wait to talk about it so i dont spoil it for those that want to see the rerun. Smile


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    Re: KITT Car Build

    Post  solo79 on Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:17 pm

    Why yes, I did watch it. I wasn't too impressed, but knowing what I know, my opinion would be far different from someone who has never built or even been around KITT cars before. To the general public, it was probably a cool build, but to those of us in the know, it had us laughing and reeling at the same time. The tail light black out install was the funniest thing in the whole show. I had tears in my eyes watching them spend a day and a half on what should have taken an hour tops.lol That's the easiest install on these cars and here's a hint: You KEEP the factory tail lights and only remove the outer tint shell covers.lol The seats were just plain awful and full of wrinkles for $1,500.00. They did manage to get William Daniels (the true KITT voice) to do some voicing though and that was cool.

    Obviously, GMG found out you cannot build one of these cars in a couple of weeks which is why they bought one already pretty much done and only ended up doing a few things to it. It was a fun, quirky episode to watch and it was nice to see KITT on TV again. I think it will re-air this Sunday for those that missed it.


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    Re: KITT Car Build

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:07 am

    Oh man, those seats were awful! Sue must have been hitting the bottle that day, lol. It brought back some memories though! I had a pair of those seats in my very 1st Impala.

    I never knew the KITT car had an extended nose on it like that. LOL, it shows how much I know about TA's.


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    Re: KITT Car Build

    Post  solo79 on Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:09 pm

    Well, as for the "extended" nose, that car sports a bumper from the 90s.  It's very old, outdated and inaccurate to the show.  Back then though, that's all there was.  Things have have come a long way since then.  That bumper is HUGE, way too tall and sticks out way too far.  Also, the scanner opening is too tall.

    Here is a pic of the GMG KITT front:



    Here is a pic of my KITT front:



    Can you spot the differences other than the number of fog lights?  The fog lights changed from show to show and season to season.  Sometimes there were 6, sometimes 4 and sometimes none.  I prefer 4. When I have the pop up lights on and all 4 fog lights, it's like daylight in front of me.


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    Re: KITT Car Build

    Post  Sweet Seventy9 on Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:25 am

    The opening where the driving lights are looks much larger on the GMG car.


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