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Final upgrades – Part 2

In this episode Iโ€™m going through the transmission oil & filter change, the differential oil change, as well as the replacement of the track arm and rear control arm bushings.

Final upgrades – Part 1

Welcome to a two-video series of the final upgrades to my KITT Trans Am. Thatโ€™s right, Iโ€™ve decided to put all the remaining service, repair and upgrades into two videos. In this video Iโ€™m gonna go through the valve cover gasket replacement and the painting of the covers, changing the O2-sensor, the power steering fluid, the radiator hoses & thermostat and the accessory belt.

PMD seats & tan interior

In this episode I’m showing you how turned the factory grey interior of my KITT Trans Am into the now beautiful tan interior. Please note that this is one of several different options you can choose and that ultimately the method is up to each individual’s taste and budget.

DRL & fog lamps installation

In this episode I’m showing you why I didn’t go with screen accurate front lights and how I installed the DRL and fog lamps. Ever since I’ve posted videos showing the complete front end with the lighting setup, various people have been commenting and asking why I did it the way I did and not build a more screen accurate version. Wanna know why? Watch the video! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sound system

In this video I’m going through the installation of my new radio, the inside, as well as engine bay speakers and how I connected the radio with the scanner control box together using a sound mixer. In short, the sound system. Check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bodywork & paint

In this video I’m going through the body and paintwork that went into my KITT Trans Am. It’s not one of my typical how to videos, but more like the story of how everything came together, what to pay attention to and what to look for when searching the right body and paintshop. I’m also giving you some tips regarding the installation of new T-Top seals.

Converting Firebird taillights to Trans Am

When it comes to converting the rearend of your Firebird to KITT, one of the crucial elements are the taillights. KITT being an 1982 Firebird Trans Am had very specific taillights (covered with a black plexiglas) that from the factory only came on 1982 – 1984 Trans Ams. The subsequent ’85 to ’90 Trans Am had different taillights, but kept the same light chamber partition, thus the wiring for KITT also fits the latter taillight clusters.

Long story short, over the ten years of production, there were several types of taillights and in this following video I’m showing you the different options you have when converting the wiring harness from the standard Firebird taillights from 1985 – 1990 to the Trans Am style from 1982 – 1990. Check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

KITT’s Scanner

The undoubtedly most iconic piece of Knight Rider and maybe even of the 80s is KITT’s wooshing scanner. If there is one thing that cannot miss and must be done right in any KITT replica, it is the scanner. It would definitely be cool if the so called scanner could actually scan its environment, just like KITT did on the show, but unfortunately it’s just a light bar with a trailing effect.

In the following video I’m showing you what type of scanner I’ve chosen for my KITT and how I installed it. Furthermore, I’m giving you an overview of what the current option are and what you should consider before you pick one. Enjoy the video!

KITT Trans Am – New brakes

We’re moving forward with the restoration of my KITT Trans Am, or should I say with the video documentation. This time I’m tackling the braking system; rear drum brakes, front disc brakes – all stock, all new. This might be of interest for you, even if you don’t have a thirdgen Firebird or Camaro, as the principles are pretty much the same for all drum and disc brakes.

It’s all the more relevant for you if you are building a full Knight Rider KITT replica with the respective dashboard and lower console. Why? Find out in the video. ๐Ÿ™‚

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