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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.

Wheel options & restoration

You’re building your KITT replica and you’re looking to get the correct, screen accurate wheels? Or maybe you’re open for something not completely screen accurate but similar?

Worry no more, episode 16 of my KITT Trans Am restoration covers all of that and a lot more. I’ll even show you how I restored my rims. This episode is jam packed with wheel information with the respective sources. Watch it now! ๐Ÿ™‚

Knight Rider – Escape isolation

In this time of global Corona / Covid-19 pandemic, many people are asked to stay at home. You might be busy, you might be scared, you might also be a little bit bored and if you are a car person, just waiting for the day you can enjoy your freedom again and take your car out for a drive and to your next car meeting.

Therefore I’ve made this little montage of some footage we’ve taken over the past year of KITT driving around. For everyone who has to stay at home and misses the freedom of just going for a drive. Hang in there and stay safe everybody!

KITT Trans Am – Steering upgrades

What might look like some tiny improvements, actually make a huge difference. The roughly 200 km I got to drive my Firebird before I took it apart were a bit scary, meaning that the steering felt like it wasn’t really connected to the wheels. And the wheels didn’t feel like they were properly touching the road…

Anyhow, it wasn’t until April 2019 that I actually got to take my Firebird on the road again, that had now been transformed into KITT. The difference was like day and night. Sure, I had installed brand new tires (Dunlop Bluresponse Sport), but I had also improved the steering, most importantly I installed a Wonderbar and changed the rag joint steering coupler. No I did not install an Astra van steering shaft. Here’s how and why not:

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