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1985 Pontiac TransAM - Rebuild / Reimagining of K.I.T.T
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LX_SS



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That plasti dip actually looks quite good on the plastic panels, even when you zoom in on the pic.

How is it up close ?? Durability of it ??
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the greatest thing ever invented if you ask me.

I used it on every interior panel I had. Sticks to everything, you just put a light coat on first to latch on, think of a spiderweb over the part, and then once that's dry you can put it on as thick as you want.
The only downside is the cost at $28 a can.

I went light on panels that won't get any attention, and thicker on the ones that will come in contact with people and things.

The best thing is it moulds perfectly to the part/panel, so you still get the plastic OEM panel look/feel.

All the parts I did now look like they're brand new.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

would def be keen on seeing some other panels when you get the chance.

sounds like it works well compared to the plastic dye stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I'll take some more pics of them this afternoon for you. The plastic dye just seems to run, any plastic primer and painting doesn't have the flexibility and just cracks, but this stuff is great.

Also looks like my car just went up in value LOL

New movie project in the works for Knight Rider with Hasselhoff and the original K.I.T.T. transAM Smile
Knight Rider Heroes
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great project, post more pics.

How did the extractors fit in the car?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still waiting to drop the motor in, so I'll take pics once/if it fits:)




Hopefully before new year it'll be in and can kick the motor over.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All those plastic parts on photobucket in plasti-dip ?? Any prep work ?
They look a lot better than i thought they would turn up.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick wipe with wax and grease remover, no sanding, no nothing, just straight on.
I just make sure I spray across onto the back to keep any edges from being exposed.

I attached them properly below.








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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the center console as well.
Before:


After:


Also dyed the carpet and installed the rear seats



And installed the roof and put some cheapy seat covers on till I finish the dash, will probably get some fitted covers made and possibly replace the carpet at a later date.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been a while.

Little bit of an update:

Dash installed and mounted:



Painted last coat:



Buffed and polished:

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Jim



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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, getting there and looking good.
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice and tidy...Well done
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evilstuie



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got it towed to the exhaust shop


Ben at Northside Custome Exhausts was fantastic, and manged to get it all sorted up close to the floor and with great clearance.







Now it's dyno time...
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work !
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jim wrote:
Nice work !

what he said Smile

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