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Friday, November 14, 2014

That funny little tab...

Around the middle of the second season, keen eyed viewers could notice an odd little tab stuck underneath both of KITT's doors:


This tab would appear on K.I.T.T. throughout the rest of the season. Do you know why?

This was a welded on mount, added to the car for one specific reason - as a way for the crew to mount K.I.T.T.'s sidepipes for the second season episode "Custom K.I.T.T.":


In fact, to this very day, these tabs can be seen on one of the remaining screen used K.I.T.T. cars. Here's a close-up of it:

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Hoff Nose - A Deeper Look

On April 11, 2014, the Knight Rider Historians brought home a huge piece of Knight Rider's history - the "Hoff Nose":


This display was built when the series ended in 1986 by the show's producers, who gave it to David as a gift. It features a season 2/3 fiberglass nose, with an original, relay based scanner and fog lights. The nose and scanner are screen used and were pulled from one of the film cars. The fog lights were purchased specifically for this display, as far as we can tell.


And now, for some pictures. First up, a close up of the fog lights used here. They are all plastic and actually use a standard automotive bulb for light. They are riveted to the bumper itself:


 A close-up of the original scanner bar. Since the nose is v-shaped, the producers painted a strip of wood black to lay over the top of the nose to give it a more finished look:



A nice profile shot of the nose: