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Would the original Knight Rider be a Fiero by Austrian Import
Started on: 03-10-2008 11:31 PM
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Last post by: craigsfiero2007 on 03-16-2008 11:00 PM
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Report this Post03-10-2008 11:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportDirect Link to This Post
I've just been thinking...

If the original Knight Rider show was released just a few years later, would K.I.T.T. be a Fiero?

Why was a Pontiac Firebird Trans Am chosen anyways? I'm currently blanking on the background?
I remember that they needed a "cheap" mass produced car, so they can crash and replace them easy, IIRC.

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Report this Post03-10-2008 11:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for DtheCClick Here to Email DtheCSend a Private Message to DtheCDirect Link to This Post
Not enough room for Goodies, no back seat for extra characters, interior shots would be harder to do?
But I like the way you think.

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Report this Post03-11-2008 12:40 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroJimmySend a Private Message to FieroJimmyDirect Link to This Post
Also no back seat for the driver when Michael was not in the car. The stunt driver actually sat behind the passenger seat and looked through that little slot in the seat for the shots where KITT could be seen driving without someone in it.
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Report this Post03-11-2008 02:01 AM Click Here to See the Profile for sostockSend a Private Message to sostockDirect Link to This Post
David Hasselhoff's hair wouldn't fit in a Fiero.

Here's a pic for you KITT fans.

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^^^ What's wrong with the .gif version of this pic?

This images is larger than 153600 bytes. Click to view.
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Report this Post03-11-2008 06:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for whadeduckClick Here to Email whadeduckSend a Private Message to whadeduckDirect Link to This Post
I don't think The Hoff's ego would fit in a Fiero.

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Originally posted by FieroJimmy:

Also no back seat for the driver when Michael was not in the car. The stunt driver actually sat behind the passenger seat and looked through that little slot in the seat for the shots where KITT could be seen driving without someone in it.


In the first episode they were still trying to work out ways for KITT to drive alone. There is one shot where you can see the driver is actually sitting in the driver's seat with a car seat cover over him. Look closely as KITT pulls up to a gas station about 30 minutes into the show.
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Report this Post03-11-2008 12:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for kwagnerClick Here to visit kwagner's HomePageSend a Private Message to kwagnerDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by CenTexIndy:


In the first episode they were still trying to work out ways for KITT to drive alone. There is one shot where you can see the driver is actually sitting in the driver's seat with a car seat cover over him. Look closely as KITT pulls up to a gas station about 30 minutes into the show.


Yup, I noticed this when my brother got season 1 on DVD. My childhood suspension of disbelief was instantly crushed!
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Report this Post03-11-2008 01:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CenTexIndyClick Here to Email CenTexIndySend a Private Message to CenTexIndyDirect Link to This Post
My son and I have watched all of Season 1 on DVD. Fun stuff still. But yeah - some of that magic we had as kids has disappeared.
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Report this Post03-11-2008 03:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Direct Link to This Post
I actually think a rear engined car couldn't do the power slides or be as agile due to weight distribution. Also could you imagine jumping a Fiero...(not that it didn't total the Trans Am alot of the time).
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Report this Post03-11-2008 11:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dcfoxClick Here to Email dcfoxSend a Private Message to dcfoxDirect Link to This Post
I jumped my 84 over train track crossings a few times when I was in High school.
It actually flew pretty good.lol.

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Report this Post03-13-2008 09:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 2.5:

I actually think a rear engined car couldn't do the power slides or be as agile due to weight distribution. Also could you imagine jumping a Fiero...(not that it didn't total the Trans Am alot of the time).


Yea, even when I was a kid, I remember seeing parts where the car jumped and the front was bent on landing. - then there was a hard cut and the car was whole again.
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Report this Post03-14-2008 10:20 AM Click Here to See the Profile for MinnGreenGTClick Here to visit MinnGreenGT's HomePageClick Here to Email MinnGreenGTSend a Private Message to MinnGreenGTDirect Link to This Post
If KITT were a Fiero... it would have probably ended up looking like this!



//www.fiero.nl/forum/A...050410-1-046228.html
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Report this Post03-14-2008 11:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for CooterSend a Private Message to CooterDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by MinnGreenGT:

If KITT were a Fiero... it would have probably ended up looking like this!



//www.fiero.nl/forum/A...050410-1-046228.html


I think that I just threw up a little. WTH is a 'tack' doing on the dash?
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Report this Post03-14-2008 03:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Direct Link to This Post
Arguably? I'd say exactly. Who did that one?
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Report this Post03-16-2008 10:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MinnGreenGTClick Here to visit MinnGreenGT's HomePageClick Here to Email MinnGreenGTSend a Private Message to MinnGreenGTDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 2.5:

Arguably? I'd say exactly. Who did that one?


Click the link... it was built in the late 80's by Tom P (the Prezz... of the Wisconsin Fiero Fanatics). I first saw in '93 or '94 at a FOCOA national show....
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Report this Post03-16-2008 11:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for craigsfiero2007Click Here to Email craigsfiero2007Send a Private Message to craigsfiero2007Direct Link to This Post
That a pretty cool looking dash.
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