WS6AIR Replica

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Re: WS6AIR Replica

Postby DaRKSLaiN » Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:56 pm

Sorry for the words, Marc, but...

FUCKING PERFECT. Amazing! :o

It's one of the best early seasons i've ever seen.

Ws6air wrote:Did first show.... Although not done yet, I owe it to my painter who painted/buffed it.... mirror!!! Thanks Scott Winfield!!!! I might have done bodywork , but he laid it down!!! My upper console, carpet and dash were in , and outside totally, TOTALLY finished . Easy stuff now!!!

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Re: WS6AIR Replica

Postby ripperace » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:28 pm

One of the best! You really should market the trim panels you made for around the scanner and the taillights. I think those are areas that need what you produced after the KR pieces are added. Small details bro. Always said it!

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Re: WS6AIR Replica

Postby Ws6air » Sun Jan 04, 2015 6:44 pm

Little crazy, I know.... but wifey says finish something, I have to do that.... NO more fabbing from this guy, I can tell you that!!! Just little lights here and there and I'll be done... Then on to hopefully getting interior back. Can't wait!!!! It's been awhile since I posted anything , been super busy with interior stuff, and engine stuff... this should start things off though..... It's been since August , so.... few pics coming for sure.... Engine bay just needed to be finalized and also aligned with newer carb and intake setup. Different than wifes car/ one thing changes, boom... anyway... Got this done, now just for the gizmos

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Re: WS6AIR Replica

Postby Ws6air » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:40 pm

I want to start out by thanking Billy G, Joe Huth, and Richie Cunningham, for making me do this crazy part.... To make a long story short.... My wife also has an 82 as most of you know, a very mint interior because of low mileage, one, the other is that it had an aftermarket notchback, but..... the notchback really saved the interior from fading and I have wanted it for KITT since we purchased car, but wifey said heck no, find your own carpets for plastics.... hmmm.... So , me and Richie looked and looked and looked. There are some very close matches , but I still liked the look of factory. So , I said, let's just do plastics as is, no carpet... so I did that.

I used SEM plastic dye, I mixed and mixed this to where it was exactly the correct shade, took forever, but I ended up with a Gallon ( which in the end , I'll be glad I did) Here it was after a long time of sanding plastics and wow, alot of loving....

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You know, after I looked at it, I really liked the plastic look and still do.... I'm definately 50/50 on the whole plastic vs carpet on plastics. I like both, but my heart still went to carpet as I knew that is what KITT had.... So , I finished all of the plastics, and put them all in the car..,..

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Re: WS6AIR Replica

Postby Ws6air » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:45 pm

I even got excited and built a compartment for battery.... was fun.....

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Okay, now for the kicker.... I got all the plastics redone, took forever!!!! , and wifey comes down and looks at it and goes, WOW!! I likey, could you do this to mine???? I said " WHAT!!!!!!?????" "REALLY???" She said , yes , as long as mine turn out like these, I said sure.... but , in my mind , I was going, UGH, cause if I chose to do this, it was going to be a NIGHTMARE!!!! That means this , in order:

1. Uninstall her interior , seats, console, etc
2. Take my console out, electrics, etc, to get carpet changed out
3. Take my carpet out , and put in hers,
4. Take her carpet out , and put in KITT

Now.... what do ya do...???? I said, hmm.... at least let me see what it would look like with carpets on panels

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I said, WOW.... This would mean I had to take all my stuff out.... well, I DID!!!! and this is what it looked like!!!! OUCH!!!!

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This SUCKED!!!! Then I had to get all of her's out also.... .YIKES!!!! I was already dreading this , but man, was it ALOT of work!!!!!

After switching out carpets , I started to reinstall my stuff.... UGH, but, good thing is this, stuff I kinda did in a hurry , I did the correct way this time, and it's even better than it was, so.... Here's the carpet in.....

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Re: WS6AIR Replica

Postby Ws6air » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:47 pm

UGH right?????? Well, good news was this...... I found a whole other set of plastics at a yard that were in perfect shape, and they only wanted 35.00 dollars... I said, say again.... yes, 35.00 dollars... so I said, of course.... I have a perfect home for these. Wife's plastics were in decent shape, but peeling the carpets off , and all that crap, I just used these...... Now.... bad news.... BAD NEWS is this.... you have to repeat the dying on all the plastics again.... WHAT!!!!!!?????? SHIT!!!!!! Another week of work gone.... but, she is letting me use those carpets... so I got her NEW carpet in from my Knight Rider and got her new plastics in...man... Who's getting the deal here?

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Now.... time to put all these carpet pieces on my plastics.... wow, this stuff takes sooOOO much time... so does writing this, for the 2 people that might actually read it, felt like I am running a plastic dye shop or Knight Rider shop..... GEEZ

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Got new sill plates in also.... Now I'm getting somewhere!!!!

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Trying to syke buddies out... did a couple of them.... this was fun!!!

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Okay.... After my first show I did back in August.... I did NOT like the headliner job , so I ordered an ABS one. I know, 1st season guys have problems, as I probably will too, but you don't know until you try it yourself sometimes. Ordered and trimmed it up too

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Now, was the time I have to give a big shout out to Richie Cunningham... This guy out of the blue helps me find correct materials and the closest materials available for these cars. We worked together for probably about 2 months before I finally ordered my headliner material. I ordered what Richie had which was pretty close if not dead on to original, well, guess what, they sent me some .... MIAMI CORP sent me the wrong stuff, as they said that it was the correct color, I said, nope, not even close, they said, " have you looked at our new cards" AWW come on!!!! DAMNIT!!!! Oh well... So I ordered what I thought was close, it was , but when I got it, it was too red, so I went through a company called Sunbrite and man, there's was close!!! sorry for the bad pic comparisons.... I'm also not trying to go for original, I want mine to match more to the plastics... anyway, this far right, and I'm not picky about the headliner material... Hah !!!!

Richie's material is on left, mine on right... not bad ....

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The real trick is direct light, what it will actually look like!!!! Mine is top

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Re: WS6AIR Replica

Postby Ws6air » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:49 pm

Man !!!! So I ordered I think Desert Tan from Sunbrite, liked it alot and sometimes , you just have to be happy with what you do . now..... Since me and Richie became friends, I wanted to try to find a 5 web correct color seatbelt material.... yes, after taking a week off of work, and getting over a dozen if not 20 samples, I found a 5 web that is pretty dag on close.....

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Ordered that big ol' roll, have plenty now.... also found these on good ol ebay....

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Okay... now, I went and took my headliner , side panel materials ( parella, vinyl, L bracket, carpet) , speaker grilles, and took them to the upholstery company..... still waiting as of 1-4-15.... so, I said, well, might as well finish up the ol' engine bay.... While at the last show , Nick had some cool looking Knight head emblems for jackets/hats, etc... so.... I had an idea about what to use that for..... My scanner / turn signal cover, where the two meet , as there is a seam, so I made a couple of versions, and picked this one....

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Well, after makin that.... I started that weird engine cover again.... That's all I've done in the last 4 months.... Now OFFICIALLY waiting for interior products...... That's my update for today

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Re: WS6AIR Replica

Postby scatpack » Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:10 pm

that is a beautiful replica! I hope to see it in Atlanta this year.

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Re: WS6AIR Replica

Postby kitt23 » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:10 pm

Thanks so much for the compliments. It was truely a pleasure helping but still upset they got rid of my headliner color ughh. To be able to contribute to the best replica there is is a honor. Its better then the actual kitt in my opinion. I appreciate the kind words and I am more then willing to help anyone. And yes it did take months sadly but it was worth it in the end I believe. I am glad we became good friends. I cant wait to see the seats done in the correct fabric its going to look stunning.
R.I.P Dad 12/8/09

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Re: WS6AIR Replica

Postby Pac-Man » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:29 pm

Love the updates! As always Marc, great job!
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