KITT Has All 16 Wheels On The Ground

posted Mar 16, 2015, 6:27 PM by Jonathan Imberi   [ updated Mar 21, 2015, 8:39 AM ]

We decided to take advantage of the super nice weather and get KITT down off the jack stands.

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Sara took this picture to point out all the stuff I have again stored inside KITT. She says KITT is not impressed.

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I started by raising the front end with the jack so I could remove the blocks and rest the front end on just the jack stands.

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I did the same thing in the rear. (Sara's dad and mom came over to supervise.)

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My floor jack does not have a low enough clearance to fit under the k-member or rear differential once the car is lowered to the ground. I had to switch jacking points to the subframe connectors and lower the driver side to the ground first.

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I repeated the process with the passenger side. I plan to buy a new jack with a lower clearance and at least the same jacking height. I found out while changing oil on both the Freestyle and the Fiero that they would benefit from a jack with a lower clearance.

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Before the passenger side was completely lowered to the ground we slid the auto dollies under the wheels.

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The rear driver side tire was low on air, so I filled it back up.

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We slid the auto dollies under the driver side wheels and lowered the car down.

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KITT is back on wheels (all 16 of them)! Four wheels per dollie. ;)

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KITT moves very easily with the auto dollies!

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I was able to push KITT by myself to the other side of the garage.

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Time to sweep up a year's worth of dust and dirt accumulation.

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All clean!

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I moved KITT back and a little closer to the wall this time. As easy as it is to move him now, I will be able to pull him out when I want to work on him.

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