KITT's Tow Bar & An Update

posted Apr 20, 2016, 6:54 PM by Jonathan Imberi   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 6:03 AM ]

Today I found out that Billy of Knight Designs is changing the way he will be selling his products and is discontinuing everything except his fiberglass parts. Here is the update in his own words:


PLEASE READ ALL.....twice. lol
Hey guys I hope everyone is well.
I have some announcements to make. Please share this with friends so everyone can be informed of the changes.
I am wrapping up the last of all my paid orders. After those are complete I am shifting the way I sell parts. From that point on I will no longer be taking orders. I will simply build parts and put them up for sale auction style right here on facebook.
This means there will be no long wait times for those who have the funds. So here is the example, I build a pilot bumper, I post pics or vids of it here, I say the start price is 1250, I let it run for a posted time, when the time is up the best offer gets the bumper.
This eliminates the long list, the long waits, and most of all the stress of a long list and long wait. Granted all my guys are good customers, and are very respectful. However I stress myself out because I don't like making people wait. It is what it is though, because it is only me building the parts. If I sub it out, it just won't be the same, the quality would suffer and I just can't have that.
ALSO
I am scaling back the options. I am running one last set of towbars and blackouts. After that, once ALL my stock is gone for fab, and miscellaneous parts (overlays, plastics,switches, etc) I will only be offering fiberglass parts. Many but not all of the things that I was the first to bring to the hobby can now be found in other places so not much use in me buying tons of stock to sell here and there. I have knight rider stuff coming out of every nook and cranny and I am a bit tired of it.
So to rehash I am gearing up to run one last set of blackouts and towbars. I will make a separate thread request so I know how many to build.
Thanks guys, if you have any questions please ask.


I have to have a tow bar if KITT is to look authentic, so I added my name to the list tonight. Here is what the the tow bar looks like.


The tow bar was used in the series to pull KITT while they were filming, but was often left on the car so it can be seen in almost every scene. I wanted the tow bar for authenticity, but also because I have heard stories about how the tow bar has literally saved the front bumper from damage due to steep approaches or bottoming out.

Now for an update on what I have been doing since my last post...

I have been using any free time that I have had to work on finishing up some items on KARR. Since KARR is my daily driver, and as Sara likes to call it "my other project car", there are just some things that have been driving me nuts and I decided that I do not want to put them off any longer. I will shoot a video of everything I have done when I am finished with him. 

Thanks for your patience and thank you for following the project. Your support and interest if very much appreciated.