How Exactly Do You Build a ‘Jurassic Park’ Jeep?
Being a fan of the Jurassic Park Jeep is one thing. But exactly how does one go about pulling off the look?
Of course, I imagine some here are probably thinking: why in the world would somebody even want to turn a perfectly good Wrangler into a replica of a vehicle from a movie? Well, Leonel Menendez is probably a good person to ask both questions.
More than 20 years after 1993’s Jurassic Park was released, the 33-year-old can be seen cruising the streets of Yellowknife, Canada in his Jeep that’s inspired by the film, according to a report by My Yellow Knife Now. The project started in 2010 when Menenedez first bought the Sahara for $4,000 with hopes of customizing the Jeep.
The Wrangler sat in storage for over a year. But Menenedez eventually found the inspiration to finish the project on a forum dedicated entirely to Jurassic Jeeps, with members spanning from the U.S. to Sweden. The members helped Menenedez narrow down the correct parts and materials for the Jeep.
“I collected the correct paint, it needs to be sand beige, low gloss and radiant fire,” says Menendez. “Inside, it needed specific green carpet, green seats with green satchels, green door panels and it needs to be a five speed.”
Total investment? About $14,000, according to the report. What do you think, was it worth it?
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Via [My Yellow Knife Now]