Hey guys, I've been interested in the JP jeep since I first saw the original Jurassic Park. I'm now wanting to put my plan in obtaining this jeep into motion. Currently I'm saving up the money to do so, but, since I don't have a high paying job like I would like this slows down my plans by a lot. I hope to have this thing finished by the time Jurassic World comes out next year. However, again with the money issue only time will tell. As of right now I'm currently getting all of the information I need to do this. I've seen a few guys online who have done the same thing. Boomerjinks, and a few other guys I've talked to on the RPF.
I do have a family friend who owns his own car lot so I'm hoping he'll be able to find me a good Jeep. I have plenty of time to do this so I can be picky on the Jeep I want. I'm going to try and get a Jeep that has no rust on it. Obviously it'll be more expensive but as my knowledge on cars is laughable I would rather pay for a no rust Jeep now than having to pay someone to fix it up for me. I'm also wondering how much work Jeeps are going to need. On Boomerjinks' Jeep he didn't really say if there was anything wrong with the Jeep that he bought. So I have no idea if there was any extra expenses. His Jeep was bought for 4 grand on ebay. Now if there wasn't very much wrong with it that would be a good deal. Now I know that something that old is going to need some work done on it.
As for the paint job I'd like to get it done professionally. I don't want to be the guy who has a crappy paint job on the car. Plus I don't have the equipment nor the facilities to work on a vehicle paint job. I'm heading to a guy in town this week who does paint jobs and get an estimate. I'm thinking the paint job will be about 2 or 3 grand. Then onto the other stuff such as the winch, fog lights, and anything else that needs to be changed from the Wrangler to make it more authentic.
I've also had people tell me that Jeeps are way too easy to flip. I'd be using this Jeep as my everyday vehicle but to my understanding it's just like any other SUV but in the case that it's just unbearable to drive around in I could always lower the vehicle about 2".
Anybody who could help me out with information (the more the better) I'm just trying to get as much info as possible before I start this venture. I've talked to my family about it they think the idea is stupid. However, my friends have been more supportive of it. This has been on my mind since last year. Now I'm just trying to kick myself into gear to get this whole thing going. Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks!