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University of New Orleans Student Transforms Jeep Wrangler Into ‘Jurassic Park’ Jeep

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Michael Adams uses his custom Jurassic Jeep to help out a good cause

Jurassic Park Jeep Wrangler at Dragon Con Atlanta Parade

Here’s hoping it doesn’t get into any T-wrecks!

Having once been the highest-grossing movie of all time, Jurassic Park is easily one of the most famous and influential films ever made. It also gave us one of the most recognizable vehicles in film history: the Jurassic Park Jeep.

With the Jurassic Park staff vehicle bearing such an iconic look, it might be tempting for Jeep Wrangler owners to try and replicate the design. That is precisely what Michael Adams has done.

Adams, an engineering student at the University of New Orleans, transformed his Wrangler into the Jurassic Park Jeep.


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Of course, Adams needed help transforming a 2003 stock Jeep into an authentic movie prop. Therefore, he turned to a local body shop for assistance.

The body shop staff started by painting on the stripes and attaching the iconic decal to the vehicle. Next, they installed additional components like a radio antenna and a light bar to complete the look.

Jurassic Park Jeeps

Possibly the next project for Adams

Now, whenever Adams heads down the road, he tends to turn heads as he passes. Both kids and adults get excited every time they see the Jeep.

“Typically, I don’t notice kids are staring at it until I can hear them screaming at their parents that there’s a Jurassic Park Jeep in the next lane over,” Adams says. “And I’ll get the same reaction out of adults, too.”


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Adams uses the Jeep for more than just showing off. He takes it to different events where he lets bystanders pose for a picture with the Jeep for a small donation of $1.

All proceeds that Adams earns through this endeavor are donated to the Saint Joseph’s Hospice Foundation. So far, he has raised more than $1,500 for the foundation.

You can learn more about Michael Adams and his Jurassic Jeep in the video below.

With his Jeep complete, Adams has considered moving onto another Jurassic Park project, namely replicating the Ford Explorer SUV from the movie. In the meantime, if you happen to see a Jurassic Park Jeep pass you by on the street, just keep in mind that objects in the mirror are closer than they appear.

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News Source: WGNO ABC

  • Danny

    Clarification: The photo is of a 1987-1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ (which is the model used in the movie), the student (whom the article and video are about) uses a 2003 Jeep Wrangler TJ.