View Full Version : What was the Jeep in Twister??

The Hammer
09-08-2010, 10:53 PM
I love the Jeep truck in the movie Twister. Anybody know what it is? I want to build one just like it someday. :D :thumbsup: :fsj:

09-08-2010, 10:55 PM
it was a honcho I believe a 1980 or did it have passenger drop :confused:

09-08-2010, 11:04 PM
You can see the actual Jeep truck from the movie Twister that is currently in a car musuem here ~~~> http://www.remarkablecars.com/main/jeep/1982-jeep-001.html

However, it is noted on a "GOOFS" section about the movie Twister this was noted : "Continuity: At the start of the film Jo's yellow Jeep is a 1981 or later model. But the Jeep that Bill drives into the ditch and hits the bridge with is a 1980 or earlier model. The earlier Jeeps had a swept forward "visor" above the windshield."

So I guess that it depends on what part of the movie you are watching. It may very well be that the truck they crashed was a different year just for that scene or they had to replace it because a previous scene take wrecked the truck too bad and they had to get a double. This info came from ~~~> http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117998/goofs

I just found this tidbit which confirmed my idea that they used more than 1 truck. There were actually three and the one displayed in the first link is also pictured in this one with text confirming three turcks used and the one being the only survivor. ~~~> http://www.starcarstn.com/Twister.html

Here is a link that has a pic taken from down low that shows the front axle and suspension of the Jeep. Its down the page a little more than half way down with a bunch of Jeeps from other movies before and after. ~~~> http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f95/jeeps-movies-tv-series-986318/

09-08-2010, 11:06 PM

I've been to Universal here in Orlando, and at the Twister attraction they have one as part of the show. This says it was an 82, and that they used 3 during the shooting. I did remember that it did not have a brow. I preferred the Gladiator used in the movie Tremors. I've been looking for a thriftside bed for years now. Not much chance of that, though.

09-08-2010, 11:25 PM
I think I heard they used three,
One was trashed, one was on ebay awhile back (6 years ??) ago.
One ??

09-08-2010, 11:28 PM
Answers/clarification to both of your posts I edited above. :thumbsup:

09-09-2010, 11:29 AM
I love the Jeep truck in the movie Twister. Anybody know what it is? I want to build one just like it someday. :D :thumbsup: :fsj:

Just get your run of the mill shortbed J-10, put 3-4" lift, 33's, paint it yellow and use the blue Honcho graphics from '79-80 and you're all set. Brow or not is up to you. Technically either one is ok but the browed year is the featured version.

Janie has a pic of one just waiting to be restored......:rolleyes:


09-09-2010, 12:25 PM
Gave me my first look at fsj's. Even at a young age I knew I wanted one when I was older. Long live the Twister J10.

09-09-2010, 01:14 PM
I may be wrong, but if you watch close I am pretty sure the truck that hit the bridge is not the 1 that got pulled back a sucked up by the twister, watch the impact, looks like so decent front end damage that is not evident when they get out and run in front of it........or maybe I just get shocked when I see such a beautiful J-Truck get crunched, I almost had to walk out of the theater {tear}

men in black
09-09-2010, 04:07 PM

09-09-2010, 04:58 PM
MIB ... Nice find :thumbsup:

So the article states it's offically an '84 browed Honcho. Mystery solved. :cool:

Chris P.
09-09-2010, 07:13 PM
Did the stickers actually say Honcho? I didn't think they did.

So the article states it's offically an '84 browed Honcho. Mystery solved. :cool:
No brow on an '84.

09-09-2010, 07:22 PM
I saw the one at Gatlinburg, Tn. 3 or 4 years ago. It had no brow.

The Hammer
09-09-2010, 07:38 PM
Sweet!!!!!! Thanks guys.:thumbsup: :fsj: