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1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ - Project Teal-J, Part 1

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Craig Perronne
| Brand Manager, Dirt Sports & Off Road
Posted July 15, 2004

Interior Security: New top, new doors, and plenty of lockable storage

Project Teal-J II, Intro
Project Teal-J II, Part 1
Project Teal-J II, Part 2
Project Teal-J II, Part 3
Project Teal-J II, Part 4
Project Teal-J II, Part 5
Project Teal-J II, Part 6
Project Teal-J II, Part 7
Project Teal-J II, Part 8
Project Teal-J II, Part 9
Project Teal-J II, Part 10
Project Teal-J II, Part 11
Project Teal-J II, Part 12
Project Teal-J II, Part 13
Project Teal-J II, Part 14

In our first installment of the rebirth of Project Teal-J we decided to tackle the interior. This was because the inside of our Jeep was in desperate need of attention. Our poor TJ sat outside for two years without any top on it, completely exposed. The elements had really taken their toll. Basically, a full interior makeover was needed to get our Jeep back into shape.

At the same time we upgraded our Jeep's interior, we also wanted to concentrate on making it more functional and comfortable. For functionality, our Jeep needed to have plenty of lockable interior storage. The interiors of Jeeps are vulnerable to theft because the durned things are easy to get into, so we needed storage that was tough and lockable. For this we turned to Tuffy Products, which offers a wide variety of tough storage boxes made out of steel.

We knew we had to get a set of new seats in the Teal-J because the factory ones were thrashed. Also, we wanted to replace the Teal-J's stock hardtop with a soft top. This would allow us to not have to worry about damage to the windows or the fiberglass top while on tough trails. Plus, a Jeep is a Jeep, and should have a top that allows us to enjoy the great outdoors. So we turned to Bestop, which supplied us with a pair of new seats and a nice new top. Follow along as we transform the interior of our TJ, improving on both comfort and function. And stay tuned for more of Project Teal-J.

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Sources

Performance Products
800-578-8132
Tuffy Security Products
970-564-1762
www.tuffyproducts.com
Bestop Inc.
www.bestoputv.com
Line-X Co.
Santa Ana, CA 92707
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