This Jeep is a lot of fun to drive stock. It goes down the road without too much drama, and would be great for any kid fresh out of hig school or college looking for a first job and needing a little four-seat vehicle with a working heater. Ours even came with a practically new Bestop soft top and the coveted half-doors. But we are not looking for such a vehicle; we are going to transform this Wrangler in a month to make it ready for the red rocks of Utah. Jeeps are great because they are so well supported in the aftermarket that you can get anything for them and most of it bolts right on. Don’t expect too much custom fabrication in the next installment, as we will try to build this Jeep as capable as possible with mostly off-the-shelf parts. We’re sure some day in the future a Jeep restoration fanatic will cringe at the thought of us modifying a perfectly stock TJ, but that day hasn’t arrived. Next month we tear it apart.