I wasn't sure how stout the 16 ga steel would be, but I was impressed with the quality of the construction when I opened the box. For someone who is about average in the way of being handy around jeeps and other DIY projects, this one was pretty easy. Took me about 2 hours but I wasn't in a rush. Would have been faster but I had to stop and call Tuffy about a question in getting the lid mounted correctly. This is great for throwing your wallet, phone, stereo detachable face, etc. The product keep the stock look intact and is cheaper than the full blown tuffy console, just make sure your model and year TJ will work. Upon installation the hinge wasn't letting the lid travel fully to open and I called Tuffy. I was given lots of help or at least some friendly moral support! Turns out that despite tons of these being sold and successfully installed by jeep owners, some fluke in my console was the odd ball one keeping the thing from fitting just right. A dremel cutting wheel and two quick notches to the stock plastic tub and I was good to go. I love my jeep...and now its even better!