I know what you mean about "new" projects. Me and my daughter went to look at this Cherokee last night, it looks much better than the photo which appears to be a rattle can black paint job. Turns out, it was forest green and almost no dents at all. 258/727/208 with factory AC. After talking to the owner who bought it in Houston in 2004, I realized I looked at the same Cherokee when it was in a storage lot sometime between 2002-2003
I don't need to start a project now but I would definitely buy a narrow track Cherokee for the future. Unfortunately, the muffler was disconnected, none of the windows would work, the drivers side floorboard was rusted through, it had rust in some bad places like below the windshield, had a sunroof that means the entire floorboard is probably rusted and the interior was awful.
Then I saw this and completely forgot about the Cherokee...grain trucks are CHEAP up near our farm