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MoonyJohn's "Project Blue Moon" 2000 WJ

Alright guys, I picked up a new Jeep yesterday and got around to take pictures today. I figured I should start a new build thread. It is a 2000 Limited WJ with 203k miles, but it purrs like a kitten. Recently it has had the radiator, fuel filter, oil filter, air filter, brakes and tires replaced. Its almost a new jeep, minus some dirt from not being washed on the underside. Oh, I forgot to mention I got it for 3300

Alright, heres the list of whats on it now but in an index..

Page 1 - Introduction, planning
Page 9 - CB Install, Alpine Radio and Sub Install
Page 19 - U joint Driveshaft, Solid D30 cover
Page 23 - Destriping steel wheels, BFG test fitting
Page 27 - Custom Sliders, Laredo headlights
Page 32 - Browns Camp first wheeling trip
Page 35 - IRO 5.5" LA install, Bilsteins
Page 40 - U joint DS install
Page 44 - Browns Camp 7/17/10
Page 49 - BTF D44a cover, Adding side tubing to sliders
Page 52 - Dont Fear The Jeeper Jeep Show
Page 57 - Custom made front bumper
Page 65 - Procomp 9" Driving Lights
Page 72 - Browns Camp 9/18/10
Page 74 - Gas tank lift
Page 84 - XRC8 Smittybilt Winch Install
Page 87 - Browns Camp 10/23/10
Page 96 - First snow wheeling trip, K&N FIPK w/ Amsoil 6x9 air filter install
Page 104 - 35" Goodyear Kevlar's
Page 109 - LED tail lights, Trimmed front fender
Page 119 - 6" Rear Bumpstop install, flex test
Page 120 - Browns Camp 1/31/11 a.k.a. washer bottle delete mod
Page 121 - Browns Camp 2/13/11, girlfriends first wheeling trip
Page 128 - Snow wheeling
Page 136 - Custom Rear Bumper w/ matching spare
Page 140 - 4/23/2011 Browns Camp Trip
Page 146 - Engine Rebuild @ 217k

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Only damage on the interior is the door speaker mesh.








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post #2 of 2891 Old 04-09-2010, 11:12 AM
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dang, alittle high on the miles but you got a steal. hope this one turns out as good as ur zj
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Yeah im not too worried about the miles, its in great condition in and out. By the time the engine quits out, Ill be able to swap an engine hopefully.

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Love the color


The guy you got it from already had those tires and 1" spacers installed?

I like those stock wheels and the best part is - they're free.
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Nice find....how can he turn with those tire without rubbing ? i had to trim a bit with the same tire size and a 4'' lol

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Nice.. so what are you doing with the ZJ?


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The guy you got it from already had those tires and 1" spacers installed?

I like those stock wheels and the best part is - they're free.
Yeah, 1" spacers and larger tires, but that was what the original owner did to it. And I think i'm keeping those wheels, and getting wheel spacers. I like the 5 spoke chrome.

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Nice find....how can he turn with those tire without rubbing ? i had to trim a bit with the same tire size and a 4'' lol
I cant really, backing up and turning left I rub really bad. I cant even turn the wheel a half rotation before it starts rubbing gnarly.

I am planning on getting the 4" like you, and keeping my stock tires and wheels (tires will be good for a while, so Im keeping them on).

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Nice.. so what are you doing with the ZJ?
Selling it It will be sad to see it go, but as long as its in good hands with a fellow jeep lover, then Im 100% ok with it. You guys think I can get 4.5k out of it? I got an offer for 4k cash but I want a little more than that.

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Jeeze John. Another ridiculously clean Jeep in your hands! Definitely jealous! I want a Red Overland one day so bad.

Good Luck and keep us updated!

btw - Those tail lights look a bit different. Is it me or they are?

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Jeeze John. Another ridiculously clean Jeep in your hands! Definitely jealous! I want a Red Overland one day so bad.

Good Luck and keep us updated!

btw - Those tail lights look a bit different. Is it me or they are?
Thanks man, I still cant believe it will be my next project jeep. I need someone to pinch me or something. And I think the tail lights are the same lol.

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I think you'll deffinately get the 4500 out of the zj,
just wait for the right buyer to come along but at least you're not in a hurry since you have that pretty new wj sitting in your driveway you can drive in the meantime
nice find

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Honestly in this market I would take the 4k...ZJ's simply aren't worth that much.

Take the $4k and then your WJ is paid off with money to spare...WIN
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Honestly in this market I would take the 4k...ZJ's simply aren't worth that much.

Take the $4k and then your WJ is paid off with money to spare...WIN
Yeah, but an extra 200 would be nice for my title transfer and plates. And then I can perhaps get new mud tires.

But I see what your saying, 4k cash would be very nice to have. And I might not get any more offers, but Im not really in a hurry.

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Project New Moon... you're not a twilight fan are you?
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Project New Moon... you're not a twilight fan are you?
I am a fan actually, just havent seen them all

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