Tony Montero: Let’s Refinish the Face

mitsubishi montero grille repaint

My 1991 Mitsubishi Montero needs a bit of love on its face. The grille and headlight surrounds are chipping and the black paint I sprayed a few years prior is fading. So I set out on an easy fix to help clean all that up. Yes, I will need to do this again down the […]

Tony Montero: Is it time to get more aggressive with this one?

first-gen montero mods

I’ve had my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero for some time now. I’m happy with the way it looks and I don’t see myself ever selling this one. That said, I am itching to do a bit more with it. And that means I may have to add to it. Initially, I told myself I wouldn’t put […]

Project Cars: Jaguar and Montero updates because why not

tony montero and the jag

I’m a bit overdue on an update on these two. Let’s fix that, and also break the oddly Ford-heavy news cycle at the moment. The Jag My 1986 Jaguar XJ6 is running …well, ish. The engine makes decent power and it’s a great highway cruiser of a machine. Oddly though, the other night I was […]

Last Call: Where can this Montero shuttle take you?

Pajero Shuttle Van

I love seeing all the different versions of the Montero/Pajero that have been built. My personal favorite is always going to be the Pajero Evo. I have a soft spot for the Pajero Camel Special too, of course. But this Pajero Shuttle Van? Amazing! Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s meant to […]

It’s time for a Montero update

It’s been far too long since I’ve done a full update on my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. Or has it? I don’t know, time doesn’t work correctly anymore. Regardless, we’re doing one today and this is it. Also, in the video, you’ll find a surprise sighting of an upcoming electric truck that happened to be driving […]

Tony Montero: The new steering wheel is in and looks great

ItalVolanti Steering wheel in a Mitsubishi Montero

My ItalVolanti steering wheel is in! I needed to source a hub and I found on from a UK seller on eBay. The hub arrived with mounting screws included and it was short, easy work to get this new tiller tucked into place. And I have to say, the results are excellent. The color works […]

Impulse Buy: An Italvolanti steering wheel for my Montero?

italvolanti steering wheel in a montero

I know nothing about this company. But scanning around the Internet leads me to find many photos of Italvolanti steering wheels stuffed in Volkswagen GTIs, 90’s-era BMW products, Benzes, and yes, Mitsubishis. So I wanted to find out more but that’s when I found one in excellent shape for sale. There’s nothing wrong with the […]

Into the cold: Car Camping with a 1991 Mitsubishi Montero

Mitsubishi Montero on an off-road trail

What’s cold for me is certainly not going to be what’s cold for all of you. I used to understand cold. Growing up for a portion of my life just outside Boston, the winters were gray, dark, devoid of that beautiful live sprouting from all the trees, and fucking cold. Now though, I live in Southern […]

Mitsubishi Montero: Idler arms can make for dull steering

I’m not expecting my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero to handle like an Evo. But recently, I’ve noticed the on-center steering has felt more dull than usual. In fact, the center dead zone feels to have expanded. My Montero driving experience as of late is more akin to piloting something from the maritime world than an on-road […]

Mitsubishi Montero: Headlight Swap

Here’s a quick and easy upgrade to my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. I felt the Sylvania beams were a bit lacking at night. So I ordered a set of KC headlights and popped them in. Having a vehicle with 7″-round sealed beams makes this sort of upgrade an easy affair. It’s three fasteners to get the […]