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  • My Volvo 850R: Parts are in (mostly)

    My Volvo 850R: Parts are in (mostly)

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    A bunch of comments with really great insight came in following my first post on whether or not to do all the work required for my Volvo 850R. Your comments were a good push to do it myself. After going through them all, and talking to some buddies, I’ve decided to tackle this over Spring…

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  • Stormtrooper 4Runner: Fitting the Old Man Emu 3″ suspension lift

    Stormtrooper 4Runner: Fitting the Old Man Emu 3″ suspension lift

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    An off-road vehicle is nothing if not for the ability of its tires to maintain traction. No traction means no forward progress. Without forward progress, a day spent wheeling quickly becomes a day spent getting unstuck. As every off-roader knows, that’s only fun for so long. This isn’t simply a tire issue though. Springs and…

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  • Meguiar’s helps me clean the interior of my Montero

    Meguiar’s helps me clean the interior of my Montero

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    My 1991 Mitsubishi Montero looks pretty nice on the outside. The pain is in decent shape, and there’s only a very mild smattering of dents, dings, and bruises. Not bad for a 28-year-old truck designed to go play in the dirt. On the inside, however, things are a bit more rough. The interior is in…

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  • Project Introduction: My new 5th-gen 4Runner TRD Off Road

    Project Introduction: My new 5th-gen 4Runner TRD Off Road

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    Things didn’t exactly go as planned last summer. The Grand Sport debacle backfired entirely and I found myself amidst a full-blown conundrum of needing a daily-driver that aligned with my primary hobbies of exploring, hiking, and off-roading. For a change my brain said “buy something normal” and, for the first time, my heart agreed. It was…

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  • Video intro and photo gallery of my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero

    Video intro and photo gallery of my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero

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    A bit over a week ago, I shared the newest Hooniverse project car acquisition. It’s my 1991 Mitsubishi Montero. The plan is now to sell my 1974 Mercedes-Benz 280 and use the Montero as a daily driver until The Wombat is done. The introductory post on the Montero was just a quick peek at the…

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  • I did a thing…

    I did a thing…

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    As most of you know, I’ve been on the hunt for a boxy old SUV. My initial plan was to find a Trooper or a Montero to play around with for a bit. I got sidetracked by notions of Discovery Is, Range Rover Classics, and other random bits of aging off-road capable metal. I even…

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  • Staring down a new project car purchase

    Staring down a new project car purchase

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    It’s like standing atop a high cliff. You’re either going to make a smooth dive into the water below, or bounce off the rocks on the way down. These rocks are labeled for your convenience. They say “Head Gasket”, “Wiring”, “Cooling System”, and there are many more rocks to go before you splash down. I…

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  • The Benz: Fixed a fuel leak… by doing nothing?

    The Benz: Fixed a fuel leak… by doing nothing?

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    Yesterday, I asked you what your best non-fix car fix was? My favorite two, out of the many great answers, were one about simply putting ones hands on the hood, and the other is to acquire an additional car. I’m working on that second one at the moment, but that’s another story. With regards to…

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  • 100 Days of Grand Sport: Part 3 – Learn by doing

    100 Days of Grand Sport: Part 3 – Learn by doing

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    Summer of regret: Buying, road-tripping, crashing, and selling a C6 Corvette Grand Sport…all in one-hundred days For most, cars are basic transportation. They serve a functional purpose and little to nothing more. But for those who care, cars are an obsession. They’re exciting, they’re entertaining, and they’re fun. For about a month, my Corvette was…

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  • 100 Days of Grand Sport: Part 2 – One rainy summer day

    100 Days of Grand Sport: Part 2 – One rainy summer day

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