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"Like a great blue salmon of Justice, the mighty Tick courses upstream to the very spawning ground of evil."-Tick
THE TICK! Spooooon!
I figured it was time to start my build up...
Why "The Tick"... His superpowers are nigh-invulnerability, which allows him to crash and bang about without injury, like the FJ!
And The Tick and I are in the same line of work.


"It's starting to smell a little like danger in here, or heavily-fried food."-Tick
BEFORE THE MODNESS.
I had really no great intention of building my FJ up. I bought my 2007 used with 16K and never looked back. It came with everything I wanted 6-MT, Convenience Package, Upgrade Package #2, Roof Rack/Towing Hitch Combo, TRD Exhaust, Rock Rails Sliders, All Weather floor mats and even the clutch kill switch!




”Ah, savory cheese puffs, made inedible by time and fate."-Tick
THE MOD MADNESS

”Don't make us bite you in hard-to-reach places!”-Tick
HAVE FJ, WILL CARRY.
First mod I did was the Coleman Roof Rack mod. I did it thinking I need space for camping gear. And so far NO RUST! I also found a Voodoo blue shovel. I painted an Axe Voodoo blue to match. I have a high-lift Jack, but I leave it off till I hit the trails. If you want more pic’s check the thread





”Honk if you love justice!”-Tick
GREAT WHITE.
I bit the bullet and painted my Bezel white. Scary sanding it down at first, but there was no going back. I love the way it looks! Next is the Mirrors and door handles!




”Can't lose my name, it's on all my stationery!”-Tick
WE DON”T NEED NO….
I attended an event that the Toyota Trail Team was at and got my Badge. I was thinking of getting my hand on another one for the rear.




”He has the mustache of a titan.”-Tick
GONNA GET ME A GRILL
I originally purchased the Lucrum mount to install a winch after getting stuck in a deep snow drift and having to get a couple of ATV’s help get me out. I then decided I wanted a new bumper instead and got my hands on a Road Armor bumper. I liked it more than that the ARB bumper which was my second choice. I also did the Warn 8000 winch and PIAA 510 in the bumper. Here is my Road Armor thread for more pic’s.





”Oh, science... boring... interest... fading..."-Tick
RELAY RACE
I also did the 12volt fuse box mod with the 12 bladed Blue Marine and relays. I wanted to have very easy access so I placed mine in the glove box.




”Space aliens have neat stuff. Their space cookies are good, too.”-Tick
EMU’S!
Installed OME heavy lift. Just got this done. Here is the pre-OME photo. As you can see, the front has some sag due to the weight of the bumper.


Here is the post-OME photo. Much better!




” “Special delivery! Oh, Arthur! The thrill of modern postism!”-Tick
BREAKER,BREAKER
I received my Bandi mount in the mail from a forum member who had an extra. I bought the Cobra 75WXST and a 3ft Firestix.


I figured while I had the FJ apart, I'd put in two more lighter sockets.

All finshed and done clean.


”I'm taking off the kid gloves, and putting on the very mad gloves.”-Tick
Papa got a new pair of shoes!
I got my BF Goodrich Mud/Terrain KM2 285/70/17 for the stock rims. With the OME lift, I didn't need to do the chop! These bad boys did great on the Naches trials.




”Well, good gravy! We are a well-oiled machine!”-Tick
AFE, TRD same diffrence
I was cleaning my engine of mud and needed to change the air filter. I changed it alright, AFE cold air intake. Haha... Now the FJ purrs!



”This is the quietest mess I've ever made" -Tick
Lights, FJ, Action!
With the great deal on the N-Fab bars (which I can't talk about on this forum), I found some good 6 inch lights. I used a plastic plumbing connector and drilled a whole in my roof. I ran the wires through the stock rack and fitting to the roof. I also threw a pair of cheap fog lights for side lighting which turned out great. Now I need to put up the rear N-Fab bar.
I also put the wind/rain guards up too.


”Don't ever try to swim against the might tide of justice.”-Tick
MISC. MODS, DONE AND DONE
I did the breather mods and some cheapy rock lights for the front wheels. I got some used Hi-Lift holders for the rear rack also. The Tick also got his battle scars fixed and door handles painted blue.



”Poppa's got a brand-new bag... of fish!”-Tick
MOD’S IN PROCESS
Rear N-Fab lights bars
Looking at doing HDPE FULL BODY SKIDS

”Wait a minute, you. I heard about people like you. Are you saying you don't believe in Santa Claus? And you call yourselves superheroes?”-Tick
WISH LIST
Rear lower control arms
On board air
rear lights
Rear Bumper
In Dash DVD
Dual Battery
And anything else that I can think of!


”And my middle name used to be Helping People, The Helping People Tick.”-Tick
Thanks to all of you guys and the forum for all the ideas and help. I’ve met a few of you and look forward to meeting the rest. I can’t wait to go out with my new FJ friends for off-roading, camping, drinking or modding! See you on the trails!



New Tick Adventures Trail Runs, Meets and photos!
Adventures of The Tick!: Naches Camping 5/16/08-5/18/08, 06/16/08 Nanches pre-damage, 06/27/08 Nanches w/damage, 08/03/08 Browns Camp, 08/17/08 Canada!, Naches 09/13/08 Lost at night run,Cruisin in the Woods 9/27/08., 12-03-08 Reiter run w/extra water/mud action!, Tayhua-2-7-09, Tick's-NWFJCC Spring Dune Beach Run Adventure 3/19/09-3/22/09l, Naches, Nanches, Nachos 2009

Just like my FJ….
”I don't know the meaning of the word "surrender". I mean, I know it, I'm not dumb... just not in this context.”-Tick
 

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THE TICK! Spooooon!


I figured it was time to start my build up...
Why "The Tick"... He is like the FJ; bullet proof!

Here are some pic's for now....
Here it is all stock!


Here it is as of today....


Promise I'll add more tonight... when I have a bit more time.
Lookin good so far!!:rocker:
 

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good post, I like the Tick quotes!
 

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Looks nice!
 

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Great Post! I loved the Tick when I used to see it on TV! Cracked me up. :)

Nice FJ too.
 

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I miss The Tick
"Destiny's powerful hand has made the bed of my future, and it's up to me to lie in it. I am destined to be a superhero. To right wrongs, and to pound two-fisted justice into the hearts of evildoers everywhere. And you don't fight destiny. No sir. And, you don't eat crackers in the bed of your future, or you get all... scratchy." - The Tick
 

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Nice looking rig I love the Tick:D
hey what are those things holding the shovel on your roof rack? do ya think it would support a high lift jack?
 

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THX GUYS!

I used 1&3/4"X5/16" u-bolts to hold the shovel. I've heard other people on the forum used U-bolts to their Hi-lift jacks. I would not recommend you them, IMO. There are penty of other Hi-Lift jack mounting brackets out there.
 

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THX GUYS!

I used 1&3/4"X5/16" u-bolts to hold the shovel. I've heard other people on the forum used U-bolts to their Hi-lift jacks. I would not recommend you them, IMO. There are penty of other Hi-Lift jack mounting brackets out there.
OHhh I know about the other ones but they seem hella expensive, I'm a poor man blessed with an FJ....where did you get them, I've never seen anything like that before?
 

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OHhh I know about the other ones but they seem hella expensive, I'm a poor man blessed with an FJ....where did you get them, I've never seen anything like that before?
Home Depot or your local hardware shope should have them. Make sure you get the weather proof steel ones.
 

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The Tick looks great. :cheers:
 

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Thanks partner!!
 

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The Tick is looking great!! (Truly a great crime-fighting vehicle.)

Batmanuel and I definitely approve. :bigthumb: :bigthumb:


"No offense, Tick."

"Hey, none comprehended." -Tick
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I received my Bandi mount in the mail from a forum member who had an extra. Now I need the other bits and pieces. Will post pic's when done.
Now thats a good lookin' mount...hope it works well for you and glad I could help!:cheers:
 
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