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Future Ford Pickups Could Get Adjustable Base Plate System

Ford Motor Company has filed a patent for an adjustable base plate system that may be used in future Ford pickups, Ford Authority has learned.

The patent was filed on August 12th, 2022, published on February 15th, 2024, and assigned serial number 0051619.

Ford Patent Adjustable Base Plate System

The Ford Authority Take

In recent months, FoMoCo has filed patents for ideas such as a cargo bed module receiving system, a deployable cargo panel, an extendable cargo bed side wall, and an accessory attachment system – all of which aim to make future Ford pickups more capable and flexible in regards to their cargo carrying capability. Now, this newly filed patent for an adjustable base plate system keeps that trend going, albeit in a slightly different direction.

Ford Patent Adjustable Base Plate System

If this new patent comes to fruition, future Ford pickup owners may one day have an adjustable base plate system in the bed of their vehicles that consists of multiple tracks, one of which is designed to extend outward. This way, one could store cargo in the bed of their pickup and then easily retrieve it, without having to climb up in the bed to do so.

Ford Patent Adjustable Base Plate System

This adjustable base plate system would also contain unique indentations designed to hold things like tools or smaller items that may otherwise roll around in the bed, but users would still be able to stick sheets of plywood or larger items back there and take advantage of its sliding capability. It’s an interesting idea for certain, and one that would most definitely be useful for pickup owners, who already have a number of aftermarket bed storage solutions available to them. If this patent comes to fruition, however, they may be able to one day spec such a system straight from the factory, too.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Geoff Tonkin

    I use a sheet of plywood slides right out đŸ¤”

  2. Jack Verit

    How about a useful bed instead of a giant four-door cab?

    Current Ford trucks are for poser douchebags.


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