Ford is encouraging its clients to 3D-print new equipment for the corporate’s new 2022 Maverick truck. This week, Ford launched CAD recordsdata of the Maverick’s storage space beneath the rear seats and likewise for its slotted equipment referred to as the Ford Built-in Tether System (FITS).
There are a complete of eight FITS slots within the car: one behind the middle console the place a cupholder would usually go in lots of automobiles and 7 beneath the rear seat bench. It’s designed to be modular, permitting clients to order a set of equipment to suit totally different wants, like storage dividers to separate cleats and footballs or grocery bag hooks.
The corporate sells a FITS accent package for $50 that’s obtainable when constructing and pricing the car, which features a rear cupholder, cable organizer, bag hooks, garbage can, and dividers. The fortunate ones who purchased the compact truck early (it’s now broadly offered out) acquired inventive with the slots, designing and 3D-printing their very own FITS equipment and placing them up on the market like a canine water bowl and a vape holder.
When you have a 3D printer, some design information, and a 2022 Ford Maverick, then you may take a look at Ford’s FITS 3D-printing web page for the recordsdata. Simply be sure you’re not utilizing PLA filament, as I personally discovered the arduous method and ended up with a warped accent bin once I left my automobile out within the solar.
And hey, if it annoys you that Ford doesn’t simply embody these rear heart console cupholders within the Maverick as commonplace, bear in mind there’s nonetheless the pull-out armrest cupholders within the XLT and Lariat trims and likewise the door cubbies. And be grateful that it’s not as dangerous as Tesla promoting a $150 rear cupholder strip for early Mannequin S releases.