In our ever-enduring quest to make our trucks more useful we've happened upon BuiltRight Industries. BuiltRight is a small company based out of Connecticut and headed by 2018 SEMA Launch Pad winner Matt Beenen. They are dedicated to bringing high-quality, American-made products to the masses. While the company's catalog is limited at the moment, focusing on the most popular pickups first (Ford's F-150 and Super Duty lines), Matt says they'll have something for everyone very soon.
Eager to add more functionality and storage to our 2013 Ford F-150 project, we grabbed a BuiltRight catalog and ordered up nearly everything.
Rear Seat Release
This one may seem like a no-brainer in the days when manufacturers are using every available inch of cab space. However, Ford for some reason decided to allow owners to flip up the rear seat bottoms but not lower the backrests despite building a latch and hinges into them. In an even weirder turn, Ford allowed just one half of the seat to open on 2015 and up F-150s and 2017 and up Super Duty pickups. Thankfully, BuiltRight offers a solution to easily access this otherwise unused space.
With the F-150's 2009 redesign Ford added a nifty little tray to the center of the dash. Unfortunately, this tray isn't quite large enough to hold anything useful. Wallets and sunglasses fly out on the easiest of turns, making it more of a conversation piece than actual storage. The BuiltRight dash mount provides a rigid mounting point for all types of accessories, including the most popular RAM Mounts. The mount is laser cut, CNC formed, and requires drilling only two holes to secure.
Bedside Rack System
Have you ever looked at a pickup bed and wondered if something better could be done with the wasted space in the corners? Well, wonder no more as BuiltRight offers a bedside rack system that adds functionality in places previously left empty. These racks are CAD designed, laser cut, CNC formed, and have a lifetime warranty. Gear mounting options are only limited by your imagination, and yes, you can keep the factory tie-down point. Racks are available now for 2009 and up Ford F-150s and 2017 and up Super Duty pickups. Ram, GM, Toyota, and Jeep are coming soon.
For all of those little things that you just can't seem to find a good home for but need frequently, there's the Velcro Tech Panel. These panels, offered in three sizes, have Velcro hook-and-loop fasteners on the back side and will firmly stick to any carpeted surface. A great example of which is on the underside of the rear seats. For our application we have a BedRug carpet kit in the bed, and the inside of our ARE bed cap is also lined with carpet. This gives us the ultimate in flexibility for keeping small items within reach.
Just a personal peeve of ours, but we hate large mast antennas. So, the first thing we did when we acquired our new-to-us 2013 Raptor was to swap out the factory antenna for an anodized billet aluminum one from BuiltRight.