Dash Accessory / Picatinny rail news?

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Has the dash accessory / picatinny rail still available? At the beginning of the launch, it was hyped, but I haven't seen much lately on it. There has been some dashboard pictures floating around where it appears not to be installed. Was it originally standard, or is it one of the mystery late available accessories?





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It was on the SEMA build so I assume it's still in the plans, but seems like it'll be a DIO after the fact.
 

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This picture was on bronco nation today - top view of the rail attachment with one attachment point.

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vs earlier pictures that appears to have two points for attachment in the middle. Maybe the insert pops out and the two bronco bolts are under.

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This picture was on bronco nation today - top view of the rail attachment with one attachment point.

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vs earlier pictures that appears to have two points for attachment in the middle. Maybe the insert pops out and the two bronco bolts are under.

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I'm hoping these are still pre-production ones as the ends don't have any mounting points. They seem like they would rattle with stuff attached on them especially towards the ends. This is the OBX I was in at our local dealer before the off road show and this rail is pretty long. I'll have to see what the final one looks like before buying it from Ford or maybe wait and see what aftermarket looks like.


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This picture was on bronco nation today - top view of the rail attachment with one attachment point.

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vs earlier pictures that appears to have two points for attachment in the middle. Maybe the insert pops out and the two bronco bolts are under.

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Thanks Mizzou, It is annoying how the details kind of dribble out. I guess it is a tactic to keep interest up. On a side note I really enjoyed Norm back in the day.
 

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Can’t remember where, but I do recall a Ford rep saying something that implied there was a single anchor point in the center which is tied to the vehicle structure under the dash.

This would allow for mounting many different single items as well as different length rails.

I suspect the BN picture of the dash with the single threaded hole is probably close to exactly what we should expect.

Or who knows. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Now it’s just a matter of seeing what the final design for the rail will be.
 

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Can’t remember where, but I do recall a Ford rep saying something that implied there was a single anchor point in the center which is tied to the vehicle structure under the dash.

This would allow for mounting many different single items as well as different length rails.

I suspect the BN picture of the dash with the single threaded hole is probably close to exactly what we should expect.
Ah, interesting. Thanks, I missed that.
 

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They must be working on finalizing it. We've seen different lengths, M-Lok ones, and Picatinny ones.
Hopefully finalizing the remaining 199 accessories as well and hopefully for our consideration during the mandatory build period.
 

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Can’t remember where, but I do recall a Ford rep saying something that implied there was a single anchor point in the center which is tied to the vehicle structure under the dash.

This would allow for mounting many different single items as well as different length rails.

I suspect the BN picture of the dash with the single threaded hole is probably close to exactly what we should expect.

Or who knows. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Now it’s just a matter of seeing what the final design for the rail will be.
The one I saw had a slide like clip securing it in the middle. I'm sure they've done their share of testing but the long one was very flimsy at the ends. Seems like you'd get a lot of rattling going on with stuff mounted towards the outside especially when off roading? Will be nice to finally see the final concept along with all the others in the B&P.
 

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Thanks Mizzou, It is annoying how the details kind of dribble out. I guess it is a tactic to keep interest up. On a side note I really enjoyed Norm back in the day.
Damn if that is a 1/4 20 threaded insert im good buy a piece of rail 20.00$ and your good.
 

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Ah, interesting. Thanks, I missed that.
The one I saw had a slide like clip securing it in the middle. I'm sure they've done their share of testing but the long one was very flimsy at the ends. Seems like you'd get a lot of rattling going on with stuff mounted towards the outside especially when off roading? Will be nice to finally see the final concept along with all the others in the B&P.
Yeah. The very early ones were clearly 3D printed prototypes (fake screws and all).

I can’t remember exactly where I heard the reference I mentioned... it was a little off handed while talking about something else but I definitely made a note of it because I was worried about the “single mounting point.”

I was thinking it wouldn’t prevent the rail from loosening and rotating, but if the rail’s feet out at the ends interface with the raised lips on the dash, that would prevent that problem.

Also, I can imagine how having a single threaded point smack in the middle would make it easier to engineer accessory mounts than two off center ones.
 
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Can’t remember where, but I do recall a Ford rep saying something that implied there was a single anchor point in the center which is tied to the vehicle structure under the dash.

This would allow for mounting many different single items as well as different length rails.

I suspect the BN picture of the dash with the single threaded hole is probably close to exactly what we should expect.

Or who knows. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Now it’s just a matter of seeing what the final design for the rail will be.
To add to my theory on the High Level Information Panel, all of these have the textured dash. The Picatinny rail mounting point along with the other recessed areas might be tied to the HLIP. Lower trims may not have access to these features if the differing dashboard theory holds true.
 

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