– Each panel features our usual pattern of MIL-STD MOLLE rectangles and oversized 1/4in slots, perfect for attaching clamps and accessories easily, with any hole spacing, using 1/4in carriage bolts
– Driver side and passenger side rear panels offer clearance for the tie-down loop
– Passenger side panel has cutout for bed power outlet (available on some models)
– Support for bed light relocation kit (coming soon)
*** NOTE: It’s addressed in the installation section below, but installation will require the OEM Trail Rail System or the BuiltRight Utility Rail System. ***
Jeep Gladiator (2020)
Engineering & Manufacturing
Product development began with a 3D scan of the Gladiator bed and moved quickly into the first of six prototype kits. We use a combination of experience (military weapon system design, vehicle component engineering), computer aided analysis (known as FEA) and mostly importantly, good old fashioned test miles to revise and refine the design. In the pursuit of the best possible solution, we set no deadlines and aren’t afraid to make dramatic design changes and it shows in the finished product.
Each panel is manufactured using cutting edge CNC equipment and high-quality domestic materials. A sheet of 1/8in steel plate is fed into a combination turret punch and laser. The turret punch uses custom tooling to punch burr-free rectangular and slotted features into the panel before the laser cuts the more complex profiles. You’ll notice that out panels feature no 90 degree corners or sharp angles. This is to allow the panel to transfer load into the bedside while minimizing stress concentrations. The combination of manufacturing processes is a perfect fit for this design. Finally, each panel is CNC formed and inspected before heading out for a durable black texture powdercoat.
The BuiltRight Bedside Rack System for the Jeep Gladiator mounts directly to the factory Trail Rail system or using our Utility Rail System (coming soon). Non-invasive installation keeps OEM Trail Utility Rail in it’s original location, ensuring that it’s load capacity isn’t reduced and preserving stock rail location/spacing for current and future accessories. Simply place the T-Slot nuts into the rail, move the panel into place and use the included hardware to fasten the panel to the rail. Larger panels will also use a lower mounting point, near the tie-down loop, for additional rigidity.
*** A note regarding the photos shown. These prototype units were cut with relief along the bend lines, to ensure accuracy. Production units will not have this relief and the result will be an even more rigid panel. Production kits will also NOT have the cutout for the bed light in the passenger side panel.