Adventurous drivers who enjoy the great outdoors are practically minded people who choose features based on their benefit more than their cosmetic appeal. To that end, we've seen a number of innovative storage solutions in off-roaders and so-called lifestyle vehicles. Rivian's Gear Tunnel is a good example, as is the Multi-Flex Midgate seen on Chevrolet's electric Silverado. Ford has also been innovating similarly of late.

We recently discovered a clever tailgate design from the Blue Oval, but that's not Dearborn's last word on unconventional storage solutions. New patent filings uncovered by CarBuzz show a front fender that is now something more.

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Ford Patents Front Fender Storage Solution For Bronco

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