SPRING GREEN, Wis., Nov. 1, 2022- In an impressive display of custom fabrication force, Ringbrothers unveiled four works of automotive art at the 2022 SEMA show on November 1st. Below are the impressive creations.
CUSTOM 1,200-HORSEPOWER 1972 CHEVROLET K5 BLAZER “BULLY”
Ringbrothers unveiled a custom-built 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer known as “BULLY.” The four-wheel-drive Blazer makes 1,200 horsepower thanks to its Wegner Motorsports-built 6.8-liter LS3 V8 topped with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. Other highlights of the labor-intensive and innovative build include a new chassis, four-link suspension, bespoke interior, heavy-duty drivetrain and many unique parts.
Ringbrothers invested over 8,500 hours in bringing this vision to life, and the Blazer features a multitude of one-off 3D-printed and machined parts. Covering the body is a custom BASF Glasurit Waterborne mix called Bashful Blue. Its exterior features ample carbon fiber via the custom fender flares and hood, with machined billet supercharger covers. The reworked body and flares make room for massive 325/65R18 Cooper Discoverer STT PRO tires wrapped around 18×12-inch HRE wheels.
“The aptly named ‘BULLY’ is a thorough reimagining of Chevrolet’s premier off-roader, and every aspect of this build was designed to push the envelope,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring. “We wanted to exceed current limits of what to expect in an iconic four-wheel drive while maintaining the extreme attention to detail we’re known for.”
“BULLY’s” formidable power is transferred to the ground through a Bowler Tru-Street GM 4L80E automatic transmission. Underneath, “BULLY” rides on a fully custom chassis built by Roadster Shop. The Currie Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear axles tie to the chassis via a triangulated four-link suspension that employs two FOX coilovers per wheel. Stopping power is provided by Baer six-piston brakes on all four corners. A Holley Dominator EFI system handles fuel management duties while Motul lubricants keep the engine at peak performance. Flowmaster headers and mufflers customized by Ringbrothers deliver the soundtrack.
“This project was meant to stand above, both figuratively and literally,” added Jim Ring. “Our partners HRE Wheels, Whipple Superchargers, Motul, Painless Wiring, Miller Welding, Holley and so many more enabled us to see this build from concept to production. We’re honored to work with the very best in our industry and thank them for their continued support.”
For an interior that matches “BULLY’s” stance and performance, the Blazer features fully custom upholstery by Steve Pearson at Upholstery Unlimited. The in-house fabricated seats use an aesthetic based on the theme of “floating” and combine the Blazer’s rugged nature with supreme craftsmanship. Three individual pods separate the dashboard and house the Dakota Digital instrumentation and custom Ringbrothers carbon-fiber steering wheel.
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT “BULLY”
Ringbrothers offers several billet aluminum parts, the Ringbrothers steering wheel, side marker light bezels and more for enthusiasts to customize their own Blazer. Visit Ringbrothers.com for more details.
“STRODE” 1969 CHEVY CAMARO
Ringbrothers unveiled “STRODE.” A thorough reengineering of iconic American muscle, the 1969 Chevy Camaro is a complete, ground-up build utilizing extensive carbon-fiber construction and components merged with a modern drivetrain, chassis and suspension. With only two parts of the original Camaro used, STRODE took over 6,500 hours to complete and is a testament to the high-end design, engineering capabilities and rigorous build quality of Ringbrothers.
Much of that labor involved meticulously constructing STRODE’s bespoke carbon-fiber body. Not just a reproduction of the Camaro’s original body, Ringbrothers widened the new carbon-fiber version by five inches. The rocker panels are lowered, the center of the roof recessed and a new lengthened and reshaped hood helps push air into relocated intake vents. Further carbon-fiber touches include custom fender scoops, tucked front and rear bumpers, diffusers, valances and a spoiler all covered in BASF Glasurit Ghost White paint. Modern comforts and conveniences come from a fully custom interior by Upholstery Unlimited appointed with a JL Audio sound system, Dakota Digital gauges and a Vintage Air Gen IV climate control system. A hand-fabricated roll cage protects the occupants while a rear seat delete sheds additional weight.
“We wanted to push the limits of what we can do and showcase our capabilities with STRODE,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring. “It is a radical rethink of the original Chevy Camaro, expanding its dimensions and levels of performance. With its one-off carbon-fiber body and thousands of hours of custom work, there has never been another Camaro like it. Of course, we must thank our partners Motul, HRE Wheels, BASF, Miller Welding, Flowmaster and others for helping to make STRODE something even Michael Myers can’t catch.”
“The build process of STRODE shows what can be accomplished using cutting-edge techniques, painstaking levels of detail and imagination,” added Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “We digitally modeled the original Camaro body and rendered a more aggressive version of it in carbon fiber. Custom 3D-printed and billet-machined parts were also manufactured and paired with advanced components to make STRODE extremely capable and comfortable.”
Backing up the newfound aggression of STRODE’s improved visuals and offering significant strides in performance are a modern drivetrain, chassis and suspension. A Wegner Motorsports LS3 topped with a Whipple supercharger provides a healthy 1,010 horsepower with a Holley Dominator EFI system mixing fuel and air. Spent gases exhale through hand-built headers and Flowmaster mufflers. Helping to put the power to the ground is a reworked Bowler Tremec T-56 Mangum six-speed manual transmission and a John’s Industries 9-inch rear end. A Detroit Speed Engineering hydroformed subframe attaches to Roadster Shop FAST TRACK independent front and rear suspension damped with QA1 MOD Series coilovers. The front wheels are moved forward three inches for improved stance and handling. HRE Wheels Ringbrothers G-Code Edition wheels wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires provide grip, while Baer Brakes bring STRODE to a rapid stop.
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT “STRODE”
Ringbrothers offers a host of products for the Camaro, including hood and trunk hinge kits, steering wheels, universal parts and more. Visit www.ringbrothers.com for more details.
“PATRIARC” 1969 FORD MUSTANG MACH 1
Ringbrothers unveiled “PATRIARC.” The new build pushes the limits of performance and aesthetics of one of America’s most iconic muscle cars, the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1. A result of over 5,000 meticulous and laborious build hours, PATRIARC combines a modern drivetrain, suspension and chassis with the superior build quality and custom work Ringbrothers is known for.
A complete reimagining of the original Ford Mustang Mach 1, PATRIARC has performance levels well beyond those thought possible in 1969. At the heart of PATRIARC is a Ford Performance Aluminator 5.2 XS engine producing 580 horsepower and 445 lb-ft of torque. All that power is transferred to a Strange Engineering 9-inch rear end via a Bowler Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed manual equipped with a Centerforce clutch. Gargantuan levels of grip come from sticky and wide Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires wrapped around HRE Wheels G-Code Edition wheels. Penske Racing Shocks RS Edition coilovers and independent front and rear Roadster Shop FAST TRACK suspension team to keep the Mustang Mach 1 glued to the ground. All of it is stopped by Baer Brakes 14-inch rotors and six-piston calipers.
“This year has been an amazing one for Ringbrothers with four vehicle debuts at the 2022 SEMA Show,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring. “PATRIARC is one of them and showcases our capabilities, levels of craftsmanship and engineering when reimagining what this iconic car could become. It is modern performance, capability and comfort wrapped in a classic American exterior.”
“The Mustang Mach 1 has always been an aggressive-looking car, and we wanted to add to those classic good looks with subtle but critical changes,” added Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “Over 5,000 hours went into building PATRIAC and perfecting the aesthetics. And, like all our builds, it has the performance to match its new-found aggression. Teaming with our trusted partners BASF, Motul, Miller Welding, Painless Wiring, GFS and others helps make it all possible.”
Wrapped around the Roadster Shop FAST TRACK Stage III chassis converted to unibody is the original Mustang Mach 1 body extensively modified by Ringbrothers. It was widened by two inches in every direction, and the rear quarters were lowered. A new floor pan and transmission tunnel were fabricated before a fully bespoke interior and a roll cage were installed. The interior features upholstery and trim work by Avant-Garde Interiors and includes a Vintage Air Gen IV Magnum climate control system, gauges by Dakota Digital, and a custom-made Ringbrothers “The Elder” carbon-fiber hoop steering wheel.
Custom carbon-fiber components abound with rear side scoops that direct air over the taillights, along with a hood and rear diffuser made from the high-strength material. Billet and 3D-printed parts include a one-off rear bumper, seat backs, armrests, door panels, emblems and a host of others.
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT “PATRIARCH”
Ringbrothers offers a host of products for the Mustang, including several billet-aluminum parts, steering wheels, side-marker lights and more. Visit www.ringbrothers.com for more details.
“ENYO” 1948 CHEVROLET SUPER TRUCK
Ringbrothers unveiled its most extreme creation yet, the “ENYO” super truck. The new build is paradoxical to traditional American truck capabilities. The 1948 Chevrolet pickup is the result of over 10,000 thorough and laborious build hours. Powered by a Goodwin 1,000-horsepower tall-deck racing engine and crafted using extensive carbon-fiber components, ENYO embodies the quality and custom work Ringbrothers is known for.
“Ringbrothers is in new territory with four vehicle debuts at this year’s SEMA Show,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring. “But we are especially excited to share ENYO with the world as our most outrageous build yet. This long-term project really showcases our ability to explore new means of design, engineering and performance within an entirely new realm of challenges and production with our partners. The outcome speaks for itself.”
After several years of planning and finding the right customer to commission the build, Ringbrothers turned the pipe dream of building an “anti-street-rod” into a reality. The chopped, channeled and sectioned 1948 Chevrolet pickup redefines the American classic with performance and design aspects that were inconceivable in its original era. ENYO features state-of-the-art chassis and suspension design, carbon fiber parts and aero management with wings and splitters that pushed Ringbrothers and the build partners into new territory. Unlike anything ever applied to a hot rod before, ENYO has incredible details baked in, from the CAD-designed trim and parts that were all cut in-house at the Ringbrothers machining facility to the way they seamlessly managed to mate a big-box truck cab and massive drivetrain successfully on a low-slung, open-wheeled, car-style chassis.
“We have been quietly planning this build for years, imagining and reimagining how it would ultimately take shape,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “The end result is truly a super truck that brings together two vehicles that should never have met to deliver immense character combined with power and performance usually reserved for today’s most advanced racecars. We’re thrilled to finally be able to share ENYO with the world.”
The racing-inspired drivetrain is equipped with a 510 cubic-inch tall-deck engine built by Todd Goodwin producing 1,000 horsepower with Kinsler eight-stack injection, a Holley fuel management system and a Bowler Performance Corvette torque-tube 4L80 automatic transaxle. To ensure the massive power is transferred to the ground for maximum grip and performance, ENYO features a cantilever-independent suspension at all four corners with Ohlins shocks. The open-wheeled truck sits on custom Porsche 911 pin-drive wheels by HRE Wheels and both track and street wheels are included with the installed Nuke Performance air jack system facilitating quick swaps. Big Brembo GTS M6 brakes with six-piston calipers provide stopping power.
Atop the one-off chassis designed by Scott Ahlman, Ahlman Engineering, in conjunction with Roadster Shop is the original 1948 steel cab extensively modified by Ringbrothers. Through careful craftsmanship, it is narrowed and chopped by four inches, lengthened and wedge cut. The remaining body pieces are constructed in 3K-weave carbon fiber, including a single-piece carbon-fiber belly pan spanning from front to back. ENYO’s modernization doesn’t stop at its engine. Ringbrothers implemented power windows, a custom stainless-steel gas tank by Rick’s Tanks, a Vintage Air Gen II compact air-conditioning system and a custom interior collaboration with Upholstery Unlimited and Gemini Technology Systems.
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK AT “ENYO”
The open truck bed stages all the components needed to run this beast, and the clamshell hood is easily opened with electromagnetic latches. The side pipes are made from 58 feet of titanium pie-cut welds and are connected to the shining one-off custom headers. Every part of ENYO is created to show its impeccable design and performance capabilities.
*All pictures courtesy of Ringbrothers
Ringbrothers LLC – (www.ringbrothers.com) – Based in Spring Green, Wisconsin, Ringbrothers has established itself in the automotive aftermarket as a premium parts builder and world-class car designer. Among its many accolades are several Chevrolet Best in Show awards, Goodguys Street Machine of the Year awards, Mothers’ Shine awards and a SEMA Battle of the Builders win in 2019. Ringbrothers has also been featured in some of the world’s largest automotive and mainstream news outlets. Ringbrothers proudly designs, fabricates, packages and ships its products from its headquarters in the United States, focusing on quality materials, craftsmanship and customer service. Revolutionizing the way resto-mods are done, Ringbrothers continues to innovate its products and builds every year with the goal of unveiling at least one new car at each SEMA Show. Learn more about Ringbrothers products and builds at Ringbrothers.com.
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