Jim and Mike Ring run the Ringbrothers collision and repair shop in Spring Green, Wisc. From that base, the Ring brothers craft extraordinary custom-car builds that awe auto enthusiasts at major car events like SEMA in Las Vegas. We saw three of those classics at this year’s SEMA: a 1969 Dodge Charger, 1972 AMC Javelin, and 1956 Ford F-100 “Shop Truck.”
To perfect their builds, the brothers design, engineer, and build custom billet items—parts that are machined from a solid piece of metal. Here’s where their work gets even cooler: many of those custom Ringbrothers parts are sold on eBay Motors.
At SEMA 2017, which wrapped up earlier this month, Ringbrothers showed off a Dodge Charger that required more than 4,700 hours of custom work. The car was dubbed the “Defector,” because its British owner took the American steel back across the pond to London. The trunk of the ’69 Charger was shortened by two inches, while the wheelbase was extended by three inches—all requiring the brothers to create new rear quarter-panels.
The Javelin on display in Vegas also went through severe body modifications. The wheelbase was lengthened by six-and-a-half inches. Most of the trim pieces were machined as one-off items from blocks of aluminum—more examples of custom work that could find its way to the Ringbrother line of products. The ’72 Javelin is powered by a 6.2-liter Hemi with a supercharger, producing more than 1,000 horsepower for the lightweight beast.
For the first time, the Ring Brothers brought a truck to SEMA this year. The “Shop Truck” took its shape when a 1956 F-100 cab was anchored to a narrowed Ford Crown Victoria sub-frame. From there, the builder completed a long list of other changes like extending the running boards, widening the fenders, and narrowing the wheel openings.
The versatility of the company’s creative builds—covering models from a wide range of eras—expands the line of Ringbrothers product line to include hood hinges and pins, door hinges and handles, custom body parts, and other car bling worth checking out for your ride. See the Ringbrothers parts and accessories now available on eBay Motors.