Each year at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas we have to expect three things: hangovers, sore feet and kick-ass new builds from Mike and Jim Ring, aka Ringbrothers.
‘Tusk’ 1969 Dodge Charger
This year, their headlining build was a Hellephant-powered 1969 Dodge Charger dubbed ‘Tusk’.
If you’re thinking that the Charger looks somehow slinkier than stock, you’re right! The wheelbase has been stretched over a Roadster Shop chassis, with lowered sills that are extended through the front guards and front wheels that are positioned two inches further forward than stock. There are a stack of cool body and interior mods as well. Check out the gallery and the video for more.
‘Paramount’ 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
This dreamy Rolls is powered by a LT4 crate motor, backed by a Bowler Tru-Street 10-speed auto. Underneath is a custom chassis, with Fox RS SV coil-overs and 18-inch EVOD Industries rims. The body remains essentially stock, but on the inside, the crew added modern gauges, machined billet switchger and a starlight headliner.
‘Uncaged’ 1965 Mustang
Unlike the Rolls, almost every single part on the ‘Uncaged’ Muzzy has been modified. Body-wise, the Mustang is an inch wider on each side, with reshaped guards, a custom front bumper bar and modified side scoops. Power is provided by a 5.0-litre Coyoe crate motor, backed by a 10-speed auto.
The interior has been reupholstered in leather with brushed metal accents and is full of trick features sich as a one-off steering wheel and latticework window winders.
Owen Webb spoke to Mike and Jim at SEMA Show and got some great insights from the pair about their new builds and their shop: