A Shop Truck Worthy of the Ringbrothers
Published April 12, 2015
After you’ve created ADRNLN Pantera, Chevelle Recoil, and Fairlane Afterburner, as the Ringbrothers you have a high bar when you build yourselves a shop truck.
First, it’s important to understand that there are the Ring Brothers and their company Ringbrothers. Mike Ring and Jim Ring grew up in Spring Green, WI and now collaborate in building custom cars of the very highest caliber under the company name Ringbrothers LLC, which also designs and manufactures its own line of billet interior and exterior accessories.
Mike Ring (L) and Jim Ring (R), owners of Ringbrothers LLC
Ringbrothers LLC has rocketed into the top ranks of American car builders over the past decade, winning numerous design awards including “Best in Show”at the 2011 SEMA Show, back-to-back Goodguys Street Machine of the Year awards, multiple Mother’s Shine awards, countless magazine covers and several builds commissioned directly by auto manufacturers.
So when it came time to build up a shop truck the brothers started off with a 1958 Ford F-100 that had been mildly “customized” by previous owners (white letter tires, aluminum wheels, weird aftermarket bumper).
Under the hood they installed a 5L 32V Ford Coyote V-8 in typical Ringbrothers fashion – immaculately. And isn’t it refreshing to see a hot rod Ford truck with a Ford engine? Driving the power to the back is a Bowler Performance custom built Ford 4R70W automatic transmission. Directing spent gases rearward is a custom exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers. Rolling stock are three-piece HRE wheels with custom-painted centers.
A little preview of the shop truck with the mechanicals completed but the body yet to be finished.
Categories: Production Cars