Ringbrothers, the world-renowned custom car builder and parts manufacturer, has unveiled its latest creation — a custom-built 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer known as “BULLY.” The four-wheel-drive Blazer pushes out 1,200 ponies thanks to its Wegner Motorsports-built 6.8-liter LS3 V8 topped with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. Other labor-intensive and innovative build highlights include a new chassis, four-link suspension, bespoke interior, heavy-duty drivetrain and many unique parts.
More than 8,500 hours were invested in bringing this vision to life, and the Blazer features many 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. 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.
According to Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring the build was named “Bully” because it’s a reimagining of Chevrolet’s premier off-roader, and every aspect of this build was designed to push the envelope. “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,” he mentions.