If you’ve been following us for some time, you know that we like offroad-capable vehicles, and if you’ve been over at RECOILweb lately, you’d have seen the 1979 Ballistic Bronco redux. Recently Ringbrothers built a stunning 1970 Chevy Blazer, owned by Omaze Sweepstakes, in benefit of the veteran’s based Disaster Relief organization, Team Rubicon.
Here’s their press release to show off the vehicle and explain how to enter the sweepstakes:
RINGBROTHERS BUILDS ONE-OF-A-KIND 1970 CHEVROLET BLAZER FOR OMAZE SWEEPSTAKES SUPPORTING TEAM RUBICON
The Wisconsin-based custom car builder created a custom, one-off Chevrolet K5 Blazer for the online fundraising company Omaze which will be given away as part of a sweepstakes supporting the veteran-owned disaster response charity.
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SPRING GREEN, Wis. (June. 10, 2021) — Ringbrothers today debuted its latest bespoke vehicle, a custom 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer 4×4 powered by a 430 horsepower LS3 engine. The vehicle was built for an Omaze sweepstakes experience to support Team Rubicon, a non-profit organization that mobilizes veterans to continue their service by helping people prepare, respond, and recover from disasters. The sweepstakes opened on the Omaze website on June 7, 2021 and will be running until September 16, 2021.
“We began building Blazers a few years back, and they’ve really taken off in popularity since then,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “This is first time we are building a vehicle that will be given away. The finished product is mild and classy, yet any enthusiast will instantly know it’s not stock.”
The Ringbrothers 1970 Chevrolet K5 Blazer has been modernized inside and out. The new LS3 engine delivers 430 horsepower and is lubricated with Motul engine oil while a custom Flowmaster exhaust system adds an aggressive tone. The Ringbrothers K5 Blazer also rides on a custom set of HRE forged wheels shod in General Grabber all-terrain tires paired with a QA1 suspension system.
In addition to the modern performance upgrades, the Blazer’s original hardtop has been replaced with a bikini soft top and custom roll bar for additional safety and open-top driving enjoyment. The show-quality bodywork was completed using 3M auto body products and finished with a fresh coat of “Growler Green” BASF paint. Body modifications include a new hood and enlarged wheel wells as well as custom billet Ringbrothers parts including door handles, hood hinges and dash bezel. The custom interior by Upholstery Unlimited includes leather seats, door panels, dash pads, side panels, console and soft top.
“We have completed a few Blazers now and each build is unique and different from the last,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring. “This Blazer comes with all the modifications and upgrades an enthusiast could want.”
The Omaze sweepstakes started on June 7, 2021 and will run until September 16, 2021. For more information, to view the Official Rules, and to enter for the chance to win, visit Omaze.com/ringbrothers. Through grants from Charities Aid Foundation America, a US-registered, 501(c)(3) public charity, donations in connection with this experience will support Team Rubicon, a 501(c)3 non-profit that utilizes the skills and experiences of military veterans and first responders to deploy emergency response teams in times of crisis.
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. 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 per year at the annual SEMA Show. Learn more about Ringbrothers products and builds at Ringbrothers.com.
Ringbrothers 1970 K-5 Blazer
Designers: Jim & Mike Ring
Vehicle Name: Watchman
- Replace hard top with Roll bar and bikini soft top conversion
- Moved engine back 4”, built new firewall
- Enlarged wheel wells
- Ringbrothers designed carbon fiber non-cosmetic hood with custom billet hood inserts
- Straightened side panels
- Custom machined gas cap and body mods around the gas filler
- Installed new glass, gaskets, seals
- Full custom leather interior
Ringbrothers Products Installed: hood hinges, valve covers, gauge & A/C bezels, glove box door, side marker lights, tail lights, door handles, window cranks, comp switches, hardware, custom steering wheel
Under the Hood
- GM LS3 6.2L 376ci Crate Engine 430 HP @ 5900 RPM
- Bowler Tru-Street 350 4×4 Automatic Transmission
- Flowmaster 44 Stainless Steel Exhaust
- Earl’s Fittings and Hoses
- Painless Wiring Harness
- Stock Aluminum Radiator
- Vintage Air A/C System
- J.W. Speaker Headlights
- Red Hat Steering Box
- Heat Shield protected
- Stock Drive Shafts
- QA1 Shocks and Sway Bars
- HRE – Custom Wheel –Size: 18” x 12”
- General Tire Grabber X3 – Size: 33 x 12.5R18
- Baer Brakes – Front 6P-Piston / Rear 6-Piston Monoblock
- Warn 4-WD Lockouts
- BASF Glasurit 55 Line – Growler Green (MG 673.00)
- GFS Paint Booth System
- Chroming by Advanced Plating
- Anodizing by Pioneer Metal Finishing
- Custom leather seats, door panels, dash pad, side panels, console, soft top by Upholstery Unlimited
- Dakota Digital Gauges set in Ringbrothers custom bezel
- Ididit Steering Column
- Dynamat Sound Control Material
- Kenwood Head Unit
- Kicker Speakers & Amplifier
- BASF Glasurit 55 Line Interior Paint color – Camo Caramel (TAS 1141)
- Holley/Flowmaster/ Earl’s
- Baer Brakes
- California Car Covers
- Dakota Digital Gauges
- Global Finishing Solutions
- Heat Shield
- J.W. Speaker
- Miller Welding
- Painless Wiring
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