Custom car builder and parts-manufacturer Ringbrothers, of Spring Green, Wisconsin has completed and delivered a 1971 Chevrolet K5 Blazer commissioned by hip-hop star Future. The Blazer features a 6.2-liter LS3 engine that produces 430 horsepower and is mated to a 4L80-E transmission and tuned exhaust by Flowmaster.
Ringbrothers, a SEMA and GoodGuys award-winning builder, known for its muscle car builds, is fast becoming a top producer of restomod Blazers in a marketplace where demand for high horsepower vintage SUVs has skyrocketed.
The Future-commissioned vehicle features custom BASF British Racing Green paint scheme atop a refinished body and gold 18-inch HRE wheels complete the look. The K5 Blazer also includes a custom tan interior by Upholstery Unlimited with several Ringbrothers touches throughout.
“We first started building Blazers a few years back, and they’ve really taken off in popularity since then,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “There is no assembly line at our shop, as each build is completed by hand, bespoke to the owner’s request. There is no other Blazer in the world like this one.”
“We’re humbled that people continue to come to us for special projects like this,” said Ringbrothers co-owner and other Ring-brother Mike Ring. “We realize that our customers could get a new Ferrari or Lamborghini but choose us instead. It’s an honor we don’t take lightly, so we put our heart into each project. We’re glad Future appreciates that.”
Ringbrothers completed its first K5 Blazer in 2018. The platform took off in popularity, and Ringbrothers recreated several K5-specific products, including a glove-box door, hood hinges, and a dash gauge bezel. Future’s Blazer features those parts, along with a custom carbon-fiber hood and custom tailgate with integrated seating. The musician’s Blazer also features a JL Audio sound system.