The annual SEMA Show is once again upon us, with top auto builders from around the world converging on Las Vegas to show off their latest and greatest custom creations. That includes Ringbrothers LLC out of Spring Green, Wisconsin, which is showing up to the show with this wild 1972 K5 Chevy Blazer dubbed “Bully.”
We’ve seen some impressive builds from Ringbrothers in the past, including the custom 1969 Chevy Camaro known as Valkyrja that took the win in the 2019 SEMA Battle of the Builders. Now, Ringbrothers is back at it with a “reimagining” of the hugely popular K5 Chevy Blazer.
“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,” said Ringbrothers co-owner, Mike Ring.
The new Bully 1972 K5 Chevy Blazer boasts several one-off 3D-printed components and machined parts, with the stunning exterior draped in custom BASF Glasurit waterborne “Bashful Blue” paint. Carbon fiber was added as well via custom fender flares and a custom hood, while 18-inch by 12-inch HRE wheels wrapped in beefy 325/65R18 Cooper Discoverer STT Pro tires are mounted in the corners.
Providing the motivation is a 6.8L LS3 V8 boosted by a 2.9L Whipple supercharger, plus Holley Dominator EFI fuel management. Spent gasses exit through custom Flowmaster headers and mufflers. The V8 was built by Wegner Motorsports, and is rated at a pavement-churning 1,200 horsepower.
All that muscle is harnessed by a Bowler Tru-Street GM 4L80E automatic transmission, with Currie Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear axles.
Under the skin is a fully customized chassis from Roadster Shop sporting heavy-duty off-road suspension, including a triangulated four-link setup with two Fox coilovers per wheel. Baer six-piston brakes at each corner throw the anchor.
Naturally, the interior is fully kitted-out, showing off a bespoke “floating” treatment with in-house fabricated seats. The custom upholstery was done by Steve Pearson at Upholstery Unlimited, while final details include Dakota Digital gauges and a custom carbon fiber steering wheel.
Ringbrothers says it’s invested more than 8,500 hours into the build, and it certainly looks it, given the photos.