Douglas Glad Editor-In-Chief
November 7, 2016

If you were at the 2016 SEMA show and survived the nightlife, you might be interested in seeing cars you missed. Ballistic, a 1965 wide-body convertible from the Ringbrothers was revealed on Wednesday, the day after your bender.

If you are a fan of the bros, you might notice that this car is a little more subdued than the other builds they have trotted out of their Spring Green, Wisconsin shop. When you get closer, you notice the billet handbrake or carbon fiber luggage rack, then 100 other hand-made or custom billet items. The details make a car like this different from the sea of Mustang convertibles you can find at cars and coffee.

Under the hood, there is a supercharged 5.8L from a GT500 and the ubiquitous T-56 Magnum six speed behind it. There's a 9-inch in the back.

The exterior features the Ringbrothers handcrafted wide body kit that features a carbon fiber hood, deck lid, and bumpers. It sits low on a custom reinforced chassis. The wheels are 18x10.5 and 19x12 with 295/35ZR18 and 325/30ZR19 Nitto INVO tires.

It's a convertible. People are going to look. The interior has custom upholstery, custom gauges, and was hosed down with Ringbrothers custom-billet everything that we can't possible list here. Check the photo gallery for all the cool stuff, and next year, get up early and see these car like this in person.


Vehicle: 1965 Wide Body Mustang Convertible "Ballistic"
Built by: Ringbrothers
Owner: Greg Avra
Rendering: Gary Ragle, Ragle Design

Engine: 5.8 Ford
Forced Induction: Ford
Engine Oil: Royal Purple
Engine Oil Weight: 5W30
Transmission: Bowler Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 Speed
Transmission Oil: Royal Purple
Rear End Manufacturer: John's Industries
Rear End Type: Ford 9"
Drive Shaft: QA1
Differential Oil: 80-90 Royal Purple

Type: Rack and Pinion
Manufacturer: Detroit Speed
Steering Column: Ididit
Power Steering Fluid: Royal Purple

Seats: Upholstery Unlimited Custom
Gauges: Classic Instruments
A/C System: Vintage Air

Stereo System
Head Unit: Pioneer
Speakers: Focal
Amplifier: Focal

Wheels and Tires
Wheel Manufacturer/Model: HRE
Front Wheel Size: 18" X 10.5"
Rear Wheel Size: 19" X 12"
Tire Manufacturer/Model: Nitto
Front Tire Size: 295/35/18
Rear Tire Size: 325/30/19

Paint Manufacturer: BASF/Glasurit 90 Line
Paint Color: Blu By U
Paint Booth: Global Finishing Solutions Ringbrothers Performer Booth
Tail light lens: Ringbrothers Custom Billet

Fuel Type: Premium
Fuel Pump: Aeromotive
Fuel Tank/Cell: Aeromotive
Fuel Management:
Fluids: Royal Purple

Front Manufacturer: Baer Brakes
Front Caliper Specs: Mono Block 15"
Rear Manufacturer: Baer Brakes
Rear Caliper Specs: Mono Block 14"

Battery Location: Trunk
Battery Manufacturer: Optima

Header Manufacturer: Custom Ringbrothers
Exhaust Manufacturer: Flowmaster

Radiator: AFCO
Fans: Spal
Fluids: Prestone

Chassis: Detroit Speed

Front Suspension Manufacturer: Detroit Speed
Front Suspension Type: Aluma Frame
Rear Suspension Manufacturer: Detroit Speed
Rear Suspension Type: Quadra Link
Shock Manufacturer: AFCO
Sway Bars: Detroit Speed

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