SEMA eNews Vol. 21, No. 44, November 1, 2018

Ringbrothers Unveil LS3-Powered ’71 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer Restomod

By SEMA Editors

  RingbrothersJim and Mike Ring unveiled a ’71 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer known as “Seaker”—their first custom SUV. 
   

Ringbrothers returned to the SEMA Show this year with a ’71 Chevrolet K-5 Blazer known as “Seaker”—the first custom SUV by Jim and Mike Ring.

“Seaker” takes the K5 platform and adds modern performance and amenities with a show-quality finish. The custom SUV is powered by a GM LS3 crate engine with a Holley Fuel System producing 430 hp. The GM powerplant is connected to a Bowler Performance 4L60E automatic transmission, while a custom Flowmaster exhaust provides a healthy growl. An AFCO Radiator with Prestone anti-freeze provides cooling for the big engine. Suspension components are provided by RideTech, while the running boards, firewall, air box, engine covers, fan shroud, floors and side panels are all designed and fabricated by Ringbrothers.

The Blazer features a modern leather interior wrapped in laser-straight sheet metal with the help of 3M refinishing tools. Each panel was then coated in several layers of a custom BASF Glasurit color known as “Brazilian Smoke.” It also has a 1-in. body lift and larger wheel wells to make room for custom 17-in. Circle Racing wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires. The interior upholstery is by Upholstery Unlimited, with A/C provided by Vintage Air.

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