Ringbrothers 1969 Dodge Charger ‘TUSK’ unveiled

Ringbrothers 1969 Dodge Charger ‘TUSK’ unveiled


‘TUSK’ 1969 Dodge Charger

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SPRING GREEN, Wis. – Ringbrothers, the custom car builder and parts manufacturer, unveiled their latest custom creation, “TUSK,” a meticulous and thorough remastering of the iconic 1969 Dodge Charger. Engineered from the wheels-up, TUSK is an uncompromised expression of the original with extensive fabrication and carbon-fiber components combined with a modern chassis, suspension and MoPar’s most powerful crate engine: the 1,000 horsepower Hellephant.

Limited to just 100 units, the rare and coveted Hellephant serves as the soundtrack, powerplant and inspiration for the Charger’s name. The 426ci (7.0-liter) supercharged V8 delivers 950 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels via a Bowler TREMEC T-56 Magnum six-speed manual and a QA1 REV Series custom carbon-fiber driveshaft with a Strange Engineering Ford 9-inch rear end. The all-aluminum Hemi rests below a custom two-piece carbon-fiber hood with billet machined hood scoop grilles and is mounted 2.5 inches further back against the custom-built firewall for better weight distribution.

The coveted Hellephant lives under the hood of TUSK.

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Every piece of TUSK has been customized by the Ringbrothers team. The Charger’s iconic front end features a one-piece exposed carbon-fiber surround with a single piece of billet machined chrome trim accentuating the “blind-eye” grille. The front valance and chin spoiler are one-off pieces designed in-house at Ringbrothers, and both the front and rear bumpers have been tucked and narrowed to further the Charger’s imposing design. Other custom touches include the removal of the windshield cowl vents, reshaped and extended rear quarter end caps, new door skins, extended and lowered rocker panels, one-off belly pan, lower rear valance, and custom driveline tunnel and floors.

“The Charger’s ‘coke-bottle’ body is the perfect canvas to push the limits of what we can do and showcase our in-house talent and capabilities,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “TUSK took over 5,000 hours to complete and is a radical rethink of the classic Charger, marrying the aesthetics of a 20th-century icon with the rigorous build quality and signature touches Ringbrothers has become renowned for.”

BASF Glasurit’s “Black to the Future” accentuates the Charger’s tapered fenders and muscular proportions while the contrasting gold elements give notice of a rightly menacing look. That intimidating aesthetic is not purely visual, as the front wheels have been brought forward two inches to extend the wheelbase and enhance handling. A custom Roadster Shop FAST TRACK chassis brings dynamic performance to the foreground. The Charger features Fox RS SV coilovers at all four corners with ample stopping power thanks to Baer Brakes Extreme 6S six-piston calipers. To aid in dissipating brake heat, the front fenders feature machined billet side vents, and the Charger rides on Ringbrothers “TUSK” Edition HRE Wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires.

The same meticulous approach extends to the interior with modern comforts and conveniences, including a custom leather interior with a carbon-fiber console and, in true Mopar fashion, a custom carbon-fiber “pistol grip” shifter. The bespoke interior was tailored by Upholstery Unlimited and is appointed with a Gentex rearview mirror, Dakota Digital gauges and a Vintage Air Gen IV climate-control system.

Ringbrothers offers a host of products for the Charger, including hood and trunk hinge kits, steering wheels, universal parts and more. Visit www.ringbrothers.com for more details.

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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 SEMA Battle of the Builders wins in 2019 and 2022. 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 set the standard with its innovative products and builds. Learn more about Ringbrothers products and builds at Ringbrothers.com.

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