Ringbrothers often brings down the house with their custom car builds, and the latest reveal from the custom shop doesn’t disappoint. Meet the 1969 Dodge Charger “Defector.”
The company started with a standard 1969 Charger and began the extensive body modifications from there. However, the goal was to keep the Charger’s iconic design with modifications to convey a factory appearance. In total, the company invested more than 4,700 hours to build the car.
The most significant changes to the car reside at the rear, where the Charger’s body was shortened by two inches in the trunk area. From there, Ringbrothers actually lengthened the wheelbase by three inches, which resulted in wider side rockers, and lower quarter panels. The rear wheel wells were also opened to expose the 19-inch HRE wheels. It all blends together seamlessly.
Underneath the 1969 Charger, Ringbrothers sourced a Detroit Speed Hydroformed Subframe with rack and pinion steering, front sway bars and four-link rear suspension. Finally, the car was finished in a BASF Glasurit color named “Greener On The Other Side.”
For performance, the custom shop selected a 6.4-liter Hemi V8 engine, while six-piston Baer brakes provide stopping power.
As incredible as this build is, it’s likely Ringbrother’s Hellcat-powered AMC Javelin will overshadow it. That car debuts later today.