- R​ing Brothers "Copperback 427" '67 Mustang. Story & Photos by Royce Rumsey © 2019 all rights reserved

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Ring Bros’ work resonates with the automotive community

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St. Luke’s Catholic Church cemetery crucifixes and the revered Stations of the Cross were recently painted by the caring and talented Ring Brothers.

Usually their painting skills are lovingly and beautifully applied to their renowned resto-design builds of American automotive icons—Mustangs, Camaros, F100s, Dodge Chargers, among others—including the famed “Ringabago”—a 1000hp 1972 Winnebago that enters the Midwestern highways at 0-60 in 4 second acceleration.

In the past 20 years Jim and Mike Ring have applied their talents, their devotion to detail and their Midwestern work ethic to create some of the most renowned “resto” style creations in automotive art. These builds include the famous (and infamous) ’69 Charger “Defector”, ’72 AMC Javelin AMX “Defiant”, ’48 Caddy “Madam V” ’66 Chevelle “Recoil”, ’64 Fairlane “Afterburner” among many others…including the car featured here, the 2007 build of the “Copperback 427” 67 Mustang.

The Ring Brothers "Copperback 427" shows the right stance.

The Ring Brothers "Copperback 427" shows the right stance.

The Ring Brothers appeal has resonated out from Plain, Wisconsin to the entire global automotive community--with the likes of Jay Leno and Tim Allen singing their praises and requests for multi-year exclusive build contracts coming in from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, The Netherlands and Japan---all of this in just 14 years from their first commissioned full-custom build.

But the Ring Brothers remain faithful to their Midwestern community: They use $30,000+ engines built by Wegner Motorsports in Markesan. Welding supplies come from Miller Electric in Appleton, the shop’s spray booth was built by Global Finishing Solutions in Osseo and their amazing upholstery is done by Upholstery Unlimited, Clinton Iowa.

T​he famed Ring Brothers logo emblazoned on the '67 Mustang grille

T​he famed Ring Brothers logo emblazoned on the '67 Mustang grille

"​Copperback 424" logo executed in typical Ring Brothers flawless style.

"​Copperback 424" logo executed in typical Ring Brothers flawless style.

T​he Ring Brothers utilize the services of Ultimate Upholstery for swathing their customers in flawless style and luxury.

T​he Ring Brothers utilize the services of Ultimate Upholstery for swathing their customers in flawless style and luxury.

The “Copperback 427” was created in 2007 and embodies all of the famous Ring Brothers design sensibilities and touches. The ’67 Fastback retains all of the primary Mustang design language but with tasteful applications of state-of-art technology and design sensibilities—all wrapped in signature Ring Brothers flawless “Cu29” flavored paint and matching, exquisite interior by Upholstery Unlimited.

Beautifully nested beyond the firewall is Roush Racing, Fuel-Injected aluminum-head 427 hooked up to a Tremec 5-speed—delivering nearly 600 anxious ponies to massive custom wheels and tires. A custom dash and gauges keep track of all the power business and control is provided via Alston suspension and Total Control Products with Baer 6pot binders.

F​uel-injected, aluminum-head 427 by Roush Performance provides 560 anxious pony hustle to the Copperback 427.

F​uel-injected, aluminum-head 427 by Roush Performance provides 560 anxious pony hustle to the Copperback 427.

A​ cabin of luminous Cu 29 toned leather luxury.

A​ cabin of luminous Cu 29 toned leather luxury.

A​ dialed in suspension makes sure that the Roush power is delivered to all four corners with absolute control.

A​ dialed in suspension makes sure that the Roush power is delivered to all four corners with absolute control.

Such a build as the Copperback rings the bells of the automotive authorities—garning the 2007 BASF award at SEMA and Goodguys 2007 “Ford In a Ford” awards

Creations like this striking and magnificent Mustang are why the HotRod Power Tour that runs through the entire Mississippi River route includes a stop at an “autobody shop” on Wisconsin Hwy 14 in Plain.

If you need crosses painted or an outrageous custom car crafted Jim and Mike will accommodate you with their Midwestern sensibilities and values. You will not be disappointed and you will likely by amazed.

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Comments (4)

  • Definitely amazed by this one!

      1 year ago
  • An incredible machine. Wow!

      1 year ago
  • Almost every Ring Bros creation is spot on and beautiful. I know if I wanted something custom, that would easily be the place I would go

      1 year ago
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