In our last update, the Happy Camper got a healthy dose of power courtesy of the folks at AeromotiveMSDBowler Transmissions, and Wegner Automotive.  Now that it had the basics of what was needed to move under its own power, it was time to start working on the interior.

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0 Comments | Posted in Hot Rod RV By Jon Barrett

The Happy Camper Gets a Heart

June 23, 2014 8:53:00 PM CDT

 

Our Hot Rod RV, now called "The Happy Camper," has been a real source of joy around the Ringbrothers shop and the project has taken on a life of its own.  When we first bought it at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Arizona it had already been slightly customized, but it needed a lot of work.  Not ones to leave well enough alone, the second it got back to our shop in Spring Green, WI, we immediately stripped it down to its bare shell and began formulating ideas of where to go from there.  What we decided on was to build a party on wheels that was build with styling cues that harkened to a WWII bomber in the cockpit and had some real ... well ... Mid-West flair in the coach.  So after we fixed the brakes, painted the wheels, and got the Winnie back on its feet, we started looking to the interior and began fabricating and machining some of the interior pieces.  But before we got to far on the interior we needed to give this old motorhome a new heart.

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0 Comments | Posted in Hot Rod RV By Jon Barrett

When we last saw the Ringbrothers Hot Rod RV we had just finished shipping it up to our shop in Spring Green, WI where we immediately proceeded to strip the entire interior and remove all of the running gear.  While the previous interior had been fun and funky, it just wasn’t Ringbrothers.  The mechanical condition of this RV left a lot to be desired too.  The Mopar 318 was tired and worn out, as was the transmission, and there was only one working brake.

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0 Comments | Posted in Hot Rod RV By Cory Burns

 

Did you see the Ringbrothers Blizzard Mustang on the cover of the March 2014 issue of Popular Hot Rodding? In this issue the magazine picks its Top 17 coolest Street Machine muscle cars from the 2013 SEMA Show floor and both of the vehicles we debuted were chosen.

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Earlier this month we attended the 2014 Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona to watch our 1964 Ford Fairlane Afterburner and 1967 Ford Mustang Kona.  While we were there perusing the endless rows of shiny classics, muscle cars, and rare exotics, there was one vehicle that immediately caught our eye – a custom 1972 Winnebago Brave dubbed “The Hot Rod RV.”


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0 Comments | Posted in Hot Rod RV By Cory Burns