1965 Mustang Ballistic

Ringbrothers Goes 'Ballistic' with a New Drop-Top Mustang

World famous custom car builder and high-quality billet parts manufacturer Ringbrothers unveiled its newest one-of-a-kind Mustang, the 1965 widebody convertible Mustang “Ballistic” in the Ringbrothers booth at the 2016 SEMA Show on November 2, 2016. “Ballistic” marked a first for Ringbrothers, as the builder has built many Mustangs, but this is the first widebody convertible to leave the Spring Green, Wisconsin shop. The Mustang unveil was also the first time Ringbrothers hosted a car reveal in its booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

Mike and Jim Ring created the “Ballistic” Mustang for owner Greg Avra and kept the styling a little more low-key than some of their previous builds, but the convertible is still a typical Ringbrothers work of art. Under the hood, the Ring boys installed a 5.8 liter supercharged motor from a GT500 which is kept running smoothly by Royal Purple and kept cool by Prestone fluids. The engine is mated to a Bowler-built Tremec T-56 Magnum six-speed transmission with a Centerforce clutch, QA1 driveshaft and a Ford nine-inch style rear end built by John’s Industries. Exhaust is expelled through a fully custom stainless steel exhaust system with Flowmaster Mufflers.

Bringing the Ford-powered convertible to a stop are a set of Baer Brakes with six-piston calipers and rotors sized 15-inches in the front and 14-inches in the rear. “Ballistic” wears custom forged HRE Performance Wheels sized at 18x10.5 in the front and 19x12 in the back and shod in sticky Nitto INVO tires sized 295/35/18 up front and 325/30/19 out back.

The cabin of the Mustang is stylized with comfortable custom seats by Upholstery Unlimited. Custom gauges by Classic Instruments keep the driver informed and a Vintage Air system keeps the interior climate controlled when the top is up. The Mustang is also adorned inside and out with high-quality Ringbrothers billet parts, crafted in-house, including the shifter, shifter knob, brake handle cover, trunk hinges, hood hinges and turn indicator.

The exterior of the car is fitted with a Ringbrothers signature handcrafted widebody Mustang kit and carbon fiber body panels including the hood, deck lid, and bumpers. “Ballistic” is finished in a gorgeous custom BASF Glasurit paint color named “Blu By U.”

Vehicle Specs:


Engine:  5.8 Ford

Forced Induction: Ford

Engine Oil:  Royal Purple

Engine Oil Weight:  5W30

Transmission:  Bowler Tremec T-56 Magnum 6 Speed

Transmission Oil:  Royal Purple

Rear End Manufacturer:  John’s Industries

Rear End Type:   Ford 9”

Drive Shaft: QA1

Differential Oil: 80-90 Royal Purple


Type:  Rack and Pinion

Manufacturer:  Detroit Speed

Steering Column:  Ididit

Power Steering Fluid:  Royal Purple



Seats:  Upholstery Unlimited Custom

Gauges:  Classic Instruments

A/C System:  Vintage Air


Stereo System

Head Unit:  Pioneer

Speakers: Focal

Amplifier: Focal


Wheels and Tires

Wheel Manufacturer/Model:  HRE Wheels

Front Wheel Size: 18” X 10.5”

Rear Wheel Size:  19” X 12”

Tire Manufacturer/Model: Nitto

Front Tire Size:  295/35/18

Rear Tire Size:  325/30/19



Paint Manufacturer:  BASF/Glasurit 90 Line

Paint Color:  "Blu By U"

Paint Booth: Global Finishing Solutions Ringbrothers Performer Booth

Tail light lens:  Ringbrothers Custom Billet



Fuel Type: Premium

Fuel Pump: Aeromotive

Fuel Tank/Cell: Aeromotive

Fluids:  Royal Purple



Front Manufacturer:  Baer Brakes

Front Caliper Specs:  Mono Block 15”

Rear Manufacturer:  Baer Brakes

Rear Caliper Specs:  Mono Block 14”



Battery Location:  Trunk

Battery Manufacturer:  Optima



Header Manufacturer:  Custom Ringbrothers

Exhaust Manufacturer:  Flowmaster



Radiator:  AFCO

Fans:  Spal

Fluids:  Prestone



Chassis:  Detroit Speed


Front Suspension Manufacturer:  Detroit Speed

Front Suspension Type: Aluma Frame

Rear Suspension Manufacturer:  Detroit Speed

Rear Suspension Type: Quadra Link

Shock Manufacturer: AFCO

Sway Bars: Detroit Speed


Corporate Sponsors




Royal Purple


Product Sponsors and Partners




ARP Automotive Racing Products

Baer Brakes

California Car Co.


Classic Instruments


GFS – Global Finishing Solutions

Heat Shield Products

Holley Performance

HRE Wheels

Miller Welding




Painless Wiring

Upholstery Unlimited   

Vintage Air

Wegner Motorsports

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