Named “Defiant!” with the exclamation point and all, is one of the craziest custom vehicles to ever come through the Wisconsin-based builders at Ringbrothers Customs.
The acerbic appearance, sleek construction, and quad-digit power output set this car in a class of its own. When Ringbrothers was approached with this idea, they already had a chassis in mind, the 1972 Javelin, a car that had been living in the streets of their hometown for the last forty years.
With an aggressive timeline of less than 12 months, Ringbrothers had no time to delay and they got to work right away. Besides dropping in a 6.2-liter Hemi Mopar Hellcat engine, powered by Wegner Motorsports, Ringbrothers had to move the wheels forward six and a half inches, recreate the wheel arches, revitalize the hood, front fenders, grille, and front valance. Additionally, the tail lights, bumpers, and trim were all remolded and refinished to fit the Defiant!’s new build. The result? Something absolutely wonderful.
You can certainly see the Javelin’s old character and charm sticking through, but the Defiant! has claimed a style and look of its own. With one of the meanest grilles you’ll ever see and powerful dual-set orb lights, staring at the front of this beast is an experience all its own. Considering how impactful that is, I can only imagine what it would be like to sit behind the wheel and push the pedal to the metal on an open stretch of asphalt.