1968 Buick Electra custom

Discussion in 'A boatload of fun' started by Buzzo, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Buzzo

    Buzzo Active Member

    I know this isn't everyones cup of tea, but I thought I'd post. We will be finished in a couple weeks, and I will post pictures of the trim installed and interior in.

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  2. Mister T

    Mister T Just truckin' around

    That is pretty slick! I wonder how it would look with about 2 inches channeled from the body, and another 2 inches chopped from the roof.:Do No:
     
  3. Buzzo

    Buzzo Active Member


    It's channeled now, and wont go any lower. I don't think I'd like the top chopped, and even if I did there wouldn't be any head room. You can see how we had to do the floors to save as much room as possible and it barely has enough space to be comfortable.

    thanks for the kind words. I was approved for a sema booth, but I dont care to mess with all of that. Im going to take it to goodguys here in dallas in oct though.

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  4. 72RivGS

    72RivGS Well-Known Member

    I think it looks awesome with the channeled body and un-chopped roof. Can't wait for more pics.
     
  5. breakinbuick11

    breakinbuick11 Platinum Level Contributor

    Thats sick. Perfect example of tastefully done.
     
  6. leojvs

    leojvs The anti-Prius.

    :shock: OMG that looks brilliant!!!
    So smooth!
     
  7. Mister T

    Mister T Just truckin' around

    D'oh, I did not see that.:Dou: Anyway, I like it a lot, very nicely done.
     
  8. Buzzo

    Buzzo Active Member

    A lot of work has went into this car, media blasted, powdercoated frame, wilwoods all the way around, we're putting a set of 62 Dodge Furry seats in the front so dont be too mad at us for that lol.

    Only thing I need now is a super nice electra emblem for the trunk, the one I had sent out to plating came back with too many pits. So if you guys know of one that is super nice please let me know.
     
  9. 68ElectraCustom

    68ElectraCustom Well-Known Member

    Reviving this thread as I am the new owner of this machine. Will post pics soon
     
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  10. 68ElectraCustom

    68ElectraCustom Well-Known Member

    Pulled the motor and trans as it needed to be all disassembled and cleaned. Bought the car last year from my good friend who owned the car since 2013ish. Car caught fire to the engine bay when my buddy had it due to a leaking fuel rail feed line and she sat for about two years. Now im the owner and getting her all back together.
     

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  11. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Beautiful custom! I can’t help but think the fire was the old gal rejecting that chevy organ transplant though. Her blood type is BBB.
    Patrick
     
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  12. 68ElectraCustom

    68ElectraCustom Well-Known Member

    Repairing the firewall
     

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  13. 68ElectraCustom

    68ElectraCustom Well-Known Member

    First coat of primer
     

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  14. 68ElectraCustom

    68ElectraCustom Well-Known Member

    Turned out good. Time to put the motor and trans back in
     

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  15. 68ElectraCustom

    68ElectraCustom Well-Known Member

    New wheels and tires
     

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  16. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Sweet looking ride:cool:. I thought I seen intercoolers in the front grill is she getting twin turbos:rolleyes:?
     
  17. 68ElectraCustom

    68ElectraCustom Well-Known Member

    Just a single turbo setup. The two intercoolers are there so I could keep the hood latch
     
  18. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Ahhh I see. Cool none the less. Keep the build thread going with lots of pics:D.
     
  19. 68ElectraCustom

    68ElectraCustom Well-Known Member

    New trunk air ride setup done. Just need to mount the battery and battery box.
     

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  20. 68ElectraCustom

    68ElectraCustom Well-Known Member

    Nose up
     

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