1963 Buick Electra 225

Don Graham
Temecula, CA

I got this Buick in a trade. I was building an '05 Excursion, doing an '08 Super Duty conversion. This guy in Colorado saw it and wanted it. He had a handful of projects and long story short I picked this Electra, mainly because she's different than the usual build. This guy loaded her up and drove all the way to Southern California. I thought she would be a fairly simple build. She looked good in the pics. I saw some body panels that would need work but once I got her in the garage she revealed more and more. I'm currently in the process of building a 5.3 LS gen IV and a 4L60 transmission. I'm cutting the rust out of the doors, fenders and floor pans. I decided to pull her all apart make sure the frame is good. I'm going to complete the air ride system and hopefully by next year's Rod Run we'll be ready.