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Rusty Bucks Ranch LLC
restoration of the
"Ray"
1966 Ford Fairlane GT / GTA 429
The
"Ray"
66 Ford Fairlane GT
arrives at
Rusty Bucks Ranch LLC
for restoration.
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This 66 Fairlane came into our possession with a
429 and C6 automatic transmission.
We will be performing a complete restoration.
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Metal Fabrication
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Left
Front Fender
     
     
     
     
     
Metal Fabrication
& Rust Repair
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Right
Front Fender
 

Cowl panel
Rust repair
and Fabrication
     
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About Our
Restorations,
Pricing and Quotes
policy:
We keep our
price structure
simple, labor plus
parts & material.  
In most cases we
will not bid a job,
however, we will
offer the best
estimate we can
but it will only be
an estimate.

When you give a
firm bid for doing
any type of repair
or service on this
type of equipment,
you must have a
built in cushion to
cover any
unexpected
problems that might
arise.  If no
problems arise, the
bidder comes out
ahead and the
customer loses,
however, if major
problems arise the
bidder loses. Our
policy is made to be
fair for both parties
concerned.
After a project has
been started and if
any unexpected
major problems
should arise, the
customer is always
notified before work
continues. We do
our best to keep
our customers
informed.  When we
go to settle an
account, we do not
like unexpected
surprises just as
much as the
customer.

We can/will stop the
restoration process
at any time per the
customers request.
Should unexpected
hardships occur, you
are not locked in to
finish to completion
any project that is
underway. We
recognize that daily
life brings
unexpected
obstacles along the
way. We can delay
or stop our services
at your request
should you find
yourself in a difficult
spot.
Completed

Metal Fabrication
& Rust Repair
Front
Floor Pans

Metal Fabrication
& Rust Repair
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Trunk Pan

Metal Fabrication
& Rust Repair
Rear
Floor Pans
 
     
     
     

Body and
Rear Quarters
 
     
     
     


Engine Bay
   
     

Doors
Rust Repair and
Fabrication

Metal Fabrication
& Rust Repair
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Doors
   
     
     



Tail light
Repair
  Left Taillight
Left Taillight
Left Tail light - lower
section fabricated
Left Tail light - fabricated
and tack welded in
 
  Right Tail light rot
is cut away.
Right Tail light lower
section fabricated.
Right Tail light upper
rotted tab cut away.
Upper tab section
being hand fabricated
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Upper tab is tack welded in..

429 c.i.
Engine Prep

and

C6
Transmission Prep
A little tech info about the
429/460 Big Blocks.

429 c.i. and 460 c.i. blocks
are the same. You must
check the crankshaft to
see which you have. Look
at the casting on the
leading or trailing edge of
the 3rd counterweight from
the snout.

The 429 crank will be
stamped with one of the
following:
4U, 4UA, or UAB

The 460 crank will be
stamped with one of the
following:
2Y, 2YA, 2YAB, or 2YABC
More tech info about the
429/460 Big Blocks.

The casting date will be in
the lifter valley of the
engine and will be a
sequence such as:

2J30
2 = 1972
J = October
30 = 30th day

The cylinder heads are
stamped using the same
date codes and that
casting # can be found by
removing the valve covers.
Edelbrock
Performer 460 intake
  D3VE-A2A heads
Rt. Bank (2H18) born on
8/18/1972
Left Bank (2K3) born on
11/3/72
429 c.i. Big Block born on
October 30, 1972
  D1VE-A2B Block with
4UA (429) Crankshaft
     
     
 
     
     
     

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Metal Fabrication
& Rust Repair
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Rear Window
Channel
Rear Window channel
previous to repair
Rotted area of lower
channel cut out.
New metal being
fabricated to fit
Welding the newly
fabricated channel in
New channel gets tack
welded as it's fitted.
Lower section of channel
is all tacked in.
Left side of channel
is all tacked in.
Right side of channel
is all tacked in.
Picklex-20 and NuMetal
applied and sanded.
Picklex-20 and NuMetal
applied and sanded.
Picklex-20 and NuMetal
applied and sanded.
A few coats of primer to
keep rust from reappearing
A few coats of primer to
keep rust from reappearing
A few coats of primer to
keep rust from reappearing
A few coats of primer to
keep rust from reappearing
Metal Fabrication
& Rust Repair
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Front Window
Channel
  Front window channel is
in much better shape.
Picklex-20, a simple clean
up, some die grinding...
   
and a few coats of primer
to keep rust away.
   
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Wayne