A Ford 9-inch rearend out of a Lincoln Continental is a sought-after junkyard jewel. Giordano added a stout brace across the back, an extra layer of steel under the pumpkin, and a custom skidplate. Axles are of the 35-spline variety. The 9-inch third member boasts the strength of a full spool and is fitted with a 6.33:1 ring-and-pinion. The ultra-low ring-and-pinion ratio lets the four-cylinder pull the 35-inch BFGs with almost the same authority as a bigger motor. "We do well until Fourth and Fifth gear. In Fourth and Fifth, the V-8 trucks can pull away from us in the sand washes, but we can get them back as soon as the terrain gets tighter and rougher," Giordano tells OR.