Makes sense, I see that now. I'm interested in doing something very similar on mine, would you mind sharing the part numbers you ordered from Woodward? You also mentioned them machining your outer tie rods, which outers did you start with before having them modify them?
Totally agree on the tired old z parts argument. I really don't like that I don't yet have a good solution for my rack, shaft, or column and it's been one of my bigger safety concerns I've wanted a solution for. Thanks for sharing!