Late but productive night, this steering rack has been a pretty fun project really.
I got the rack mostly put back together, everything is greased but a few nuts including the adjust spring nut, which requires a in/lb torque wrench.
The hardest part was getting the new boots on. Holy shit they makes those things fit tight.
So to do list consists of
-job weld the hard line ends closed that we're cut
-install R Package tie rod ends (delivery for Thursday)
- see if Curly fabs up some 1/4" aluminum spacers for under the U brackets to raise the rack up
When it comes time to putting it back in the car, I'm not sure how lining up the splines, steering wheel, basic alignment will go.