Originally Posted by dukes-o-hazard
All of my rubber boots on the tie rod ends are trashed, but the joints seem okay. Is this a part that I can just get at the local auto parts store?
When dealing with steering components you ALWAYS replace the entire part. It is not a question of if they are still fine, it is more that you never want them to fail. What would happen if that broke off? Besides, tie rod ends are cheap. Dont forget your pickle bar!
Complete rebuild axle/engine/everything swap in progress:
Parts already gathered for assembly: 2001 Ford 302, 1990 Mustang GT 5.0 ECU and wiring, NP435, NP205, Pair of axles from 04' F350 SuperDuty (Sterling 10.5 Posi rear, Dana 60HP Front-Both Disk Brakes 3.73 Gears), 37" H1 Tires, 9" lift TJ Coils for 2 link conversion in front, Stage 2 Clutch Kit, 3 Row Aluminum Radiator, Chevy Astro Steering box (4" front Stretch), XJ Rear Leaf Springs (6" Rear Stretch), and lots more.