I got the steering gear bolted up to the frame with the new weld in and bolt in ORD kits. I even replaced the gear with a new one from Napa. I replaced the steering column with a new used one and I now cannot seem to get the rod back onto the steering column. I just needed to do that and put one wheel back on to test drive but no success so I gotta wait until next weekend. The only thing I can think of to do is to file the ends for burs and then pull the two pieces together with needle nose vise grips. The hammer with grease trick did not work. Anybody have any other techniques?