awesome guys, that totally helps and thanks a bunch!! typical... the whole train held up due to a tiny little $3 part.
time to go do the dig through coffee cans fulls of nuts/bolts/stuff and see if i can magically find those pieces, or otherwise locate them somewhere.
if i end up hosed for today, i'm willing to bet i could find some of those up at yoda jim's. i'm also not sure about this... but i think you might need the same things for hookup to regular saginaw stuff. i might just have to bug napa and see what they got, won't hold my breath though.
i gather ya'll were looking for some overall project photos, not specifically the steering stuff. so here's the little mutant:
build thread here: