I did the inner tube dust cover for the I-shaft u-joint, and it works great. Thanks for the reference. Glad you found it.
You may wish to support the front end with both wheels off of the ground and check for grinding from an unloaded position.
While possible, I would be surprised if your steering column needs replaced.
If you are industrious, you could just disconnect the steering shaft from the rack and feel for grinding eliminating many components.
Last edited by 1966tbird; 07-24-2019 at 05:06 PM.