Re: steering \"slack\"
If you have that much slack I'm going to guess that it is a combination of the Steering gear box (which can be adjusted) and the U-Joint at the top of your steering shaft. Put a set of vise grips on the steering shaft and move it holding above the u-joint. If there is ANY movement replace the joint. Then do it again and see if there is any movement before your pitman arm moves. This will tell you about your box. You will have to go through each piece one at a time, but I'm betting that you don't have to go past your box.