The cost of 09-10 repro tie rod bolts is $42, more than I want to spend. So I figure I'll make a few sets out of an old axle shaft. I need the dimensions of the top cap, the slotted head. The rest is the same as the later style I figure.
Forget using axle shafts, the core does not machine well at all. I may purchase some ultramachineable carbon steel from MMC. Its almost more headache than its worth. I may bite the bullet and purchase the repos.