I was looking for some guidance on my cowl steering setup. I am using a shortened '36 ford tie rod for my steering drag link and I heated and bent it to clearance the lakes pipes. My question is do you think this is going to be safe? Or am I running a big risk of having it fold up on me? The tie rod is 1/4" rolled steel. I have seen pictures of hot rods where they bent the drag link, but I wanted to see if anyone out there has done it before, and if its reasonably safe?