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Tie rod to oil pan collision?!

Thanks to this forum, I fixed my power steering today. Unfortunately, it led me straight into my next problem. When turning to the right, my tie rod ball joint slams dead into the side of my new oil pan! Its to the point that a little "Massaging" of the area with a ball peen hammer was no use. Is there any way around this without pulling the pan off for a different style? I have heard of the 4x4 guys using a "drop" style pitman and idler arms, but has anyone ran into this before? I have my '65 chevelle driveable with no leaks, and cant stand the thought of pulling the pan. Please advise if you can.....

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Its a 383, but it had a worn out 327 in it when I bought it, so I know a small block should fit. Its a 300 deluxe that originally had a straight six. I put a new Summit stock oil pan back on it when I built the 383, and it seems the old original pan had more of a radius around the bottom near the dampener. The Summit pan is more sqaured off right in the area where it hitting.
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