Brian cut the tube on the slip yoke side to length, then notched the end to fit the rag joint connection (and welded it really well). We were able to take the part forward of the rag joint apart at the steering column to slip the heim joint onto it (and it fits perfectly). We did have to move the steering column into the cab just a little more to get a better angle on things, but just about an inch or so.
It has no clearance issues with the fender either, YAY! Sooo glad to have this part of the project behind us!
And a video of it in 'action', LOL: