The general goal was to find and fix the cause of the 'floaty' steering and I believe I've accomplished that part today.
I also replaced the pittman arm with a refurbished part (new grommet/bushing). Much tighter and definitely an improved feel.
I didn't get it finished up today because I discovered rather late in the day that I didn't have the cotter pins for the tie rod ends. I didn't engage the lock plates in the event I need to make some last minute adjustments. I'll take it for a basic alignment once I find a shop that can do it and then engage the lock plates. All in all, everything cleaned up nicely and I was able to get quite a bit done. I was hoping to finish it up and install the newly reconditioned fuel tank but I didn't quite get that far. One more day like today and I'll be able to finish it all up.