So ive looked through the forms on R&P setups and it looks like the center takeoff was brought up but the only option mentioned was an expensive custom rack. So I’ve been doing some research and think I’ve come up with a solution. I'll post what I’ve found below and you guys can let me know what you think / help me perfect the design.
So first off the cars I have found with center takeoffs are
Saab 9000/Early 9-3
From a geometry perspective it seems that most stock center takeoff are designed for mcphersons so the actual pivot points are close to the center like the pic below.
However there are plenty of aftermarket center takeoff that have a extension bar (for lack of a better words) that moves the pivot points further out as seen below.
Lastly it is quite common to modify the stock center takeoffs to look like one of the aftermarket ones. Just Google cavalier rack and pinion.
Can I post links to other websites to reference builds I have found? If so I will edit them in here:
So the idea would be to modify a stock center takeoff to have an extension bar that connects the two outer tie rods together. Alternatively, if the steering box could be replaced or modified into just a idler arm then you could attach the current center link to the rack.
Right now my biggest concern would be flex in the extension bar due to the length needed. From a different thread the distance needed was quoted at 22.75"
So let me know what you think.