Cutting off 1 inch on drag links? Why would you hack up something that was designed to function as is? I can"t say for sure, but I think the drag links are different lengths for each side like on Fords. If the links are "bottomed out" then something is askew. You should look into spindle bearings, kingpin, and steering box in that order. When you get into 3rd and 4th gear, the right front wheel will shimmy like crazy if toe-in is not set properly.