I've recently purchased a 1973 BMW 2002 in seemingly good condition. Car drives great and I've had only minor troubles so far. Ive had the brake boosters reconditioned, had brake lines replaced with braided lines. replaced fuel lines etc. No major issues or call outs so far.
This morning when maneuvering out of a tight parallel park I over exerted the steering and it seems like i catastrophically busted some bushing in the steering assembly. The steering now spins freely without moving the wheels at all. Photos attached.
To the best of my knowledge this is the stock ball joint BMW steering.
Seeking some feedback on the following.
General advice and comment
Best mechanics to send the car too for repair. (for those in Sydney, NSW)
repair/replace with stock parts? switch to rack and pinion? upgrade to power steering?
Any ideas on indicative costs and effort?
My mechanical experience is pretty much limited to changing fluids and brake pads only, so apologies if my description is off.