I won't go into the story behind it. Basically just hit a patch of ice and lost control and hit a tree. I'm not going through insurance because why bother? Anyway, it hit the front left tire and fender going about 30mph. Called the cops to report the accident, and then I drove it less than 5 miles back to home. I noticed along the way that the steering wheel was way off center. Got home and looked and the steering box is leaking all over everything. Since it hit the tire could the steering (tie rods, track bar, etc) have gotten messed up too? Also, could it have tweaked the axle position? This all just happened less than an hour ago so I have yet to really crawl under there and look. The most obvious thing is the steering box leak.
Mom's XK and I:
Cop arriving on scene (and yes he and the other cop they sent out both slid all the way down to me):
oh man, sliding on ice is a helpless feeling. Good luck with the repairs. Make sure the axle tubes aren't bent and get some LCA brackets rewelded. Why no front driveshaft?
Thanks for the suggestions! No front driveshaft because I swapped my ax15 out for an nv3550 and for some reason the swap wasn't as "straight bolt in" into my jeep as it has been into others. The front driveshaft was too short and the rear was too long. I addressed the rear and never got around to the front. Probably a good thing it wasn't in though.