You shouldn't be getting interference between the spring and the drag link (or tie rod as you call it). The drag link goes from the steering box to the knuckle, the tie rod "ties" the two knuckles together.
Unless it has a dropped pitman arm on it????? A dropped pitman arm with no lift, will put the drag link down far enough to contact the springs.
Your springs don't look to have any lift to them, and I think doing a tie rod flip is just getting into unnecessary work. You may be taking the wrong route to fix a problem.
Post up some new pictures.They will help a lot.