OK as promised some pics and info regarding getting deck rebuilt on my 317(or 317.5 since its got the magnum18 engine LOL)
Got the spindles removed by cutting the carriage bolts and then started trying to remove the pulleys. The one on the left(non-discharge side) came off the spinde easily. the right one would not budge. Ended up taking them to my friends house(he has an enclosed garage and a big vise LOL). After applying some heat the double pulley(powerflow) came off the spindle. Lastly, the center drive pulley, was a BEAR to get off. Soaked for days at a time with PB Blaster, used heat, etc could not get it to budge. Finally after several tries was able to get spindle out of housing, with upper bearing and pulley still on spindle.
Again was able to get some help and got spindle pressed out of pulley, shearing the key LENGTHWISE in the process. Had to cut new keyway in spindle.
Finally was able to rebuild spindles, using bearings from O'reilly AutoParts. Local dealer wanted 11.75 each for bearings, got these for 3.79 hopefully they will last. Can post part number later if anyone wants the info.
End of last week got deck stripped down and had hole repaired. Hole appeared to be where Idler spring should attach to deck. Looks like when it broke off, Idler spring was attached to spindle housing. Right now planning on making a bracket to hold Idler spring and priming and painting deck as weather allows.
Updates to follow................