Glad to hear that your on your way to being in business Larry!! I had to build up the spindle with weld and grind / file it back to the original diameter on the side that I did replace at that time. as welding up the spindle and replacing the bushings with bearings. BTW, the first spindle that I repaired and replaced the bushings in has held up much better with the bearings in it!
I had thought about welding the spindle but its grooved out on the bottom where the bushings run about 1/2 way thru and about 1/4 down on the top side.I suspect that its never seen hardly any grease if any at all.The other side is almost new shape.The one side thats worn the grease fitting is broken off so quite possible why it didn't get grease.Larry