What do you do when your axle yokes need faced and all the machine shops are busy?
1. Buy a spindle bushing facing tool from a vendor.
2. Remove end mill from shaft by driving out the little roll pin.
3. Make a new 0.500" shaft about 8" long that is a nice slip fit in axle yoke holes (the end for the lower threaded hole must be turned about 0.055" smaller).
4. Drill two holes crossways for the roll pin, about 3-3/4" apart. Drill two more about 1/2" from each end to accommodate a 1/8" piece of bar stock to serve as the handle.
5. Slip the shaft through the upper yoke hole, then slip the end mill over it.
6. Insert the shaft's smaller end through the lower hole, align the cutter with the pin hole, and tap pin into place. Insert handle rod.
7. Face lower yoke.
8. Drive out pin, raise shaft, slip cutter off and reverse it. Drive in roll pin.
9. Turn axle upside down, move handle to other end.
10. Face upper yoke.
11. Disassemble, then re-assemble cutter to original shaft.
12. Face spindle bushings to fit yoke.
Looks like I'll have to post the photo for Step 9 in a new thread.
FYI, you can post several photos in one post. They will not show up in the preview but they will when you post the message.
Here is the 3rd photo:
My grandson, Kyle, 13 and I used a file. We had to remove a fairly deep cup on one end and a deeper cup on the other end. It was an excellent opportunity to learn how to file and keep it square. It went pretty slow until Kyle got a double cut file off the tool rack. Every so often we would assemble it with a new kingpin and bushing and check our work. He also learned how to square up the king pin axis in a drill press and tap for a helicoil. On the worst end we are going to have to make a spacer to either slip under the spindle or braze to the upper half of the axle.