bigdoug wrote:BTW is there a trick to removing the indentation on the axle spindle nut, so I don't maul up my spindle as well? Don't need to add an axle to my expenses here.
You find a punch that fits the groove in the axle shaft and then grind the end of the punch to tapper it back. The end of the punch should look like the end of a wood chisel when you are done, except the body of the punch is round were the body of the wood chisel is flat. A normal punch end is ground 90° to the shaft of the punch, you want to grind the end of the punch 45° to the shaft of the punch, if that makes sense. Put the punch it the axle groove and hammer. The tag on the nut will be pushed up out of the axle groove by the tapper that you just ground on the end of the punch.