well I got the rear axle spacer all welded in last night
came out pretty strait. the blue is the alignment bar inside the spindle.
washed over a weld on the side I didn't cut into to straiten the axle on that side some. not the prettiest but it did recenter the alignment bar in the spindle by about 3/16"
I also stripped the knuckles off the front axle so I can get the alignment jig in there next after I finish welding on the rear diff cover and some bracing.
not too much but considering I went out to the garage at 11pm and only worked until 12:45am it was good progress.