Yes they are tapered and the bushing sleeve fits tight but yours is rusted and pitted really really bad.
You might be ok with running it again but it dont look too sturdy around the ends
After I posted I looked at it again and ordered the spindle, The inside shim 54543-j0110 is no longer available. Will have to try to save the old one or come up with something else that fits.
Thanks for the offer, But I need to get it fixed fast. I have the new spindle and I am grinding washers for spacers. Tired of getting 8 mpg with my other car
Your right about the salt here. The past 4 years have been totally brutal to my truck. they switched from a salt sand mix to pure salt only. Its getting to the point I am starting to think it would be better to get another 720 and swap out my trucks good parts. I have had to weld the rear frame both sides and weld in new floors and cab mounts. Still trying to locate both doors.
I am getting ready to fix the worn whole in the frame where the Tension Rod goes through. I was thinking of welding a Thrust washer to the frame, seeing how I know the tension rod will fit through. I have the 4 old washers saved from when I put on the new tension rod bushing kit