So after jacking up the car I was surprised by the amount of deterioration on the axle, anti roll bar, tie rods, and rear trailing arms, all showing signs of surface rust, this due to keeping it on the road and un-garaged all year round for the last 2 years.
Some signs of rust.
After checking on the rear pads and slave cylinders, removing the axle was an afternoons work, liberal use of copper grease in the bushes and bolts when assembled helped here, with no seized bolts.
Brakes in good condition.
With the axle removed I gave the area a good pressure wash as there was a fair build up of road dirt and salt in and around the arches, tank, etc. I will get some waxoil on it next weekend. So no Triumph driving this week, I hate having an incapacitated car.