I got a bit sidetracked yesterday, instead of working on the rear axles I ended up on the other end of the car. I noticed one of the bushings on my anti-sway bar had come loose. This lead me to a bit of "shipwright's disease" in that I ended up removing the entire sway bar and cleaning, polishing and repainting parts. I could have simply tightened up the link and moved on but that never seems to be the way I work.
Also, I see I need to have the mounting plate weld on as it is cracked and allowing the bar to flex.