@gweaver Well, I am going to take my chances cleaning it up. I did consider it, but if I can't get it cleaned up to my liking I may go that route. Any idea how to remove it? Just looking at it, it seems all I would have to do is remove the large nut shown in the picture. I'll be trying that hopefully soon unless someone suggests otherwise. Thanks!
BTW, I did confirm the link to the coupler above is the correct one. I've got that on order, plus new Vesconite strut bushings, and packing rope. Figured I'd replace all of those while at it.
Last edited by mckyle; 08-29-2012 at 08:45 PM.