Strut rod bolt help
So they said it would be fun to work on an old mustang...they said it would be satisfying. Lol. My first project was a fail. I needed to install new strut rods on the 68 mustang. Simple right? So I got the rods and bolts. Saw that the bolts needed to be pressed into the rod. Looked around online and someone said to use an air gun on the nut and pull the bolt into the rod. Simple enough. So I started the process with my 8 year old. He had the impact gun and I had the wrench...we started. It was working. Yeah. Then it stopped making progress with an 1/8" left to seat. I took over...seated it a tiny bit further and nothing more. Looked good to me so I went to pull the nut back off the bolt. It turned but didn't move. So I'm guessing I stripped the bolt/nut, correct? What is your advice? Anyway to easily get the nut off?
For future installation, where can I take the rod and bolt to have the bolt pressed in?
I hope I provided a comical story for your Friday.