Anyone found a place to pick up the specialty tool to remove the strut nut?
Awesome! ThanksI bought one from these folks.
SPX Miller Special Tools | Main
Worked great. It is basically a hollow 18mm socket with a small arm on it. It alows you to hold the center rod with a 1/4" socket through the top of the socket and turn the 18mm socket with a crescent wrench. Part number is 9362.