Truss Rod Repair :: 1960's Silvertone 1488 Silhouette

This 60's Silvertone had a broken truss rod.  At some point a portion of the threads snapped off and the nut is missing.  After removing the truss rod, I extended the threads with a 8-32 die and shortened the upper bar.  There is a collar that then slips back over in which the nut works against.  Luckily I was able to source an original truss rod nut (thank you Erick!).  Now to reinstall and continue on with the setup.