Strut installation problems on 2000 Nissan Pathfinder

After installing my new struts the dampener shaft is coming up through the strut mount. Where did I go wrong?
( I hope I got the terminology right!)

Asked by for the 2000 Nissan Pathfinder
Here is a picture:
This shows the order in which it should go back together. Can you use the #'s in the picture to describe what is happening.