Solved? Not quite. Read and watch!
The more I thought about it and slept on it, I convinced myself that I was not as careful as I had hoped and allowed the A post to droop when attaching the lower A post. In an attempt to verify this, I used some shims and the rear burst plate and put the door to the body as straight as I could and looked at the hinge holes. Not pretty.
|"Inside" the hinge hole...the dark metal is the threaded hole of the hinge plate, the lighter metal is the A post. Needs to come back and up a bit.|
|Strengthener separated from lower A post.|
|Inner sill and most of floor separated.|
|Strap pulling the top of the dash back a bit.|
|The gap at the back. Still a bit off.|
Once I got it where I thought I should, I used a few vise-grips to hold it in place and checked the fit. I did this several times.
|Temporary attachment...checking fitment.|
|Welded back together.|
|And on the inside. A few holes to fix, still.|
That was about as good as I could do with what I had to work with. It's still not perfect, though, so we'll see how it goes.