I am confused, cut what welds and move what down? It looks like the quarter is too low then, wouldn't you want to cut the quarter welds to the rocker and lift it up? I am just talking, it's more complicated than that.
I know how you feel about your dilemma I feel the same way about my convertible top. I am way out of my comfort zone on that and I have stopped and am giving me a little sit and cool down time before I jump on it again.