Thank you Jay. As most members are most probably aware anyways, our cars do rust out from the inside. mostly rear quarters, lower doors, lower front fenders, headlight housings, rain gutters ( mostly on wagons, because of a faulty draining situation) and said a post doglegs. all are places in which dirt and moisture will get trapped. I am not sure why otherwise good cars loose their rear quarters, and like mine- it has great rockers and quarters and door bottoms, but rusted out posts and rain gutters. In my thinking, condensation is the biggest problem. both of my cars are Pacific coastline area Californian cars. In my mind I can picture the salty sea air being hot daytimes, so holding a lot of moisture. it gets everywhere, also inside a car. Nighttimes it cools off rapidly ( as we know the Pacific ocean has cold waters right down to So Cali). There is no way to go for the condensed water than dripping from the roof inside and running down the inside of the rain gutter structure. The wagons do NOT have enough drains on the inside roof structure. there is also headliner and sound deadener cloth coming off the roof which perfectly cloggs whatever little drainage holes there might have been. same goes for the posts. That is my theory.
Only cure seems to be having enough and open drain holes and protecting the bare metal with a sealer.
I would have opted for an easier repair on the doglegs, but I couldn't come up with a better idea, than to build it close to as what Ford thought they should look like. Its an important part to seal the A pillars against the doors and guide rain water away to the fender/door gap. It is also something that you immediately see each time you open the door. so there was no place for short cuts.
Now on to the pssgr side....