Pete, thanks for the input.
So if I understand correctly, to fix the misaligned triples, you are proposing:
Mount the forks and wheel, into the lower triple clamp
Have someone hold the bars
Have someone else wrestle the wheel side to side till both triples line up
Slide forks home
-Do I have it right? Could I make the process easier by loosening something? My upper triple is misaligned with respect to the bottom triple, such that I cannot get the forks into the upper triple from below.
I've decided to leave the head bearings alone due to lack of funding for parts. Much as it burns me up to do so, I just can't afford to touch it right now (Christmas, yada yada) and it's working fine, no grinding or looseness. I just need to get the forks in and the job done.