I actually did try that in one spot but didn't get far before it stripped. That area is pretty tight already. I think the cut is probably what I'm going to have to do.Try putting a screw right in the corner first ,run it down slow so it doesnt strip and it will tighten up most of that
I went overboard with the punch. I probably have double the welds I need. I'll probably go ahead and cut the pan tomorrow, weld everything else in, then worry about patching the cut area.I believe you’re going to have more spot welds on your pan than i did on mine John.
Honestly, I would relief cut the new floor pan. The transition pan is original. The Chinese floor pan might be just a hair off like mine was at the firewall/transmission hump. Then depending how large the relief is, you could patch panel it or just weld up the difference.
Mind you, I’m a painter. @horse sence might know better than I.
As for that gap? If it’s driving you nuts, weld in a small patch, otherwise just fill it with seam sealer.
Are you talking about just filling the gap by the wheelhouses with seam sealer? If that's a fine way to go, I'm down with that.