So basically it looks like there are two price points: $85ish and $34ish. Has anyone bought a cheap one? Since I am welding the sucker in if the cheap doesn't fit as well I don't care cuz I have a hammer, but if they are different gauge metal then I don't want to buy the cheapie. I am probably going with classicent.com as they have the body support as well, I just was hoping for input as I don't want to spend more $ for a part if it isn't actually a better or more rugged part... Anybody familiar with the classicent.com panels?
I got mine off ebay for $35 from a guy from michigan (I think)... a regular seller of such things. I doubt any of these are exact fit, and I ended up doing a bit of cutting and 'adjusting' before I was satisfied. I wasn't too concerned as pretty much any replacement panel you put in won't be much thinner than the tin they stamped the tub out of, though I also made some additional plating for under the DS floorpan I replaced so it's two layers now.
I also used the same one as tom and had zero issues. In fact I cut the portion I needed out and my buddy trimmed them, fitted them and welded them and they look just like factory. Stay away from the cheaper thin ones.
well, I am not sure what I am getting but I got a floor pan coupon on Amazon along with the head bolts I needed for the 258 ring job. Says it is 18 gauge which is what the "good" ones claim. We shall see! At the very least it will be stronger than the rusted out pan that is in there now- if what is left wasn't stuck to the factory carpeting it wouldn't have a driver's side floor at all! 8-O