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Whats the deal with these floor pans? I got American Designer pans which I knew were good 18 gage material. But now I'm a little miffed, because the flanges where the pans attach to the frame rails turn down instead of turning up like the originals. Now I've got to lug the things into work so I can flatten them and then turn the flange back the way Ford intended. I could just weld them in the way they are now, but that would mean I'd need to plug weld them from under the car. No thanks. Why didn't they just make them bent up, it wouldn't have been anymore trouble to tool?

To add to the confusion, the first pan I bought from a local shop, which I had thought at the time was also Amer. Dsgnr., had the flange up. What the,,,,

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Look at the ones on your convertible. I'm starting to think that the coupes turn up and the verts turn down. The ones I took off of my vert were turned down. My new pans came in halves. The fronts were turned down and the rears were turned up. I rebent the rears for the convertible.


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I'm beginning to think there is no rime or reason to anything they do with sheet metal. I've been calling around trying to find out about quarter panels. Most of these guys can't tell you who the manufacturer is let alone the guage of the sheet metal.

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I looked at some at a dealer and the convertible pans bend down but the coupe is turned up. You were possibly sent teh wrong ones for your car, or ordered the wrong ones.
 

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I ordered mine from Virginia Mustang. Looking at the catalog, the full floor pans are designated convertible or coupe/fastback. But the short pans(which I got) are not designated.

But wouldn't the convertible pans be shorter across to make up for the inner rail?

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The floor pan goes under the inner rocker all the way to the outer rocker. That's probably why it has to bend down.



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So if you were going to supply a GENERIC pan for the masses, then you'd make it the bent down version so that the convertible guys wouldn't have fit problems and the coupe guys could use it also since it won't hit anything going down. Well, unless they were some real anal type who doesn't want to do it the other way and would rather take it into work and rebend it just because thats how it should be.

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You got vert pans Torquewrench. They turn down so they can become part of the pinch weld which includes the outer rockers, floor pans, and inner rockers.

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