Well here is the thing. The pan isn't going to cover the whole area. Most of it but not all. I picked up replacement floor pan from quadratec a few weeks ago. Not the same style as you gave me Crash98. So once I cut the new one to the size I want. and I get that in place, I was planning to cut the one I got originally and use that to fill the gaps. The rivets are to hold the pan in place until I can weld it. I am going to install a couple new outlets in the garage to handle the 20 amp circuit the welder requires. So this gives me something to do other than install the new soft top on the Jeep.