Originally Posted by Rag top bird
Cheaper is not always better if you $100 bucks on the panel and it dont fit well then it will cost you more in labor to make it fit I just installed a set of pans in a 66 Lamans and the pan had a inch gap in the middle where the pans meet and it took 5 hours to fix the problem
Normally that is true, but nearly all of the repro panels available today are stamped at the same one or two factories in China. Very few are US made and virtually all of them are terrible from a fitment standpoint. How vendors get away with charging such a wide range of prices for the same parts is a mystery. For example, all of the partial floor pans for GM cars are stamped the same and all suck as far as fitment. Doesn't make sense to spend more for the same crappy fitting part. The full rocker-to-rocker floor pans now available are an exception and can actually save a lot of labor to offset the high purchase price.