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Thanks guys,
I forgot to add the three things I'd do different next time:

1-Wear ear protection. Not due to sound, but because I was grinding in several diferent postions. And at one point a hot spark bounced of something and straight into my ear. Man that SUCKS!

2-Follow instructions and drain the gas tank. I kind of forgot that there are two hoses at the base of the tank. When I started lifting it out with about 1/8-1/4 tank of gas I started hearing the sound of running water, or in this case gas. Lost about 4 gallons on the floor before I was able to get the situation under control... Luckily, nothing happened.

3-I'd cut the pan out along the seam that runs under the car and along both sides. by the time I cut out all the spot welds, there wasn't much metal left. If I ever do it again, I'll just cut the pan along the seam then grind down the lip to the thickness it should be.
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