I'll eventually do the same. I had the same trouble described earlier in the thread, though, and when I took the pan down (partially...from the bumper to the axles) this spring to inspect the framework, I didn't put it back up w/ rivets, figuring I'd be going back in there in the not too distant future. problem is, it isn't just the holes in the pan that have elongated; the holes in the frame had, too, so the screws didnt' really hold as well as was needed. What I eventually did was buy some SS hex-head self-tapping drill-point #8 screws, and drove them through the pan and frame into their own, brand new, ROUND, perfectly sized holes.
So, the pan will look like swiss cheese...but it isn't coming down until I take