I thought I had explained that in post #10.pat I have read this same response on a earlier post by you and I wounded.
I know if I buy a part and it doesn't fit, it happends. I return said part. I don't understand if you have these through your shop all the time. wouldn't you have a good insight and wouldn't a friend listen to you. I mean it's not like it's motor work and down time fallows.
I too have a older set of German made under tank panels from shift tech and they fit great.
I bought them used and I have taking them off/on a handfull of times on they all lined up perfectly.
With some of the best customer service I have ever dealt with. I don't see why you didn't just return them for a set that fit.