Just to let you all know, I started the thread about finally buying my bassani mids. I will soon post some pictures of my progress. I have removed everything in the way including the stock manifolds, oem exhaust studs, starter, and steering shaft. Some of the exhaust studs came out with the nuts, some did not. I used pb blaster, a torch, and a dead blow hammer to separate the front section of a bassani stainless modular x pipe that has been contently existing without antiseize for the last 6 years. The tubular k member is a definite advantage. It has become an undeniable fact that I would not do project this without having the tubular k member. It is the advantage that will get me under the car to complete this project. After about 6 hours of work under a car that is not nearly jacked up high enough to help my cause. I have the front 2 tubes on the passenger side laid into place and loosely bolted in. My arms, wrists, hands, neck, abs and back are killing me. This PITA makes death seem not so scary. However, I have gone too far to turn back now. I will post some pics when I get a chance. I now know what everyone was talking about when they spoke of "at home" header installs.