I coudln't get the catalytic seperated. No welds, and no rust
weld, but I guess the calmp just creased the slip joint collar too
So, I reinstalled the pan, and reassembled without replacing
the doughnot gaskets. If worse comes to worse, I can get an exhaust
shop to do it. I'd rather have an exhaust leak than a truck on
jackstands for another week.
So, everything is reassembled, except that I can get some of
the studs to the exhaust manifold reinstalled, so I am getting new
ones this week.
Thanks for all the help. I hope this works out ok.