We did the entire job on the ground, so make sure that the car is safely mounted on jackstands. We were able to remove all the pan bolts and drop the pan out because the K-member in this car was notched. In most cases you will have to slightly lift the front of the motor. With the pan removed, you can see the stock oil pump and windage tray. This is a late-model GM crate motor. Some applications may not have one from the factory.