I`m not sure I get the whole- needs to be on the suspension thing. When the factory built the bodies they just welded them together on a jig- no weight or suspension loading.
Yep, but not too many of us have a jig that fits in every gauge hole in the car and they were also starting from scratch, not retro fitting parts into a car that's already had all the variations removed from it. When they built it initially, the parts didn't just fall on and fit, they were massaged into fitting and then welded and he's got to make the new parts fit into the old, without the jig and without the torque that incorrectly lifting the car can, and often does, produce. As always, there's usually more than one way to skin a cat, but after 40 years of having a bodyman's licence, I've seen this way work and many of the others, not. Just my