Originally Posted by J2SpeedandCustom
We tie the the frame/body to the trailer, and not the suspension. Just hooking on the suspension puts to much strain on the suspension components in my opinion. Sometimes you have to get creative finding points to pull her down. On a 57 with a full frame you shouldn't have a problem.
Until you have one break the bodywork! I sent a pair of aluminum fender 1963 Z11s to Barrtett Jackson in 1990. They both had a lot of damage to the fenders from wrenching and a healthy coat of bondo on them of coarse. We shipped them on a enclosed carrier along with 14 other cars we sent. The driver tied down to the front and rear frame horns and when the Z11's got there the fenders were cracked! UGH! Needless to say we did not run those 2 cars through!
Over the years I have found the car is much more happy on the suspension, letting the suspension do what it is designed to do. Torquing down the body, the body is always trying to get away.
But there are arguments both ways. I know in 28 years of towing cars on the suspension I have not had any issues yet, so it is hard to change an old dogs habits.