i will progress my more robust bottom wishbone box section mounts and try and configure Some rose joints and then see if there is lateral movement and if there is, clamp the bar to stop this whilst keeping the rotating ability.
Yeah I think it's slighty more than they don't care, in that they're not given an evironment that allows them to. Modern car production cycles are such a hell-for-leather scramble, and the designers are detached enough from the manufacturing and service staff, that there isn't space made for them to value ease of maintenance.
That's one of the reasons I like old cars so much actually. When they were being created it was that little bit easier for the manufacturing staff, or a vocal fleet manufacturer to kick up a fuss and have ease of maintenance prioritised. That's caused some nasty compromises to be made over the years, but by and large has made cars that are much more accessible for the amateur to muck around with.
Agreed. The number of people advertising totally rotten Mk1 / Mk2 Spitfire shells with the promise "These sell for £20k when restored" always amuses me. I have been watching at least three shiny mk2 Spits advertised for >£18k and they've all been sitting on carandclassic for at least a year. Actual prices paid is south of 10 grand from what I can tell.