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I think its just a name which has stuck since the days of separate chassis & coachbuilt bodies. Those were the days of very heavy gauge metal used throughout, and the axle was usually supported by leaf (read cart) springs, so it was the strongest point, I suppose.
All this changed with monocoque construction, and front wheel drive...
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