I bought my very first welder and taught myself how to use it during the mid arm install. Then I figured out the outboard. That started two years ago and nothing has fallen off.
One thing that always sucks is trying to cycle the suspension on jack stands. Sometimes the jack stands just don't go up high enough. Not to mention that my garage ceiling isn't even tall enough if they did.
I suppose I could do it in the driveway of course.