Originally Posted by yragat
I'm thinking about buying a 26 roadster---was built 30 years ago,but been sitting last 20 . It has buggy springs front and rear and ladder bars in rear connected to outside of frame and original un-split wishbone in front. is that a good set-up? should it handle OK that way?
Should handle fine as it was designed. Hydraulic shocks front and rear will help. The front end setup sounds stock and will work well as is. The rear sounds like it has the rear radius rods split. This will also work fine. Some of the harshness of the buggy springs can be smoothed out by the removal of one or two leaves.
Is the car still on the Model T frame (not used very often due to strength and crossmembers) or a Model A frame (this would be more common even though you have a Model T body) or an aftermarket frame? Pictures would help.