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ladder bars and wishbones

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?

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Should be Ok that way..only way to tell for sure is to get it on the road and try it..if it isn't then convert to a more modern 4 bar setup..Up to you though..

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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.
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Its on a 32 frame,has gm 12 bolt rear with buggy spring and ladder bars on outside of frame. hyd shocks all around. Someone told me the ladder bars should be angled in toward the driveshaft???
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You could angle the ladder bars in then it would be a modified truck arm style..Not really needed from my point of view since it is already built..However it can be done to make that modification but it will require moving the bars inboard to get them under the car..

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