Here are some progress pics with the rear tires under the car and on the cage construction. Main hoop and rear bar are mocked up. Cage will be 25.5 specs with funny car setup on drivers side. The rear pro-stock style bars are a little different in that they are designed to follow the roof line. We're trying to keep the rear seat usable since this is a "street" car after all. Rear tires are just sitting under the car at this point but it gives an idea of what the stance will be.
The engine block machining is done and we're about a week away from getting the heads. Hope to have everything start coming together on the engine toward the end of this month with the key word being "HOPE".
Here's some updated pics of the cage progress. We decided to go ahead and build it to 25.3 specs since it's easier to do now than later. The car will more than likely never go fast enough to need it but that certifies down to 6.50. I can't say enough about the quality of work from ARK Hot Rods. Thanks again John for being my photographer on call.
I promised my wife from the beginning that I wasn't building a race car and that it would have a back seat - the funny car cage makes it easier to get in the back seat area plus it's a mobile jungle gym for the kidos - at least that's my argument!