Building Realm C type

Hi All…Im based in the UK…My way in to Jag replicas was a Realm C type…grp body and a very nice tubular chassis…useing an early XJ6 as a doner car…and a recognised way to register it correctly…just a couple of photos …chassis is upside down ready to fit the ali floors…collection day of body and chassis


That looks like a fun project - I’m jealous. I have a question about the design of the chassis design. On the front suspension, it looks like the vertical loads which are carried up through the coilovers (yellow in the photo below) are then all translated into the small C-channel (red) which then acts like a moment arm translating these into the welded joint (blue).

If this is all correct, that seems it would place enormous stresses on the weld joint, especially the bottom part of the joint which would be in tension. Is there something else going on there that isn’t seen?

Hi Jeffrey…yes a really fun project. …the weld where you circled in blue isnt a C section but a box section as can be seen in the photo above of the upside down chassis…I know nothing about structual chassis design but this chassis gets very good reports from some well respected people…I know one example thats done 25k very hard miles with quite a bit if track use…i havnt heard of a failure…Yet…Steve

Thanks Steve, and good to hear of the frame’s reputation. Good luck with the project, and please keep us informed as you go. With lots of pics, of course!

Hi, I’m not sure how recently you posted this but I’m hoping to collect my car from realm in the next couple of weeks, it would be good to have a chat with you and compare notes.

Hi Chris…yes im building now…i think its possibly you joined the forum the start of my build is on there… (Steve Hook)…Say hi to Adrian from me…will pm you my phone number…Steve

Hi Steve, thanks for getting back so quickly, I’m hoping to collect my car (chassis and body) from Adrian in the next couple of weeks, fingers crossed,it’ll be great to speak to fellow builders to get tips and advice on pitfalls etc.


Hi Chris, could I suggest that you remove the email and ph no from the post and use the PM (private message) facility? Just for your safety.
Click on the persons avatar, as I have done here.

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Hi…if admin read this post can they please edit out Chris,s contact details…i have been in touch with him re helping with his new build…i think he cant edit his post becaus hes new to Jag Lovers…thanks…Steve…Thanks Admin…i note you have edited out the details…cheers Steve

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Hi all, given Dan Pinks recent response to the replica Jaguar market is anyone in U.K. part way through a build, at all concerned that JLR won’t come gunning for you?

Im in the UK 3/4 through my build. …i have no concerns…Steve