Building a Realm C type

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#21 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by Gfhug » Sat Nov 11, 2023 10:30 am

Well done so far, Steve. A minor glitch to sort out I’m sure. Then you can get your can of Dulux and 3 inch brush and she’ll be looking glorious. Keep us updated, please. And spend a bit more time on your own cars!

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#22 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by Series1 Stu » Sat Nov 11, 2023 11:16 am

Nice job,Steve.

I'm in a similar position with a replica build. What solution did you use for seat belts to ensure compliance?

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#23 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by mgcjag » Sat Nov 11, 2023 1:59 pm

Hi Stuart...the Realm chassis is designed with fixing points for a 3 point harness...the IVA manual has precise details of what's required in the seat belt section..your best option is to find out what someone else has done and passed if they have the same build as yours......also note seat build dimensions/head restraints come into plan with the location of the belt mounts...and seat build also affects the forward vision requirements...Steve
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#24 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by Gfhug » Sat Nov 11, 2023 6:04 pm

Steve, are the seats from the original car and hence you had to use them? They look more like barn doors that’ll increase the drag dramatically. Could you fit MX5 seats instead?

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#25 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by mgcjag » Sat Nov 11, 2023 7:26 pm

Hi Geoff....original Car? ...I used a doner xj6 for engine. suspension. Diff. brakes.....seats are very similar to original C type seats...Steve
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#26 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by Gfhug » Sat Nov 11, 2023 8:19 pm

Ok, Steve, but what are those two high lumps sticking up above the cockpit in your earlier photo? Post no. 20

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#27 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by mgcjag » Sat Nov 11, 2023 8:36 pm

Hi Geoff....iva requires head restraints....either as part of the seat or mounted behind the seat....made up this to fix into the harness mount just above the top of the seat backs...you have to get creative :bigrin: ...will they stay on after the test :shock: .Steve
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#28 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by Simon P » Mon Nov 13, 2023 9:49 am

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#29 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by Tony » Tue Nov 14, 2023 3:12 pm

Looking great Steve. 👍
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#30 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by mgcjag » Fri Apr 26, 2024 2:45 pm

Quick update....IVA passed and now fully registered with DVLA....and at the painters..Steve
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#31 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by Gfhug » Fri Apr 26, 2024 2:52 pm

Very pretty and three images in one post. I normally have to post three separate images.

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#32 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by mgcjag » Fri Apr 26, 2024 3:00 pm

And no its not the undercoat...this is it straight out of the gun..assembly then cut/polish....Steve
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#33 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by DWW » Fri Apr 26, 2024 5:16 pm

Looks Premium, so you bringing it to Moss Jaguar meet in June?
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#34 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by mgcjag » Fri Apr 26, 2024 5:21 pm

Hi Danny..no I won't be at Angus.s this year..Steve
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#35 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by Jeremy » Mon Apr 29, 2024 7:49 am

Won't be the same without you Steve :cry:
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#36 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by DWW » Mon Apr 29, 2024 3:27 pm

:yeahthat:
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#37 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by mgcjag » Sun Jun 02, 2024 2:19 pm

Finally completed and road legal
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#38 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by Gfhug » Sun Jun 02, 2024 4:40 pm

Steve, that’s looking great. The bonnet looks almost bare metal underneath, it that’s just a trick of the light?
Certainly the colour looks much better when the car is outdoors, it has a nice blue hint.

Just one job left for the winter, getting the heater working :wink:

That and getting the 150 on the road. A two car family!

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#39 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by mgcjag » Sun Jun 02, 2024 4:44 pm

Hi Geoff...some bare ali but it's a Grp bonnet iv painted it silver..might help reflecting some of the engine heat :shrug:
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#40 Re: Building a Realm C type

Post by Simonpfhc » Sun Jun 02, 2024 6:22 pm

That looks totally stunning Steve, congratulations :drinkingcheers:

Are those ribs down the centre of the rear end a normal C-type feature? Never noticed them before.
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