JLR Range Rover Sport (MY17) - Chassis Build Fixture

JLR approached CK requesting the supply of brand new chassis build fixtures for the introduction of the new Model Year 17 Range Rover Sport (also known as ‘L462’) into their Solihull plant. CK’s understanding was that there was a requirement for the design and manufacture of 54 off new L462 chassis build fixtures plus the updating of a 1 off prototype L462 chassis build fixture.

CK included completing the following design updates onto the 1 off L462 prototype chassis build fixture.

  • Front Ride Height Setting
  • Rear Spring Compression Units
  • Rear Subframe Z Support
  • Slave Jig For Rear Corner
  • Rear Lower Control Arm Hook
  • Front Strut Manipulation
L462 Chassis Build Fixture

These changes were in line with the JLR requests after the prototype fixture was tested at CK. CK included to complete the 3D design, 2D design, manufacture and installation of the updates onto the 1 off prototype fixture.

Supply 6 Off Fixtures To Approved Design Level

In order to achieve the timing stated by JLR, CK required approval from JLR to start the manufacture of low risk tooling parts before the design was 100% complete and before the 1 off prototype has been tested. The main manufacture of the 6 off fixtures started once the finished design was approved.

Supply Additional 48 Off Fixtures To Approved Design Level

The manufacture for the 48 off fixtures started once the updated prototype had been approved by JLR. CK required approval from JLR to order the dog bone frames before the updated prototype had been tested.


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