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VW Splitscreen Engine Issues
This great looking Volkswagen splitty has been experiencing some engine issues so is in for some diagnosis tests and will hopefully be back on the road very soon... ..
Just cant get the staff!
Sorry about the lack of blog posts, new girl in the office is useless at social media!!!!! ..
1.9 Diesel Engine Conversion
Coast VW has just undertaken a 1.9 engine conversion and Pete is now fitting the snorkel back onto the airbox. The 1.9 diesel engine makes such a difference when driving a heavy Westfalia campervan. ..
VW T25 Subaru Engine Conversion
This early Volkswagen T25 has come into the Coast VW workshop for a 2L water cooled Subaru engine to be fitted, and a new interior smile emoticon ..
VW T25 African Taxi Cabs
We have currently got a VW Syncro in with us for bodywork, who's owner is currently in Africa, he has just sent in these great pictures of some T25's working hard for their living as taxi cabs.smile emoticon.  ..
VW T25 LLE Lower Cab Door Repairs
Last bit of metal work being undertaken on this VW T25 LLE, the lower section of both front doors. ..
1.9 Petrol engine for VW T25 Syncro
Petes busy in the Coast VW workshop building up this 1.9 petrol engine for the early VW T25 Westfalia Syncro ..
VW T25 Syncro Interior Trim
A sneaky preview of the VW T25 Syncro interior just back from Bromsgrove..... we’ll be fitting the full camping interior back into it this week..... ..
Two lovely VW Baywindow Campervans for sale -
Two lovely VW Baywindow Campervans for sale - http://www.coastvw.co.uk/vw-lifestyle/vw-sales ..
Rusty Outriggers on this VW T25 LLE
After extensive work on the internal lower A pillars on this VW T25 LLE we have now just finished stitching these outriggers back together. ..
Volkswagen Splitscreen Restoration
This Volkswagen Splitscreen Campervan Is slowly being dismantled ready for some shot blasting and getting stuck into the metal work. ..
Stainless Steel Exhaust System for VW T25
Nice new stainless steel exhaust sytem fitted to this Volkswagen 2WD Westfalia. Running a 1.9 fuel injected engine as it’s a stateside import ..
1.9 Reconditioned engine for VW T25 Syncro
Engine dropped out of this early VW T25 Westfalia Syncro in preparation for a reconditioned engine. ..
VW T25 2WD Lift Kit
Go Westy alloys fitted all round for this VW 2WD T25, 2" lift kit fitted & this sweet little van has gone back home. These conversions open up a whole new potential use for your 2WD van, and increase the potential for adventure :) ..
VW Syncro Spare Wheel Carrier
Rear spare wheel carrier now fitting to this VW T25 Syncro. ..
New Syncro joins the CoastVW family
New addition to the CoastVW family.....exciting times....Volkswagen T25 14" RHD Syncro :) ..
VW T25 MOT & Servicing
This VW T25 Syncro has been in at the CoastVW workshop for its annual service and MOT. ..
All vintages of VW's
A real selection of VW's in the Coast VW workshop today. Volkswagen T5 in for an annual service and brake overhaul, VW T25 SA Syncro is also in for a full service and to have a rear spare wheel carrier fitted, the blue VW Splitscreen is in for a full body restoration and the VW Golf is having some engine work done. ..
VW T5 or T6 Seikel Lift Kit
CoastVW are proud to offer you the Seikel suspension lift kit for your T5, T6 (2WD or 4Motion), ideal for overland use with your Volkswagen Camper Van...... ..
VW T25 Campervan Interior Trimming
Jon and Ash are up in Birmingham today dropping off this Volkswagen T25 16" Campervan to Bromsgrove Auto Trimmers who are trimming out the inside before it comes back to us for the final fit of its camping interior. ..
Getting off the beaten track with your 2WD Volkswagen Camper.......
Getting off the beaten track with your 2WD Volkswagen Camper....... CLICK HERE   ..
VW T25 LLE Full Body Restoration
Metal work going well on the full body restoration of this VW T25 LLE. Pictures show rear panel, inner sill and front lower panel which have all been stitched in. ..
Volkswagen T25 Campervan Bodywork Quote
This local van popped into the CoastVW workshop for a bodywork quote as the owner has grand plans for making it earn her a tidy little retirement income.....#vwcampervanpensionplan ..
VW T25 Pop Top Roof Conversion
Pop top roof conversion all fitted on this VW T25 16" Syncro. We opted for one from Space Roofs.  ..
VW T2 Baywindow - Soon to be for sale
Look who's back in town! The family who bought Macy, our 1971 Baywindow from us in 2014 have returned her so we can get her ready for sale again......still looking as lovely as ever and will be snapped up in no time!! ..
VW T25 - 2WD......green laning?????
Despite the workshop being rammed to maximum capacity Jon and Ash managed to squeeze in a quick off-roaing session on Friday morning to check the new set up on this 2WD Volkswagen T25......we are hoping to upload a little movie once we've brushed up on our film editing skills! Watch this space :) ..
Subaru H6 3L Engine - For VW 16" Syncro
Pete's had a busy morning building this Subaru H6 3L engine ready for a VW T26 16" Campervan. It has had new timing belts/chains/tensioners/water pump fitted, and the cylinder heads changed. Busy busy :) ..
VW Splitscreen - Full Body Restoration
Another VW camper has arrived and awaits its full body restoration. This 1965 VW Splitscreen window bus was purchased from the states several years ago, it has an original wooden Devon interior fitted. The current owners have decided to put their pride and joy back on the road and it will be wheeled into dirty corner in the next week or two hopefully.......where the metal work will commence! ..
VW T25 Syncro Gearbox Rebuild
This lovely Volkswagen T25 14” Syncro is in with us at CoastVW for a gearbox rebuild and to have a decoupler fitted.  ..
VW T25 Campervan Pop Top - Roof bars
Here we are fitting some Campervan Culture roof bars and strengthening plates, this campervan is also going to have a roof lift assist kit fitted ..
VW T25 LLE - Full Body Restoration
Work continues on this VW T25 LLE bodywork restoration. This shot shows the offside inner and outer sill sections which have just been welded in...front panel next! ..
New 1.9DG Engine for VW T25 Syncro
Early 1.9DG engine has arrived ready for fitting in a VW T25 Westfalia Syncro with big end failure on its original engine ..
VW Westfalia Campervan - Fox Lift Kit
This VW T25 Westfalia Campervan has just had a Fox lift kit fitted and is soon to have a new set of 15" alloys with BFG tyres, also it has just had a full under wax ..
VW T25 Campervan Interior
Ash and Jon are busy trial fitting the campervan interior into this VW T25 16" Syncro Campervan, we are liking the quality of these units. ..
15" Steel Mefros for VW T25
Fresh from the powder coaters - full set of 15" black mefros fitted with BFG tyres :) ..
VW T25 Wiring in the mod-cons
The wiring installation all early i place in this Volkswagen T25 16" Syncro campervan restoration rebuild. This photo shows wiring to the roof solar panels, electric mirrors and electric windows........its going to be very modern for a Volkswagen T25 :) ..
VW T25 Syncro - pop top roof conversion
Bit of a hole in this VW T25 16" Syncro......better get its new roof on smile emoticon:)  ..
Vanwurks Camping Interior to be fitted in VW T25 16" Syncro
Interior has arrived for the Volkswagen T25 16" Syncro we are currently re-building. This one is from www.vanwurks.co.uk ..
VW T25 SA Syncro - Service & MOT
Another of our favourite trucks is back in the Coast VW workshop, a year after it's full body restoration.....popped down from London for a MOT, service and a full set of tyres smile emoticon ..
VW T25 Syncro Westfalia - Interior Trim Panels
Two green VW T25 Campers......one of which has just popped in (from Leeds) to have some original VW Westfalia interior trim panels fitted - needless to say that as they were designed for the flat roof Westfalias it has taken a lot more 'modifying' then anticipated :) ..
Subaru Engine Conversion Wiring
Ash has been in the engine bay all day getting the wiring loom ready for the 3L Subaru engine conversion in the VW T26 16" Syncro we are currently rebuilding ..
VW T25 2WD Campervan - getting some Syncro Stylin'
This 2WD VW T25 campervan is in at Coast VW for a couple of weeks to be transformed……it will be having a trick peloquin differential fitted, which along with its 2” lift, 15” wheels and a full set of BFG AT tyres it will look more chunky with a ‘Syncro style’ look. ..
VW T25 16" Syncro Rebuild - Electric Window Installation
The rebuild on this VW T25 16” Syncro is progressing well…’factory’ central locking wiring loom has been installed, and we will also be installing electric mirrors, electric windows and heated seats using factory kit as much as possible and fabrication the rest. ..
VW T25 - Fire in engine bay
Ouch, this VW T25 Campervan has just been transported down to us after its engine caught on fire. Luckily the interior got away relatively untouched.....so now just waiting for the verdict from the insurance company unsure emoticon ..
VW T25 Campervan with rusty front panels
This VW T25 is in at CoastVW for both upper and lower complete front panels, which were then prep’d, sealed and just back from the painters…now fitting a new dash as the old one was a rusty mess. ..
VW T25 LLE Body Restoration
Welding repairs under way to the rear lower corner on this VW T25 LLE currently in for a full body restoration... ..
VW T25 Syncro Rebuild
Rebuild going well on this VW T25 Syncro. Sound proofing has been applied to the front cab area, electrics have been installed ready for the Subaru engine conversion....busy busy in the #coastvw workshop this week, in fact its been flat out since we opened the doors on 4th January - will try and get back into blogging more regular updates :) ..
VW T25 Corrosion Repairs
And all that corrosion now repaired and good as new. ‪#‎vwrestorations‬‪#‎vwbodywork‬ ‪#‎coastvw‬ ..
VW T25 16" Syncro Restoration
Fresh from the paintshop is this VW T25 16" Syncro having had bodywork repairs completed in the Coast VW workshop. And so the rebuild begins..... ..
VW T25 Air Box Corrosion (caused by sound proofing)
This Volkswagen T25 Westfalia California a really nice bus. Unfortunately the sound proofing foam in the air boxes caused some real damage, corrosion in the seams meant the best way to deal with it has been removal of the air box, closing panel and the rear lower panel. Get rid of those foams as they soak up water and will rot your pride and joy ! ..
VW Syncro enjoying the French Alps
So you my remember that the Coast VW team recently completed a restoration 'big brown' just before Christmas...well the new owners have gone off to the French Alps for the winter....fun times!  This is what owning a Syncro is all about smile emoticon And one of the perks of running a seasonal business, if any of you are near Kent and looking for a cool camp-site to park up at then we thoroughly recommend http://www.gooseberryfieldcampsite.com ..
VW T25 Syncro Work Truck
Great to see this VW T25 Syncro (which was a CoastVW #vwrestoration in 2015) working for its living.......so many of our customers use them as everyday work trucks :) ..
VW 1.9 TD Engine Conversion
This 1.9TD (intercooled) engine is now fitted into this VW Camper. Its looking really good and should improve its current top speed of 45mph!!!!  ..
VW T25 Syncro Campervan - Underwax treatment
This 16" Volkswagen T25 Syncro has just been under waxed ready for the winter. The underside is first cleaned with wire brush and air line before the bungs are removed and cavities filled with Dynax S50 cavity wax. The underside is then treated with Dynax Anti Corrosion under body wax. Both products available in our webshop.... ..
15" Mefro Wheels on this Original VW T25 Syncro Camper
Work all completed on this original VW T25 Camper. Propex was removed/repaired/refitted - quite a funny location as it almost looked like the vans interior had been built around the propex - and owner also opted for a new set of 15" mefro wheels. ..
Volkswagen T25 Syncro Campervan
Back in for a service 18 months after its metal work restoration, this VW T25 Syncro camper just looks better with age. Its fastidious owner has a great eye for detail and has recently had a bespoke interior fitted. In with us this time for a full service and to have these snazzy CampervanCulture roofbars fitted. Looking good smile emoticon ..
VW T25 Disc Brake Conversion
This 16" Volkswagen T25 Syncro has had a disc brake conversion - we are just working out the discs used (Mercedes) should be all back together by next week smile emoticon ..
The Perfect Christmas Gift
A life time of fun experiences for the whole family in one of these beauties - this 2003 4-berth campervan just happens to be for sale :)  ..
VW T25 LLE Restoration
And another Volkswagen T25 restoration has just rolled in...all stripped down by the customer so straight on with the metalwork   ‪#‎coastvw‬‪   #‎vwrestorationsRus‬    ‪#‎classicvwservices‬ ..
Paperwork day!
Catching up with some paperwork, just a few jobs on the go at the moment!! ..
VW Golf Engine Conversion
We have been busy fitting a 1.6 turbo diesel into a MKI VW Golf we are using a VNT15 turbo on this one so it should go well  ..
VW T25 Roof Conversion
A quick photo of big brown not looking quite to big the day before it went off to its new home in Kent. VW T25 Syncro high top roof conversion #vwt25campervanroofconversion #vwt25poptoproofconversion ..
VW T25 Engine Running Issues
Pete is working on this VW T25 Doka with a TDI electronic conversion: we are analysing the fault codes to help us diagnose the engine running issues. ..
Coast VW, busy day :)
Another busy day/week/month in the Coast VW workshop....‪#‎classicvwservices‬ ‪#‎vwt25syncroservices‬ ‪#‎coastvw‬ ..
VW T25 Doka Cab Door Fabrication
And so this Volkswagen T25 Doka now has a rear cab door on each side....now for some paint :) ..
VW T25 Syncro Van Sold
We sold this VW T25 Syncro before the previous owner had chance to drive it down to us - never even got its moment of fame on our 'VW Sales' page!.....it will be heading down to Cornwall next week to its new home....if only we had ten more! ..
VW T25 Syncro Spare Wheel Carrier
Today we fitted another spare wheel carrier on a Volkswagen Syncro. These are available from Campervan Culture in RH or LH fitment and offer a great solution for storing your spare 15" wheel. They are of strong and versatile design and offer a much better fitting system then the traditional style to reduce body deformation. ..
Eberspacher Fitting
Ash at Coast VW has just fitted this Eberspacher heater today. It is a diesel powered (from the van fuel tank). thermostatically controlled blown air heater which runs of the leisure battery system and can be used when the vehicle is static or driving. Quite a handy installation given that this VW T25 Syncro Campervan is off to the French Alps for the winter ski season smile emoticon ..
VW T25 Syncro - Cylinder Heads
This lovely example of a Volkswagen T25 Syncro - with a Reimo camper conversion - is with us for replacement cylinder heads, a good service and for repairs to its propex heater. This particular syncro campervan is low mileage and only had two owners from new : ) ..
VW T25 Syncro Doka - new Crew Cab Door Installation
This Volkswagen T26 Doka is having a left hand side crew cab door installed, which is quite a popular request these days at the Coast VW workshop :) ..
Fox Suspension for VW T25 Syncro
This VW T25 16" Syncro is having new Fox remote reservoir shocks and springs fitted. Fantastic ride quality...and looks pretty cool too smile emoticon ..
VW T25 16" Syncro - engine power upgrade
This lovely 16" Volkswagen T25 Syncro has just come back from its first road test after hybrid turbo, Mtdi rover pump and intercooler fitment - what a transformation as now feels light and responsive to drive :) ..
VW T25 16" Syncro - imported from Europe
This 16" Volkswagen T25 Syncro has just come into us from Europe so the Coast VW team are busy preparing it for UK registration and MOT. ..
VW Baywindow Campervan Restoration
This VW Baywindow Campervan - whiich is a UK RHD model - is having its underside prepared with 2 coats of zinc primer before being sealed. ..
VW T25 1.9TDi Engine Conversion
Newly built 1.9 turbo diesel engine ready for engine conversion in VW T25 'Horizon Classic' campervan. ..
New VW Syncro Decals
Another set of new Syncro decals for this VW T25 Syncro campervan, with the shiny new coat of paint (only blow ins)they look great! ..
VW T25 Engine Conversion
Swapping out this very sooty 1.6 JX engine for a nice new 1.9 turbo diesel ..
VW T25 Syncro - Body Resto & Subaru Engine Conversion
Looking rather nice! We recently fitted a Subaru engine in this South African VW T25 Syncro, which is wearing its new coat of the original factory red colour after its full body restoration. We specialise in quality restorations of VW T25 Syncros and 2WD VW Transporters. ..
VW T25 Syncro - Under-waxing for winter
Now’s the time to get the underside of your Volkswagen T25 / VW Syncro professionally waxed. At Coast VW we only use the very best under-body waxes currently available with the strongest corrosion inhibitors and best salt spray test results, looks good too! ..
VW T25 16" Syncro - H6 Subaru Engine Conversion
We have had a first fit for this H6 3.0ltr flat 6 Subaru engine, which is going into a 16” VW T25 Syncro. Top left shows the ECU and electrical items main board for Subaru engine conversion, components are mounted to our newly developed board and then a strong cover attached, the diagnostic port is then accessible from the outside. Top right shows ECU box  with the diagnostic port on the top right for this VW T25 Subaru engine conversion. ..
VW T25 Motorhome with rare coachbuilt body
This very rare VW T25 British built 'Horizon Classic' with Foster & Day coach-built body has come into the Coast VW workshop for a 1.9 turbo diesel engine (fitted with inter-cooler) to be fitted. The main aim being to try and better its current 'top speed' of 35mph. Owners is planning an extended trip around Europe once new engine is in. ..
VW T25 California Campervan - Lift Kit
This lovely VW T25 California Campervan came into the Coast VW workshop yesterday. 'Mint' would be an understatement! The owner brought it down for a little bit of bodywork/paintwork and a lift kit is going to be fitted, 15" wheels with all terrain tyres in preparation for its impending trip to Finland. ..
VW Baywindow Body Restoration
Front tub arch all fitted on this Volkswagen T2 Baywindow. New main floor also fitted, this photo also shows the inner sill which is all ready for its new side panel to be fitted.  ..
FOR SALE! 2003 Volkswagen Danbury 4 Berth Campervan
The VW Danbury T2 campervans are built brand new by Volkswagen and then converted by Danbury. This is an aircooled model with the 1.6 fuel injected air cooled engine, so retains the classic front panel shape. This 6 seat model with the optional middle row of seats is finished in white over royal blue with grey interior units, rubber flooring throughout and blue/green cloth upholstery. The camper has an economical air cooled  petrol engine, spacious double bed, 2 burner gas hob, gas grill, 12v cool box, stainless steel sink with electrically pumped water, camping leisure battery, ..
VW T25 16" Syncro High Top
This Volkswagen T25 16" Syncro with a factory high top has been shipped to us from Ireland. It is in the Coast VW workshop for some mechanical work. Oh and owner has also just decided to have a 2.5 Subaru engine fitted whilst its with us...... ..
VW T25 14" Syncro Westfalia Servicing
This VW T25 14" Syncro has returned to the Coast VW workshop again from Norfolk for its annual service, we fitted an Mtdi engine to it back in 2010. Its a two man job this week as Pete is doing the mechanicals whilst Ashley fabricates another set of our unique rock sliders smile emoticon ..
Postcard from Slovenia
We love hearing from our customers when they are of on an expedition....this VW 16" Syncro High Top Westy 1.9TD is currently touring Slovenia - but previous trips have been heading to the Artic Circle and Morocco......enjoying its more powerful engine ..
VW MKI Golf Engine
Coast VW are currently putting together this MTDi engine using a rover pump VNT15 turbo with a flipped vein controller all ready to go in a Volkswagen MKII Golf Diesel. ..
VW 16" Syncro Body Resto/Subaru Engine Conversion
This Volkswagen T25 16" Syncro has been imported from Italy, direct to us for its full body restoration and Subaru engine conversion. Vehicle has been stripped down and body panel repairs have commenced, starting with a new front lower panel, small side panel repair and lots of shot blasting! ..
Volkswagen Baywindow Restoration Continues
So new main floor area now in place in this Volkswagen T2 Baywindow and so restoration work has moved around to the cab floor area. The drivers seat base/wheel tub was too corroded to repair so has been cut away and the new panel being welding in this week.....we've also fabricated our own floor panel section from flat sheet steel as the replacement panel was coming up a bit short ..
VW T25 Campervan Restoration Complete
Restoration complete on this Volkswagen T25 Campervan, auto sleeper conversion. It came to Coast VW with the normal seam issues and also had some bad rusting around the windows and the front panel. It was original and very solid but looked its age....a great basis for a light restoration. Owner decided to retain all the original interior fittings, so once we had repaired the bodywork this campervan had a full repaint to include the roof, it was fitted back up with all new seals and most of original trim was retained - the final touch was sourcing some new decals to finish her off - finally ..
A sunny Syncro day...
Two yellow 16" Volkswagen T25 16" Syncro's were in the workshop recently....what are the chances! ..
VW T25 Campervan MOT
Quick MOT for this local VW T25 Campervan today, along with 2 or 3 small jobs....been looking after it for a few years now :)  ..
VW T25 Syncro Decoupler
Another decoupler fitted to this VW T25 Syncro Camper just before the customer heads off to Europe on a road trip.....so it now has optional 4WD which gives best of both worlds :)  ..
New Security System Installed
We have just had a new fire alarm system, intruder alarm system and CCTV system installed by Barum Friend Security which will keep your vans safer then ever when at Coast VW. ..
VW Baywindow Campervan Restoration
An update on the VW Baywindow restoration: the Coast VW team have now cut away most of the rusty underside.....now to start rebuilding/repairing ..
Gas Safety in a VW Camper
If you want your gas system serviced or upgraded give us a call. A gas safety certificate is not only good peace of mind but some insurance companies will be more competitive with their premiums. It is recommended that each appliance has its own isolated feed... ..
VW T25 Reimo Camper - New Clutch
We have just fitted a new clutch kit and front to back stainless steel coolant pipes to this VW T25 Reimo Camper, unfortunately it rained just before they collected so the photo doesn't show what a lovely van this is, in a nice flat grey paint. ..
FOR SALE!! Volkswagen T25 Syncro High Top Campervan
Volkswagen RHD T25 syncro hi top campervan. A unique take on this iconic and rare VW syncro. This RHD syncro has been built up over the last 3 years. Has had some work on the shell though it was generally pretty good, main thing done was an inner and outer sill on the driver’s side, lower rear corners, lower front panel etc. It’s been fitted with a VW 1.9 diesel engine that’s been up rated with a new bigger turbo and an intercooler, so pulls very well now. A brilliant Peloquin differential has been fitted which really improves traction both on the road and off, without the hassle of a di..
VW T25 16" Camper Restoration
The Coast VW Team has started stripping out this 16" Syncro camper which was shipped in from Italy for a full body restoration and an engine conversion to a Subaru H6!  ..
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