VW Baywindow headling etc all finished
This lovely Volkswagen Baywindow had some bodywork done, a new engine and gearbox and we even fabricated our own 'Westfalia Stylee' headlining in a mahogany stain....oh and check out the on-board record player! :)  ..
VW T25 Restoration/Rebuild
Rebuild going well on this VW T25 Auto Sleeper which is nearing completion after its full body restoration.....graphics have now been fitted, thanks to Steve Wrap It Graphics​, all the trim now fitted....only days away :)  ..
VW T4 Rear Soundproofing & Lining
Rear lining and soundproofing installed on this Volkswagen T4, we also fit altro non-slip flooring, fitted the rock n roll bed (supplied by customer), sealed the water leak coming from the roof and replaced the roof lining  ..
VW T25 Brake Overhaul
We undertook a mechanical survey and brake replacement on this VW T25 Campervan...will be back in for some bodywork later in the year so she can be used to the max over the summer, very much part of the owners family smile emoticon ..
Swiss VW T25 with engine problems
It was nice to meet this Swiss VW T25 yesterday which was experiencing engine problems whilst touring the UK... really lovely owners and hopefully it will be running smoothly for the rest of their travels :) ..
Spotted! VW LT35
**** Spotted by the Coast VW team**** Just happened to park next to this VW LT35 at Barnstaple hospital. Thought it was worth a share smile emoticon     We have always wanted to restore one of these...actually hope to own one one day.... ..
VW T25 Camper Restoration & Repaint
This VW T25 Camper has just come back from paint yesterday, with doors and tailgate delivered to the workshop today. What we need right now is 3 more team CoastVW members and a hundred more hours in each day....busy times! Happy weekend guys :) :) :)  ..
VW Baywindow Body Restoration
This 1976 Volkswagen Baywindow Campervan has come to Coast VW for a full body restoration. We have fitted it to the chassis tilter so we can cut out the floors from the underside - they were far too patchy to repair so we are replacing both floor halves......such a noisy job! ..
VW T25 Syncro Waxing
We got the Ghostbusters into the Coast VW workshop to under wax this Volkswagen T25 Syncro...a great way to preserve the underside of your vehicle.  ..
VW T25 Syncro - Hannibal Roofrack
A very large Hannibal order arrived at Coast VW this week.....Ash was tasked with putting the roof rack together in preparation for fitting to a VW T25 Syncro next week, along with awning, wolfe boxes, ladder etc - will get some pictures on next week once it is all in place. ..
VW T25 Syncro Mefro Steel Wheels
Undoubtedly the most popular item in our web shop......16" mefros! We decided to get these powder coated in black gloss to fit on a VW Syncro Camper......... Mefros are now on special offer with 10% off for July only, offer applies to 15" and 16" Mefros smile emoticon - at an additional cost we can also get them powder coated for you! ..
VW T25 Syncro - Noisy Transmission
This Volkswagen T25 Syncro has just been transported down to us due to transmission problems, needs it very noisy Syncro gearbox fixing and some general al-round TLC! ..
The Wrong Anti Freeze!
This VW T25 Westfalia Camper suffered and over heating issue on the motorway. The coolant mixed in with the oil which we traced back to broken head studs which was caused by using the wrong anti freeze!!! This is what we drained out of the engine sump.....which is basically lots of oil and water mixed together. The cure - unfortunately its going to need a new engine as this one's trashed! ..
Volkswagen T5 Alloy Wheels
Sweet new wheels for this VW T5 Transporter......they went for 17" Diewe Trina's in a nero finish with an all season tyre.....it was previously running on 18" wheels and the owners cant believe how much the ride has improved now its on 17's......(having also previously cracked an alloy due to all the pot holes in our Devon lanes!!) ‪#‎vwt5alloywheels‬ ‪#‎coastvw‬‪#‎diewetrina‬     ..
FOR SALE! Volkswagen T25 Syncro Campervan
LHD 5 cylinder Audi Engine Fitted. New MOT. This van would make a great project for the right buyer. The van drives well and sounds great with its 5 cylinder fuel injection Audi lump. Has a camper interior fitted which requires finishing, as does the pop top roof. We recommend viewing to appreciate this Syncros potential. Selling on behalf of a customer.  ..
VW T25 SA Syncro - Restoration Complete
All finished and heading home to London Town......This van has so much history for the Coast VW team as we purchased it ourselves 7 years ago when we were running Syncrospares, it was our daily work truck and school run vehicle before selling to a new family in Cornwall. A couple of years later the customer wanted to sell and we already had a buyer waiting.....a full restoration has been on the cards for some time...and voila....restoration complete. A full write up and an array of photos will be added to our website in due course smile emoticon ‪#‎vwsyncrorestoration‬ ‪#‎vwcamper..
VW T25 Syncro FOR SALE
Fully serviced and ready to head off camping #vwcamperforsale  #vwsyncroforsale    http://www.coastvw.co.uk/vw-lifestyle/vw-sales/vwcampervanforsale-vwsyncroforsale-vwwestfaliaforsale   ..
VW T25 Campervan Engine work
Just transported down to the Coast VW workshop today is this VW T25 Campervan which needs a new engine, cooling system and exhaust..... ..
VW T25 Cool Box / Refridgeration
Keep your beers chilled this summer in a Waeco CF50 Cool Box - just like this one we fitted at the Coast VW workshop last Friday. This one was fitted with a universal fitting kit which makes it safe and secure yet easily removable.....runs on 12V lesiure, 240 hook up and is solar friendly. ..
VW T25 RHD Syncro Body Restoration
Rebuild going well on this VW T25 Syncro High Top Campervan which was vinyl wrapped last week after its full body restoration, going for a beefy black and brown look with smoked indications and satin black wheels and trim......will be for sale shortly! ..
Bespoke VW Syncro Camper roofrack
So the bespoke build basket roofrack for this VW T25 Syncro High Top Camper was fitted today - looking good alongside the newly fitted solar panels.  ..
VW T5 4Motion - Devon Laning!
Interesting drive to work this morning, tree down on a Devon lane after the stormy weather last night....once i started driving under it it only just cleared the roof bars!  ..
VW Sales - we can sell your campervan
Sold in just 7 days! To a lovely couple who are clearly going to love (and update!) her.....and have even planned their first camping trip :)  ..
VW Convoy to the beach
Come on summer sunshine, where are you!??? This time last year we were at the beach after a pretty cool VW convoy across the moors.  VW campers of all vintages :)  ..
VW Baywindow Camper - seat modifications
A bit of seat modifications taking place on this late VW Baywindow Campervan, current owners are having height issues so we have removed the seats, and swivel bases and adjusted the rails to reduce the height by nearly an inch to accommodate these porsche seats. ..
Decoupler fitted to VW T25 Syncro
Nose cone off, decoupler on ......which means this Volkswagen T25 Syncro now has optional 4WD, best of both worlds! :) ..
Volkswagen T5 2WD Lift Kit
Another Seikel lift kit fitted, this time to a 2WD VW T5 van which wanted a bit more height - owner opted for Bilstein shocks  - along with all terrain tyres it is surprising what this 2WD can manage...... ..
FOR SALE - Volkswagen T3 Syncro Westfalia RHD
FOR SALE - Volkswagen T3 Syncro Westfalia RHD This unique custom built Syncro camper is reluctantly being offered for sale by its owner who has asked us to broker the sale, the truck is with us now. We can arrange delivery anywhere in the UK or ship internationally. The build was commissioned and carried out in 2011 with delivery early 2012, a good solid shell was chosen as the base which was then built as a Syncro and converted to RHD, an early Westfalia camping interior was sourced and fitted along with a full Westfalia roof and bed system. A Mtdi engine was selected along with th..
VW T25 SA Syncro Restoration Rebuild
Rebuild going well on this VW T25 SA Syncro, recently back from paint after its metal work restoration, looking fantastic in its original VW South African red...will be re-united with its owner any day now ;)  ..
FOR SALE! Volkswagen T25 Campervan, Hi-top, diesel, RHD
This great campervan was converted in 1991 by West Country Conversions in Exmouth Devon, the model is a top of the range “West Country Kestrel”. We have all the history for the van going back to 1991 including the purchase receipt from West Country Conversions. The van also benefits from having only 3 previous owners since 1987 when it was first registered. Mileage was a little over 8000 back in 91 and is now showing just over 90,000 The camper was fitted with a genuine VW exchange diesel engine in 2008 when the mileage was 73,513 so this new engine has less than 20,000 on it, the ..
VW Baywindow Front Beam Upgrade
And another Red 9 front beam is being fitted to a VW Baywindow in the Coast VW workshop. This upgrade bolts straight on to your bus to provide much better handling.  The kit bolts on to your chassis, replacing the beam. Comes complete and includes rack and pinion steering. Using modified late Bay spindles means that disc brakes can be fitted.  ..
VW T25 High Top Syncro Camper - Vinyl Wrapping
All go in the Coast VW workshop this week as the vinyl wrapping is now all done on this VW T25 High Top Syncro Campervan. It is the first vehicle we have ever had wrapped rather then painted....it is obviously a long way off completion but the finish is lovely, with a slight metallic in the matt finish is looks great in the sunshine....so - two vans to build back up...and another two heading off to the paint shop.... ..
VW T25 SA Syncro - new paintwork
Looking good.... This RHD South African T25 just back from the painters, sporting a fresh coat of English Post Box Red (LH3G) paint, these photo's don't really show how super shiny this van looks in the flesh - will be a great contrast to the black trim as it gets built back up. ‪ ..
VW T5 4Motion - Black Bike Rack
Feeling rather smug about my snazzy new VW T5 tailgate bike rack which came back from the powder coaters last week - having been baked in an automotive matt black finish it now goes really well with the smoked rear LED lights  ‪#‎T54motion‬ ‪#‎VWT54M‬ ‪#‎genuineVWbikerack‬ ‪#‎VWT5bikerack‬ ..
VW T25 Vinyl Wrap
So day 2 of the vinyl wrap process shows good progress....the flat matt finish really softens the square edges of the VW T25. We opted for 'chocolate brown' as we have a very nice brown and cream interior to fit next week.....really looking forward to getting the van back on the weekend to see what it looks like finished.  ..
VW Camper Vinyl Wrap
Bodywork complete and this high top VW T25 Syncro campervan is now off for......its vinyl wrapping. Vehicle wrapping is becoming very popular at the moment for a variety of reasons.....it is cheaper then paint, it is a quicker process then a complete respray, it is more durable then paint, and small scratches even 'self-heal' in the sunlight. Looking forward to picking it up tomorrow night smile emoticon We opted for a colour change and a flat matt finish....watch this space.... ..
New windscreen and seal for this VW Camper
A new windscreen and seal today for this VW T25 Campervan.....think its going to be another busy week at the Coast VW workshop, 2 on the ramps, 4 on the floor and 9 in the queue.......but at least last weeks photo shoot is done and dusted - hopefully some great pictures to follow over the coming weeks :) :) Happy days......:)  ..
VW Westfalia Additional 'Buddy' Seat Fitted
The Coast VW team has just fitted a caravelle buddy seat into this VW T25 Campervan so that it can safely transport 5 people - with the added benefit of a removable seat to put in your awning.  ..
VW T25 Camper - Cambelt change and new pump
This VW T25 Camper has come into the Coast VW workshop for a new diesel injection pump and a cambelt change. ..
VW T25 Syncro Electric Power Steering Kit Fitted
This is an electric power steering kit which we have just fitted to a VW T25 Syncro. These are great kits to use on a RHD van as it is now virtually impossible to get a RHD power steering rack. These systems are also speed sensitive to give a more 'modern' driving experience. ..
VW T25 Camper - MOT & Service
Just in at the Coast VW workshop is this VW T25 Camper which needs an MOT, new power steering pipes, a small bit of MOT welding and the install of factory fog lights... ..
VW T2 Baywindow slip diff and Red9 Beam
This lovely Volkswagen T2 Baywindow is in with us to have a limited slip diff and a red 9 front bean fitted. This twinn wishbone coilover suspension kit bolts on to your chassis, replacing the beam, steering box and all associated linkages. ..
VW T25 High Top Westfalia - Gutter and Cab Step Repairs
Just finishing off works to this VW T25 Westfalia which included removing all the old sealant on the gutters, cutting out some areas of the gutters that needed replacing, zinc priming we then use sika flex sealant around all sides/front/back - top coat will be applied Monday. If you own a VW Westfalia Hightop it is so important you check the sealing of your gutters as it leads to severe rot if left to allow water in. Normal cab step repair (had been previously badly repaired) but also in this instance it had some corrosion in the surrounding metal work which needed repairing prior to fitting n..
VW Baywindow T2 Restoration
Today we collected this VW T2 Baywindow from the Totnes area...it has been owned by the same family for many years, and been on a few trips to Europe and has now come to the Coast VW workshop for some TLC, some metal work, some paint and a possible new interior...corroded in all the usual areas as you would expect from a van of this age. ..
VW T25 High Top Komet - Restoration Complete
So the restoration of this Volkswagen T25 High Top Komet is all completed, and it was collected by its happy owner on Thursday 16th April (he didnt even recognise it was his van upon arrival at the Coast VW workshop). The very next day he set of camping with his two dogs for the weekend....happy days! :) ..
A selection of our current work -
Just a few of the VW vans we have in this week…. Top left – this VW T25 14” Syncro has come to us to be renovated prior to going up for sale Top right – this VW T25 has come to us from Derby for a bodywork renovation Bottom left – this VW T25 14” Syncro is just having an electronic power steering rack fitted as its last job before collection Bottom right – this VW 14” Syncro is in with us for a 2.5ltr Subaru engine conversion prior to a bodywork restoration ..
VW T25 14" Syncro Doka - running issue
This yellow double cap VW Syncro is in with a running issue with its MV engine, it is also having a service, MOT, new brake callipers - as its an everyday work truck its needed back home tomorrow. ..
VW T25 14" Syncro - Rear Corner Repair
Rear corner damage on this 14" VW Syncro all buttoned up, new tailgate, new rear valance, new rear bumper....looking a bit smarter now smile emoticon ..
VW Baywindow, soon for sale
This VW Baywindow is in at Coast VW to have some bodywork repairs, a new skylight, new wheel trims, new mirror caps, new front light lense chromes, a full service and a fresh MOT before going up for sale. This was one of the last air cooled variants before they started making the water cooled models. ..
VW T25 Camper Restoration Rebuild
This Volkswagen T25 High Top Komet Campervan is back from paint. It came to us at the end of November for bodywork and A-pillar repair...the owner opted for a 'windows in' re-spray to keep the costs down, and another optional extra was the blue side stripe......so now its time to start building it back up before some mechanicals, MOT and heading back to its new home in 2 weeks time smile emoticon ..
VW T25 14" Syncro - Rear Valance Repair work
Just in at the Coast VW workshop is this VW T25 14" Syncro which has come to us for some rear valance work after an argument with a Landrover Defender :0  It is having a complete rear valance replacement panel and tailgate... ..
Powder Coated bumpers / trailing arms / protection plates
All the newly powder coated items are back and ready to be fitted to this orange VW T25 Syncro Doka.....bumpers / trailing arms / engine bash plates ..
VW Baywindow Camper - new breather system
Pete's busy today fitting a new breather system to this VW baywindow campervan with a 1776 engine...next job on the list is to fit a fire prevention system to the engine bay.....more info to follow in the week ..
Afternoon off anybody??
The Coast VW workshop has been so busy these past few weeks we have given everyone the afternoon off.....and yet where can they all be found....Ash and Jon are in the workshop working on their own projects and Pete's gone to his own lock-up to work on his projects.....and I'm catching up with paperwork. Still the weather looks good for the whole weekend....Spring camping just around the corner.... ..
VW Syncro in 4x4 Challenge
This picture shows one of Coast VW's customers having fun at Bala 4x4 centre....during the MAC4X4 in a Syncro !!!! A great event for a great cause - www.mac4x4.co.uk ..
VW T25 Syncro Rock Sliders
So the rock sliders we just fabricated at Coast VW last week look great all fitted on this 14” Volkswagen Syncro, offering sill protection and a great place to jack up a Syncro using a high lift jack ..
VW T25 14" SA Syncro Restoration Rebuild
And so the rebuild continues of this VW T25 14" Syncro - the engine bay has been prepped and painted and the dash is back in and wiring in the electricals is underway :) ..
VW Syncro Sound Proofing
Whilst this 14” VW Syncro is stripped out for its body restoration the customer decided to insulate throughout. To include floor plans / panels  seat boxes etc. Not only does this provide a quieter ride but is also prevents panel drumming and offers heat insulation too, so a good investment all round :) ..
Meet Volks!
When some Coast VW customers came into the workshop today to collect their van they brought their very cute dog - called Volks heart emoticon ! Now that's true VW loyalty!! ..
VW Syncro Suspension Repair
The rear suspension turret on this VW T25 16" Syncro had completely rotted away on the inside so we have fabricated a new 3mm plate to fit in, then we could fit the newly powder coated trailing arm and the new suspension. The owner opted for the H&R set up, this gives some flexibility on setting the ride height - and looks good too! ..
VW T5 4Motion - Tailgate model - Bike Rack
Testing out the merchandise...genuine VW tailgate bike rack for the VW T5....well made and easy to use...and folds flat for easy storage.....and the best bit is it protects our interior now that our four mountain bikes don't need to go inside the van!!  We can supply these for £459 plus P+P ..
VW Syncro Security Safe Box
Another job nearing completion at Coast VW is this laptop safe box which we have fabricated to fit in this Volkswagen T25 14" South African Syncro. The box will be fixed to the back of the drivers seat box and then fitted with a 7-lever security lock. ..
Bespoke Rock Sliders for this 14" VW T25 Syncro
Another project on the go at the moment is the rock sliders we have been busy fabricating for this VW 14" Syncro Camper. This particular set have been designed for using with a high lift jack. We have just sent them off to be powder coated, so some 'final' images will be uploaded next week once they are fitted to the van. We have had a spare set fabricated or they can be made to order with a 2-3 week turnaround. ..
VW T25 Syncro Suspension Upgrade
This 14" VW T25 Syncro is with us having a new suspension set up fitted. Our customer opted for a Trailmaster Comfort set-up which gives a little bit of extra lift without the spring rates being too hard, A great cost effective suspension upgrade.     ..
Experienced Mechanic Required
Experienced mechanic required for busy Volkswagen Garage   Skilled and enthusiastic individual required to perform general repairs to classic Volkswagens - mostly water-cooled.  Must be able to work as part of a small and dedicated team and be hard working with a strong attention to detail.  Please email us, including details of previous experience to info@coastvw.co.uk ..
VW T2 Baywindow - Electrical Work
Just in at the Coast VW workshop is another green VW Type 2 Baywindow...this one has just undergone a full body restoration (not by us) and is in with us to have some interior lights fitted, have a leisure battery installed and to get the fridge operating and functional....after all Summer is just around the corner and those beers will need chilling smile emoticon heart emoticon       ..
VW T5 4Motion Lift Kit
Love it when the Postie brings us exciting parcels on a Friday morning.....new Seikel springs for the Coast VW T5 Transporter Kombi 4Motion....watch this space :)   ..
Bit of a colour scheme taking place -
We like a colour co-ordinated workshop at Coast VW and it looks like today we will mainly be working on red Volkswagens....   ..
Status Update on the Coast VW workshop
Just your average busy day in the Coast VW workshop.......Ash is repairing a rear tailgate for a VW 14" Syncro, Pete is servicing this VW High Top Westy, Jon is replacing the fuel tank sender in a VW 16" Syncro Doka and the South African VW Syncro patiently awaits its respray......  ..
1983 VW Mark II Golf GL
So even though the workshop is stacked out and there is not a drop of space in any of our barns at home this little beauty was too good an opportunity to miss out on....a 'rare' 1983 VW MKII Golf 1.6 GL - naturally aspirated - will be a fun project over the coming months. Because you can never have too many VW's!!! ..
VW Baywindow Westfalia
This Volkswagen Type 2 Baywindow has just come into the Coast VW workshop. Its a lovely California imported Westfalia in great original condition. Has come to us for some modifications: a new Red9Design front beam, a Peloquin limited front diff in the back, some paintwork touch ups, and the correct fitting of its Porche tombstone seats...plus numerous other jobs....   ..
Lovin' our new workshop signs
So back in the Summer we built a new clean room area for our rebuilds.....so we also put a couple of new signs up around the workshop.......and after our Christmas 'Spring Clean' and some chunky investment the workshop gets better each year...feeling proud :)  ..
VW T25 Syncro - underside corrosion
The South African Syncro currently in with us for a body restoration was worse underneath then we had anticipated…Ash gave it a gentle blast with the grit blaster which unveiled all this… We have now dropped out the complete front sub-frame and are currently removing the main chassis rail. The top left picture shows the five layers (amounting to 20mm thickness) which make up the box (Syncro sub frame strengthener/ main chassis / inner box / suspension plate / strengthener plates). The water had gotten between these layers causing them to expand which had in turn caused the sub frame to b..
VW T25 16" Syncro Parts to be powder coated
All these VW T25 16" Syncro parts are off to be powder coated in black.....cant wait to get them back on and fitted - will look really smart against the orange paintwork :) ..
VW T25 14" Syncro Body Resto
The rear lower valance is all fitted and in place on the VW T25 14” Syncro we are currently restoring. Here you can see all of the plug welds onto the rear stiffening panel, this will then be followed up with the seam welds across the top join plus the side panels. All welds will then be ground down, Zinc primed and the joining work will all be seam sealed from the behind - Job done!  ..
VW T25 14" Syncro Body Resto
Mmmm, not what you want your rear valance to look like! New panel fully zinc primed prior to fitting…(we do this with every panel we fit wink emoticon ) - the VW T25 South African 14" Syncro restoration is going well...... ..
Subaru Engine Conversion
Subaru engine conversion nearly complete in this 14" Volkswagen Syncro – we will be uploading a You Tube video next week, watch this space :)  ..
Quality Restorations
Here we have a photo of Ash undertaking some metal work today on a VW T25 14" Syncro. The photo demonstrates what we are about at Coast VW....a qualified technician undertaking a professional job with all safety equipment being worn.....this dedicated approach ensures your van is in good hands when at the Coast VW workshop. ..
VW T25 14" Syncro - long range fuel tank fitment
Back in at the Coast VW workshop is one of our favourite Syncro's (in one of our favourite colours). This VW T25 14" Syncro has come in to have long range fuel tanks fitted before its next road trip. Will be worked on next month once we've waded through January's 'to do' list!! Busy busy!! ..
VW T25 Reimo- 6 seater conversion
The new owners of this VW T25 Reimo camper (which we sold to them last week) wanted it to be a six seater camper, safely - with seatbelts!!! So we sourced a Doka Crew Cab front double seat and then made a removable bulk head bar (just incase the new owners ever wanted to take it back to factory). We also sourced a VW Multivan rear facing seat (Thanks Mick at NWVW), which even included the frame. Because the Reimo floor is higher we had to modify the seat securing frame so the seat is fully removable. Hey presto - a six seater camper full seatbelts all round.  Nice work Pe..
Visitors Bearing Donuts ALWAYS Welcome!!
Nice to put a face to a name when James from VW Heritage popped in this avo....and the donuts were much appreciated - Ross you missed out!!! ..
FOR SALE - VW Baywindow Pick-Up
VW Baywindow Double Cab Pick Up for sale, ex military - This truck has been stored since late 2006 and has just been put back on the road with a fresh MOT.   More images here  Works recently completed:   Fitted 2ltr engine  New rings and a barrel hone New pushrod seals Barrels seated to block and head New twin single choke weber carbs fitted Re-built gearbox fitted New front shocks Brake service Various other small jobs done New rear crossmember fitted Both cab front steps replaced. New front door rubbers fitted ..
Enhancing the performance on VW T5 Kombi
Have just fitted this chip to our VW T5 Kombi van (2ltr 130BHP) as we weren't quite getting the performance we wanted......currently under evaluation so will upload a short film in due course to show you the before and after...but so far so good :) ..
VW T25 14" Syncro - undergoing a Subaru Engine Conversion
Subaru engine conversion wiring loom now built and ready to install in the VW Syncro - this huge pile of wire is what's left.  ..
VW T25 Campervan - SOLD!
This lovely red VW T25 Campervan has now sold! Its new owners are based in Scotland and will be coming to collect (and view for the first time) once we have carried out some routine maintenance - to include making it a 6 seater! Busy times.... ..
VW T25 16" Syncro VC
Pete has removed the front diff from this French VW T25 16” Syncro which had no drive to the front wheels. This picture shows the nose cone from the diff removed and the VC in situ, we are now sending this off for refurb. Meanwhile there is excessive float in the diff and we are going to change the bearings, reset the diff…etc etc ..
VW T25 Syncro Body Restoration
Restoration work on the VW T25 South African Syncro continues...this photo shows Ash preparing the inner front panel seam returns (having just shot blasted them). They have been treated with the best zinc primers available. Once this has cured then the new front panel will be carefully Tig welded into place. ..
VW T25 Subaru Engine Conversion
This VW T25 Syncro is in at the Coast VW for a Subaru 2.5 ltr engine conversion. Gearbox has been cleaned and diff lock unseized and repaired, RJES bell housing fitted, gearbox offered up to the engine then engine and gearbox as a unit is trial fitted up into vehicle, cooling system is then plumbed in – next job will be to build the loom from this pile of spaghetti :)  ..
VW T5 4Motion Interior Upgrade
Well that should keep us busy - we have splashed out and bought a VW T5 caravelle interior for the VW T5 4-Motion, the seats and rails have been stripped from a brand new Caravelle but the interior panels are by Trimtech and have been designed especially for the Kombi vans - we have obviously fitted after market rear windows so not sure how easy it'll all go together...we'll all soon see :)  ..
VW T25 16" Syncro Westfalia
This beauty of a Syncro (16” T25 Westfalia) has been a frequent visitor of the Coast VW workshop for the past few years – in with us this time due to a drop in the oil pressure which was traced back to be a faulty pump, a new pump was fitted – along with a new gasket to the sump we also fitted an oil cooler so all these things should help keep the oil temps down and the pressure up...can we also point out workshop floors all shiny and blue once more!!! ..
VW T25 Cab Step Corrosion / Repair
The cab step is a common area of corrosion on the VW T25's...this photo is of a camper currently in the Coast VW workshop for a body restoration. Always worth peeling back your cab step rubber to see what lurks beneath yours.....a relatively simple repair if it is caught soon enough...     ..
Volkswagen T25 16" Syncro
This Volkswagen T25 16” Syncro has just been brought into the UK by Busman for its new owners. It has been delivered straight to us for a mechanical refurb and MOT so it can be UK registered. It’s in really original condition on the body with no corrosion. Watch its progress over the next few weeks ..
Volkswagen T25 High Top Camper for Restoration
These photo's show the repairs we have been undertaken to the front end of a VW T25 Camper that came into us a few weeks ago with historic front end accident damage which had been previously repaired but had corroded through in many areas necessitating the removal of the complete outer skin on the pillar. We sourced a good 'complete A-pillar' from Mick at NVVW as we had no suitable body cuts ourselves. Ash carefully unpicked the outer skin from this donor pillar and then grafted the skin back onto the van. Resulting in no more corrosion.       ..
Its almost too late to say this...BUT...wishing you all a Happy New Year. We all enjoyed the long break and normal services have now resumed :) ..
VW T25 Syncro 'Before Restoration' video
Quite exciting…our first You Tube video…showing a VW T25 14” Syncro (South African Import) before its restoration begins, watch it progress over the coming months….  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyZT1zqMnDU&feature=youtu.be  ..
VW T25 Body Restoration Complete
This Volkswagen T25 Auto Sleeper Campervan came to us in September for a full bodywork/sheel resto. Overall the van was is good condition having been well looked after by its owners, but it had also been well used with frequent trips over Europe.  The van arrived in the Coast workshop with the inside stripped out and ready to go.....once we had removed the windows the actual metal work repairs took only a couple of weeks in 'Dirty Corner' before going off to be painted in its fresh top coat. Upon its return it was built back up using as many of the orginal parts as possible, ..
Replacing Power Steering Pipes
So one of the jobs today was replacing these power steering pipes on this 16" VW Syncro - the old metal ones are often corroded. You can also see the new universal joint also - if your steering feel notchy its likely that this joint could be seized! ..
VW T25 16" Syncro - Oil Cooler fitting
Currently with us is this VW T25 16" Syncro Westfalia Hi-top which has a 1.9 Turbo diesel with intercooler fitted. After a recent trip to the Pyrenees mountains it was getting quite hot and bothered so is with us to have an oil cooler to fitted - this should keep a lid on those high oil temperatures that the 1.9 can be prone to! ..
Volkswagen T25 High Top Camper for Restoration
One in one out……the next body restoration has arrived – this Volkswagen T25 High Top Komet Campervan has come to us for some bodywork and full repaint. Overall its not it too bad condition but needs a complete A-pillar repair having had previous accident damage and now is badly corroded. You can follow this VW restoration on our blog and social platforms over the coming months to see how it progresses. ..
VW Gipsy heading to its new Homeland
What great customers we have! When our latest Welsh customers came to collect their VW Gipsy yesterday they came with a box of scrummy shortbread and our very own Y Ddraig Goch.  Diolch i chi guys :)  ..