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CoastVW has moved!
Sorry for the quiet spell - its been a busy few months relocation CoastVW to our new premises. We are all moved in but the unpacking continues...…   You can now find us at:   CoastVW Ltd, Horsepond Meadow, South Molton, EX36 4EJ ..
VW T3 Campervan - leaking roof
The CoastVW team have been investigating a leaking roof on this Volkswagen T3 Westfalia high top. We decided to take the roof of to make a clear assessment of how bad the damage is. #coastvw #vwt3roofrepairs #vwt3camperleakingroof..
VW T3 Subaru Engine Conversion
This VW T3 14" Syncro Doka has just had a 2.5ltr Subaru engine fitted and is off for a test drive :) ..
VW T3 Syncro - Suspension Upgrade
This Volkswagen T3 16" Syncro is back in the CoastVW workshop having its annual MOT. This time we also fitted new Seikel Springs and Bilstein B6 dampers as the old springs had sagged. This will improves the ride and provide better handling. ..
VW T3 Syncro Roof Repair
Here are the newly made up roof repair sections to fit to the VW T3 Syncro we blogged about recently which had a heavily corroded roof. This photo shows the repair sections having a trial fitting before being cut in. ..
VW T3 Syncro Seatboxes
We have been busy at the Coastvw workshop reinstating the seat boxes on this 16" Syncro, they had been removed previously in order to fit after market seats and now original seats will be going back in once repaint has been done. ..
Fox Suspension Upgrade
This Volkswagen T3 16" Syncro Doka is to be fitted with the ever popular Fox Suspension upgrade. Owner is looking for a little bit more ground clearance and a better ride off-road. ..
New Workshop coming soon!!
We've got an exciting year in front of us at CoastVW as we have just secured a new workshop premises...so much bigger then our current location, so we've got a busy few months getting it in tip top condition...we'll keep you updated on the progress ..
VW T3 Syncro - Post Restoration Photo Shoot
We had a great morning out on a photo shoot for this Volkswagen T3 Syncro post restoration - the weather was fabulous and the views were stunning!  We are so lucky to live and work in beautiful North Devon <3 ..
VW T3 2.5 Subaru Engine Conversion
It's going in......2.5 Subaru engine into this VW T3 14" Doka :) ..
VW T3 16" Syncro Body Restoration
Metal work is all complete now on this VW T3 16" Syncro. All repaired areas are now in epoxy primer ready for the next stage of its transformation. It will be heading off to paint shortly with its super straight body shell :) ..
VW T3 Syncro Camping Pod
Camping pod has arrived at CoastVW ready to fit into a Volkswagen T3 14" Syncro, we have also fitted a full width rock'n'roll bed which folds flat (no engine plinth!) ..
CoastVW Customer Review
The team at CoastVW love receiving a good review, makes the madness worthwhile. Thanks Mark for taking the time to write this :) ..
VW T3 16" Syncro Restoration
Our next restoration is in - VW T3 16” Syncro. Boys have had a busy few days stripping down the shell prior to beginning the metal work. ..
Volkswagen T25 Syncro has a new home
This lovely Volkswagen T25 Syncro has just been sold and is now on its way back to Ireland with its new owner. Before it left we gave it some TLC: full service, MOT, full valet, de-coupler fitting and a Rocky Mountain rear wheel carrier. ..
VW T3 Syncro Pop Top Roof Fitting
Boys have been busy fitting the pop top on this VW T3 Syncro campervan, next job on the list is the aftermarket sunroof and solar panels. ..
VW T3 Terrawagen Wheel Flare Kit
Great attention to detail in the CoastVW workshop fitting these Terrawagen wheel arches. We seal the edge of the arch to the panel to stop any water or dirt packing in and rusting the wheel arch out. Results look fantastic! Beside from looking cool these wheel arch flare kits also prevent stone chips on the inner arches. ..
VW T3 Disc Brake Conversion
Volkswagen T3 disc brake conversion being fitted, designed to be used with 15" steel mefro's. ..
All systems go!
All systems go in the CoastVW workshop today. This lovely '66 split is a USA import, at the back of the shot is a VW T3 Syncro Tristar (a rare beast in RHD), and the rebuild continues on this lovely orange T3 Syncro..... ..
Commute to work
We love it when our CoastVW customers email us with their pictures: this one is of their commute to work...happy days :) ..
VW T3 Syncro Doka - RHD Tristar
An existing CoastVW customer has just replaced his yellow VW T3 Doka with......another yellow T3 Doka!! Although slightly different as this one is a RHD Tristar Syncro (not many of those around!!). In at the CoastVW workshop for a coolant change, cavity waxing, new dashboard fan and an oil change. ..
VW T25 Syncro - Brake work
This VW T25 RHD 16" Doka is having some brake work, new cylinders (which often leak - check yours!) and new brake shoes - even though it had them fitted elsewhere recently they were all split and cracked :-/ ..
Volkswagen Syncro Caravelle Engine Service
Pete is busy doing an engine service and repairing an oil leak on this Volkswagen T25 Syncro Caravelle. ..
VW T25 Syncro Mtdi Engine Conversion
Just fitted up the MTDi engine with the Syncro gearbox. We have fitted a TDi input shaft and a solid TDi flywheel and complete clutch. Gearbox has also had a decoupler fitted, unit is read for installation into a VW T25 14" Syncro panel van. ..
VW T25 Subaru Engine Conversion
We are part way through installing a 2.5 Subaru engine into this VW T25 16" Syncro, most of the coolant plumbing is complete, wiring loom is in place and we'll be fitting the new stainless steel exhaust this week. ..
VW T25 16" Syncro Rebuild
Re-build going well on the VW T25 16" Syncro. We are in the final stages of fitting all of the Bromsgrove interior back in and the red vinyll looks great against the white bodywork. The last few days the Coast VW team has been busy wiring in the leisure battery system, running hot water, 240v invertor (powerful enough to boil a kettle and run a toaster!). ..
Powder Coated Wheels
Lots of items back from the powder coaters, including these 14" mefro wheels which are now satin black. ..
Coast VW Work Truck
Coast VW has a new toy - VW T25 14" Syncro 2.1 petrol........needs a gearbox rebuild and a lot of other things.......like a Subaru engine conversion ;) !!!! ..
Subaru H6 3L Engine Conversion for Volkswagen T25 Syncro
Subaru H6 3L Engine Conversion for Volkswagen T25 Syncro ..
VW T25 Syncro Exhaust and Suspension
The Coast VW team are currently setting up the coolant hoses for this 3ltr Subaru engine conversion - and fabricating the exhaust at the same time, hoping to get her fired up for the first time by the end of the week...second shot also shows the new Fox suspension set up.   ..
Just cant get the staff!
Sorry about the lack of blog posts, new girl in the office is useless at social media!!!!! ..
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.  ..
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..... ..
1.9 Reconditioned engine for VW T25 Syncro
Engine dropped out of this early VW T25 Westfalia Syncro in preparation for a reconditioned engine. ..
New Syncro joins the CoastVW family
New addition to the CoastVW family.....exciting times....Volkswagen T25 14" RHD Syncro :) ..
Getting off the beaten track with your 2WD Volkswagen Camper.......
Getting off the beaten track with your 2WD Volkswagen Camper....... CLICK HERE   ..
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 :) ..
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.  ..
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 ..
15" Steel Mefros for VW T25
Fresh from the powder coaters - full set of 15" black mefros fitted with BFG tyres :) ..
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 ..
Coast VW, busy day :)
Another busy day/week/month in the Coast VW workshop....‪#‎classicvwservices‬ ‪#‎vwt25syncroservices‬ ‪#‎coastvw‬ ..
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 - 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 ..
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 ..
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 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 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..
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