Past Projects

Take a look at our previous restorations and past projects

T25 Syncro Subaru Engine Conversion
Here we go again! After extensive work in the Coast VW workshop this fine example of Syncro is back and this time its for a Subaru engine conversion.  This is one of our favourite jobs so we are just a little but excited ;-). More updates to follow! ..
#T25 #Westfalia #Syncro #Conversion Update!
Engine and Syncro box now in. This has the de-coupler option fitted which lets you switch between the 4WD Syncro mode or 2WD. Polybushes fitted to the mounts on the gearbox and the front Differential. Uprated rear Syncro springs fitted, helps with the extra weight of the Westfalia hi-top when fully loaded up. 16 inch original Syncro wheels fitted with the classic BFG AT tyre in 215-70-16 fitment going on.Work in progress - Lots more to do, but coming along nicely now. Lucky Dan!     This conversion is now complete! Read the full article here. ..
Volkswagen T25 Syncro Doka fully restored
Well the entire Coast VW team have definitely earnt themselves a few beers this weekend as yet another classic Volkswagen restoration project has reached completion. It has been with us for 6 months and in this time been transformed into a truly spectacular vehicle (even if we do say so ourselves:) ). Where to start…? It has had a full body restoration to include installing another doka cab door (as per a Tristar), although the treasure chest doors look totally original they actually hinge down to make loading easier (with the release mechanisms inside the door apertures), 2.5 ltr Subaru..
T25 Westy Syncro Conversion
Dan (the lucky owner) has made a great Job of preparing all the parts by having them Zinc plated and then powdercoated, he supplied all the polybushes  and we are busy building up the sub assembly’s ready to fit to the westy. Thanks for all your hard work here Dan it makes building up a real pleasure! See the full write up here! ..
VW T25 High Top Westfalia California gets a make over!

The latest restoration that has just come in to the Coast VW workshop is the Volkswagen T25 California Hi-top which needs some TLC to its metalwork, the classic Westy Hi-top leak has happened and caused some damage to the upper windscreen area and this has to be cut out and re-made.

Volkswagen T25 16″ Syncro Westfalia – vw restoration complete
Thursday 15th May 2014   Wow! Been a busy week but the results were worth it as another restoration comes to completion, the very proud owner collected yesterday….. A better description coming shortly… ..
FOR SALE! 1971 Volkswagen Early Baywindow Deluxe Microbus/Campervan – sunroof model
Swedish import now RHD and of course tax exempt. Unique opportunity to own an early baywindow that has been sympathetically restored but also modified to improve its driveability…..yes it steers (steering wheel now on the right hand side) and stops Looks great with its beautifully restored and detailed body in its original factory colours and all the original VW deluxe trim. When we purchased this very solid unrestored Swedish import from its first UK owner we decided that we wanted it to look pretty stock but drive more like its older cousin the T25 and this is what we have achie..
VW T25 Syncro Performs well in MAC4x4 challenge
One of our customers who had a full restoration, camper conversion and engine upgrade last year has just been in touch after completing the Mac4x4 for the second time to say his truck performed impeccably throughout the 4 day event , which with a 2.5ltr Subaru engine we would expect The Mac4x4 is a long-distance endurance driving and navigational event & covers approximately 1,000 miles on motorways, A, B, minor roads and tracks, with off road, green lane and night navigation trial sections. More information can be found at – // We always love hearing what our ..
Volkswagen T25 Club Joker campervan restoration
The Coast VW team have just completed this Volkswagen T25 Club Joker campervan restoration. If you have been following this restoration through our Blog over the past few months then you will know the extent of the rust was much worse than we had originally feared. This is now a lovely example of a Volkswagen T25 campervan, it looks stunning and is beautiful to drive. In our opinion the Volkswagen T25 is still the best driving campervan that Volkswagen ever made ..
Volkswagen T25 16″ Syncro full Restoration and Repaint
The Coast VW team are currently rebuilding this Volkswagen T25 16″ Syncro which has just been resprayed Escorial Green having had a full metal work restoration with us. We have nearly finished the full Dynomat internal lining and now the roof rack and spare wheel cover are back from the powder coaters they have also been refitted – look great against the green paintwork. ..