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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!  ..
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    //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!  ..
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