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VW T3 16" Syncro (Green) Restoration
VW T3 16" Under wraps having just been painted in-house at CoastVW - it now waits its turn for rebuild   ..
VW T3 Westfalia Restoration
This VW T3 Westfalia came into the CoastVW workshop for a full body restoration. These photos show where the lower middle side panel had corroded on the floor/sill seam which meant outer sill, floor and lower mid panel had to be replaced, all interior frame work is correctly repaired before the outer panels are replaced, we aim for it to last!   #coastvw ..
VW T3 Syncro Resto of for Interior Fitting
Off for interior units and upholstery before returning to us for final fit. Customer has chosen to use Dubteriors and we cant wait to see what it looks like on its return......and then we can go on a photo shoot :)   #coastvw #vwt25restoration ..
VW T3 Syncro Rebuild
The rebuild on this VW T3 Syncro is going well post its full body restoration. The pop top roof is now back on along with wheel arch flare kit, smoked light lenses, rear wheel carrier, single light front grill.   #coastvw #vwt3syncrorestoration ..
Replacing the heater motor in VW T3
And so the rebuild starts....Ash has been busy installing the heater box back into this VW T3 Syncro. Its always worth replacing the heater motor whilst the dash is out :) ..
VW Camper Magazine Editorial
We were super pleased with the 6 page article in this months Volkswagen Camper & Commercial magazine all about one of our recent restorations.... #coastvw #vt3restorations #vwcamper        ..
Coast VW Advertising
Another month, another full page back cover ad on this months Volkswagen Camper & Commercial magazine....we are already excited about next months issue which has an article on one of our recent Syncro restorations - will keep you posted when it is out #vwcamper&commercial #vwt3syncrorestorations #coastvw ..
VW T3 Carb Tuning
This VW T3 Reimo popped into the CoastVW workshop as it was experiencing issues with the twin carb set up. We replaced all the fuel lines, synchronised the carbs and traced the running issue to a split servo take off pipe. ..
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 - Inner Sill Repair
These photo's show the fitment of the outer sill and floor section which were badly corroded on this Volkswagen T3 16" Syncro. Once repairs are complete we will be fitting the mid panel.     ..
Off home....
HI HO HI to Edinburgh this van goes....the full body restoration and Subaru engine conversion on this VW T3 campervan has come to a close and is off to be reunited with its owner :) :) :) :) :) ..
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 Restoration & Rebuild
Rebuild continues for this VW T3 Early Caravelle. Its had a custom pale yellow paint which was mixed especially for this build. This image shows the front end build coming along nicely. ..
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 :) ..
We are super pleased with our back-cover ad on this months Volkswagen Camper & Commercial magazine which has just arrived in the post. We have worked on this customers van for over 5 years and in that time we have undertaken a full metal work restoration, an engine conversion and various other bespoke works. Photo credits go to him and his friend for allowing us to use this great image for our marketing…….beers in the post guys ???? ..
VW T3 Roof Restoration
This VW T3 14" Syncro has come into the CoastVW workshop for a light body restoration. Unfortunately when we removed the high top it revealed a rather severe corrosion issue underneath. The corrosion has pretty much eaten through both sides of the gutter. We are now going to source a replacement donor roof. Fortunately the rest of the van is in great condition. ..
VW T3 Restoration and Repaint
Fresh back from paint is this Volkswagen T3 caravelle which has just been repainted in a soft yellow having had a metalwork restoration with us. ..
VW T3 Under Body Protection Waxing
At the CoastVW workshop we have been busy waxing the underside of this VW T3 Syncro. We use an amazing product from Bilt Hambler Laboratories which is the business and lasts for up to 5 years (except in high wear areas). We thoroughly recommend protecting your investment with this specialist application. ..
VW T3 Syncro Restoration / Rebuild
Ash has been building and fitting this 4 runner roof rack onto this Volkswagen T3 Syncro which is nearing completion. ..
VW T3 16" Syncro Body Restoration
The custom rear panel has now been fitted into this VW T3 16" Syncro. Middle panel has also been trial fitted and is now ready for welding in place.   #coastvw #vwt3resto #vwt3bodywork ..
VW T3 Rear Panel has been fabricated
Nathan has been busy fabricating this new rear panel for a VW T3 Syncro after we couldn't get anything to remotely fit.......might start a production line!!! ..
VW T3 Fibre Optic Interior Lights
This VW T25 Syncro has had fibre optic lights fitted into its new blue headlining.....this photo doesn't do it justice so will post a video once rebuild is more complete. ..
Volkswagen Baywindow Restoration - new pop roof
Late Volkswagen Baywindow restoration has just had a new turret top fitted to this Devon conversion, we love the contrasting colour of the canvas :) ..
VW T3 Restoration
Nathan has been busy replacing the rear wheel arch on this Volkswagen T3 16" Syncro. ..
A sneaky peak at this VW Syncro's new interior
Here is a sneaky interior shot of the new interior now in one of our current Volkswagen T3 Syncro restorations...more images to come in due course :) ..
VW Baywindow Restoration
This 1976 Volkswagen Baywindow is back in the CoastVW workshop. Ash is busy fitting all the glass along with new seals, next job on the list will be building up the front doors before fitting the new pop top roof. ..
CoastVW - Customer feedback
Its always so nice when existing CoastVW customers take the time to get in touch....... ..
VW Splitty Engine Work
We finished the body restoration on this Volkswagen Splitscreen earlier in the year and it is now back with us for some engine work and leisure battery install. ..
Love this picture from the archives of Jon and Ash after one of our early restorations - think this one was for a Volksworld Editorial. ..
VW T3 16" Syncro Restoration
We have made a bit of progress on the latest VW T3 Syncro restoration that is in: 1. Bottom of b-pillar has been cut back to expose the inner frame which shows light surface corrosion but no rot 2. Front A-pillar  on nearside had some accident damage which was rather crudely panel will be fitted here 3. Short sill panel has been removed to expose the inner frame which is often corroded away but this one looks good 4. Mid panel has had a lot of filler applied over large dent which will pull out to straighten the panel   ..
VW T3 Syncro - Interior Trimming
Jon and Ash have got a days drive ahead of them taking this Volkswagen T3 Syncro up to Bromsgrove for its interior trimming. This project is nearer the end now and is looking fabulous.       ..
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. ..
VW T3 Front Panel Repair
Second picture shows after we have primed and used our seam sealer to get back the factory seams, Once painted we will also seal from the inside and then apply wax.       ..
VW T3 Roof Repairs
Ouch!......Not want you want to find underneath your VW T3 Auto Sleeper high top roof. Water has gotten under the skin and has corroded all 4 corners. We also had to remove a previous repair section which had been riveted on (??) causing water to sit on top of the corroded area....CoastVW to the rescue ;) ..
VW T3 Resto / Rebuild
And so the rebuild continues......our customer has some chosen custom LED rear light pods for the rear from our friends in the Landrover world. ..
VW T3 Caravelle Restoration
James has had a busy week finishing of the rear lower panel on this Volkswagen T3 off to paint she goes :) ..
VW T3 Syncro Repaint
Wow! Just back from the paint shop after a full body restoration with us in this Volkswagen T3 14" Syncro which has been painted in a very bright Lamborghini orange, striking! ..
Made it to the church on time!
After a 12 month restoration she made it to the church on time - and I think the smile on their faces says it all! Formal photo's to follow...well done to all the team @ CoastVW   ..
Volkswagen T3 Syncro Body Repairs
Its been a hot couple of days in the CoastVW workshop, but the guys have carried on working hard..... Ross was busy yesterday (on the hottest day in the UK since 1976!!) repairing the B-pillar on this Volkswagen T25 Syncro. ..
1966 Volkswagen Splitscreen - fresh paint
Back from paint and looking magnificent is this 1966 Volkswagen Splitscreen - now let the rebuild commence! :) ..
VW T3 Syncro - metal work restoration
Volkswagen T3 Syncro Metalwork Restoration - This picture shows the sill on a VW T3 - a common area of corrosion. Many restorers cut out the middle section but we remove the entire sill and replace the inner and outer sections. ..
VW T3 Restoration Complete
Final pictures of a Volkswagen T25 restoration which went out on Wednesday, the owners were thrilled to be reunited with Katy! ..
VW T3 Camper Vinyls
This VW T3 Camper came back from paint last week and Ash has worked closely with Steve…to recreate the original Kamper vinyls as we couldn't find any for sale that exactly matched the ones on this Japanese import camper. ..
VW T3 Campervan Restoration
The CoastVW workshop is bursting its seams as yet another VW T3 Campervan comes back from the paint shop. This Volkswagen Camper came to us for a light body resto and a bit of work on the roof. Now being fitted back up with all new seals. ..
VW T3 Syncro Bodywork
James is busy prepping this replacement side panel on this Volkswagen T3 Syncro campervan.   ..
VW T3 LLE Restoration Complete
A few more snaps of the Volkswagen T3 LLE that we finished last week. We have known this customer for many years, he is one of our favorites ;)The van entered our workshop as a slammed multivan and leaves as a 'Syncro style 2WD' with peloquin diff, AT tyres, truck mirrors, wheel arch flares and winch we reckon Mike and his boys will soon be getting up to some wild camping fun. Proper photo shoot and perhaps even some video footage on its next return to us......nobody wanted to get it muddy yet :) Well done team CoastVW, the boys did good ;)   ..
Coast VW Volkswagen Restorations
On Friday afternoon the workshop was host to a reunion of CoastVW restorations. The blue LLE having its final polish having just been built back up, the red South African van was back in for its annual service (full resto with us early 2015) and the green Westfalia back with us for a Mtdi engine conversion (resto was late 2015) #vwrestorations #vwt3services #coastvw #feelingproud ..
VW T3 Body Prepping prior to paint
James has had a busy week prepping this VW T3 bodyshell ready for paint. ..
VW T3 Syncro - annual service and MOT
An old family favorite is back in the shop......this South African VW T3 belonged to us many years ago, before selling to a customer in London who then came back to us in 2015 for a full body restoration. Its back in this week for MOT and its annual service......looking resplendent! ..
VW T25 Winch Fitting
This VW T25 LLE in its final stages of post resto build up. Ash busy fitting the winch today, wiring all in place. ..
VW T3 Syncro Look rebuild
Rebuild of this VW T3 LLE continues...our customer has chosen a Syncro look and these mudflaps/mefros/AT tyres and wheel arch trims all help to achieve this. ..
Volkswagen Baywindow Repaint
Just back from paint this VW T2 Baywindow camper van in Pearl Grey looks great, painted inside and out. ..
Front door fitting on VW Splitscreen
Ash busy fitting these VW Splitscreen doors having just had new hinges fabricated. Doors now fit perfectly after having a completely new front end fitted due to crash damage. ..
VW T3 Restoration Rebuild
Pete is currently fitting the newly tinted glass back into this VW T25 shell which came to us for a complete restoration. ..
Volkswagen Baywindow Restoration
Body restoration complete on this VW Baywindow Campervan - now for its topcoat in VW Dove grey. ..
VW Splitscreen Restoration
Ash is just finishing the metal repairs on these 1966 Volkswagen Splitscreen cab doors at Coast VW workshop today #volkswagenrestorations ..
VW Splitscreen Chassis Replacement
At Coast VW today we are fitting a replacement chassis cross member to this  VW Splitscreen Campervan as the previous one had crumbled away! ..
VW T25 LLE Full Body Restoration
Just back from the painters yesterday is this Volkswagen T25 2WD which we have done a full body restoration on. It is an LLE specific colour - Oily Blue - just need the panels now!   We try to get our seams as factory as possible - and this up close shot shows we are doing pretty good :) ..
VW Splitscreen Restoration
New front panel on this VW Splitscreen - 1965 - is now fully in place and looking lovely. This camper has had to have a complete new front end fitted due to accident damage. ..
VW Splitscreen Floor Repairs
James is busy cutting out the floor from this 1965 Volkswagen Splitscreen which is in the midst of its full body restoration with us..... Chassis and top hats are in remarkably good condition but the inner sills need replacing completely on both sides. ..
VW T25 16" Restoration / Rebuild
Rebuild nearly there on this VW T25 16" Syncro. These 16" Mefro wheels have been powder coated in silver finish and had BFG AT tyres fitted, We finally managed to source this LHD middle sliding window which is shown having its seal fitted, and final picture is fitting of the front grill.     ..
VW Splitscreen Front Panel Repairs
Front of the VW Splitscreen is removed and a new wolfsberg west front panel and screen pillars are ready to fit, just have to sort out all of the inner parts first. ..
VW Splitscreen Shot Blasting
This VW Splitscreen had accident damage to the front, various areas of corrosion and lots of filler so it made sense to have the complete shell media blasted, then a quick etch prime to prevent any flush rusting, giving us a nice clean canvas to commence bodywork repairs. Top image also shows front panel now removed. ..
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!). ..
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. ..
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. ..
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 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. ..
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 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! ..
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 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 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 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 // ..
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 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 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 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.  ..
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 ..
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 ..
VW Baywindow Campervan Restoration
An update on the VW Baywindow restoration: the Coast VW team have now cut away most of the rusty to start rebuilding/repairing ..
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 T25 Restoration/Rebuild
Rebuild going well on this VW T25 Auto Sleeper which is nearing completion after its full body have now been fitted, thanks to Steve Wrap It Graphics​, all the trim now fitted....only days away :)  ..
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! ..
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 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     ..
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 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! ..
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! :) ..
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 ;)  ..