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Stay safe
Business as normal in the CoastVW workshop until we get told to do otherwise...busy days! Stay safe peeps, concerning times <3  ..
VW T3 Syncro Doka - Metalwork Repairs
This VW T3 14" Syncro Doka is in with us for some localised metalwork repairs. These pictures show what the seat belt mounting area looked like when we lifted the flooring up, we cut away the corrosion, fabricated a repair panel, prepped and painted - looking good as new!   #coastvw ..
VW T3 Syncro Paintwork
Sam (our new bodyshop apprentice) has done a nice job colour testing the new paint on the CoastVW Syncro Doka - we have decided on Porsche Slate Grey. Paint is so shiny we have out very own 'hall of mirrors' :)     ..
VW T3 Syncro Doka Paintwork
This VW T3 Syncro Doka is next in line for some localised paintwork in the CoastVW paintshop following some extensive welding repairs to the rear trailing arm mounts.   #coastvw #vwt3bodyworkrepairs ..
VW T3 Syncro Gipsy
Wow! This isn't something you see everyday - a Volkswagen T3 SYNCRO Gipsy - what a beast! In at the CoastVW workshop for a new exhaust system, a very careful bit of paintwork around the front and a heated front screen ..
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 Syncro Suspension Upgrade
This Volkswagen T3 14" Syncro is showing a nice rear set up with a T4 rear disc conversion and Fox suspension kit - a great combination!   ..
VW T3 Factory window frames installation
This Volkswagen T3 16" Syncro panel van has just finished having factory side window frames in place - great job Ash & Paul :)   #coastvw #vwt3specialists ..
VW T3 Subaru Engine Conversion
This Volkswagen T25 14" Syncro is at the CoastVW workshop having a twin cam Ej25 Subaru engine conversion which is in the process of being fitted in its freshly painted engine bay.   #coastvw #vwt25engineconversion ..
VW T3 Syncro Refurb
This fantastic looking VW T25 14" Syncro Westfalia high top came into the CoastVW workshop for a general refurb/update including:   - 1.9 Turbo diesel engine conversion - Fox suspension upgrade - Rear bumpers with GoWesty swing away wheel carriers - Road shower - Wheels & tyre package - Gutter refurb - Localised pain repairs - New skylights - Interior reupholstered by Bromsgrove       ..
VW T25 Westfalia Conversion
This 14" Volkswagen T25 Syncro came into us for a full Westfalia conversion. So we have cut the roof to accommodate the new pop top roof and the interior installation is going in nicely.   #coastvw ..
VW Syncro Subaru Engine Conversion
Our first holiday snapshot is of this lovely South African Volkswagen Syncro Caravelle which was out and about after a full Subaru engine conversion using a EJ25 2.5 ltr. What a cracking looking bus!   #vwsubaruengineconversion ..
Happy Monday!
Happy Monday! Sorry for the lack of blog posts over the previous few months......it's been a little hectic in the CoastVW workshop over the summer months but we have worked on some really exciting projects and are bursting at the seams with current projects so watching this space and we will start filling you in! :)   #coastvw ..
VW T3 Syncro - Fuel Tank Replacement
The engine and gearbox have been removed from this VW T3 Syncro so that we could remove the fuel tank and replace al the fuel lines and breathers, and check if there was any corrosion behind the tank. Tank void was steam cleaned and then two coats of wax were applied to protect the tank void area - a job well worth doing!   #coastvw ..
VW T3 Syncro - LED headlights
We've just finished fitting these LED headlamps to this Volkswagen T3 16" Syncro which is currently in the CoastVW workshop…..looking good!   ..
VW T3 14" Syncro Service
This lovely VW T3 14" Syncro is in for its annual MOT & service prior to heading off on its trip around Europe. ..
VW T3 Syncro Work Truck
We love seeing these VW T3 Syncro being used for everyday work life. This one is used for gardening services.....you couldn't wish for a more practical and versatile work truck :) ..
16" VW T3 Syncro Camper for Sale
Just in is one of our old favourite Syncro's…..now up for sale with the spec sheet being typed up in the next few days. If you've always wanted a 16" Syncro act quick as it wont be around for long...….all enquiries to info@coastvw.co.uk   ..
VW T3 Syncro Services
Ash wishing he was a little bit taller...….this gorgeous VW T3 Syncro is back with us for a few little jobs and looking radiant in todays sunshine   #coastvw #customerservice ..
VW T3 Syncro - window tinting
This VW T3 Syncro is nealy ready to return home.....one of the last jobs on the list was the window tinting of the rear double glazed windows. The darker films really look splendid with the mono colour scheme :)     ..
VW T25 Interior Repaint
Last week we removed a full campervan interior from a Volkswagen T25 14" Syncro…..it been repainted and is currently being installed. Will reveal the transformation in the next few days :)   #coastvw #vwt25services ..
New wheels for this VW T3 Syncro
New wheels have just been fitted to this Volkswagen T25 14" Syncro, 16" mefro's rims with BFG AT tyres, looking nice and chunky :)   #coastvw #vwt3syncro ..
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 T25 16" Camper for Sale
We have a lovely VW T25 16" Syncro Camper for sale on behalf of a customer. Below is a brief outline of its key features please contact us for more information info@coastvw.co.uk or 01769 573 683   - Re-built 2.2 WBX engine - Full Fox Suspension upgrade with remote damper cartridge and re-bound settings - 4WD de-coupler allowing selectable 2WD and 4WD - Uprated gear shift using RS fab “big shot shifter” - BFG all terrain tyres - Side steps/rock sliders - South African front light up-grade - Cab doors key fob locking -..
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 ..
VW T3 Snowy Syncro
The snow seems to have passed, fun whilst it lasted but the workshop was a bit on the chilly side......welcome back rain, Happy Monday!   #vwt3inthesnow #vwt3snowysyncro ..
VW T3 Camper Storage Chest
Under floor storage chest is all made and installed into this VW T3 Westfalia Syncro. We have built these into a few vans now and it provides a really useful and secure storage space.   #vwt3syncro #vwt25syncro ..
VW T3 Restoration Rebuild
And so the rebuild continues on this VW T3 Campervan. The Coast VW team have undertaken the entire metalwork restoration and it was the first paint job through our new paintbooth over Christmas. This photo shows Ash fitting up the doors....including new door seals. Watch this space, such an exciting stage :)   #vwt25 ..
VW T3 Westfalia roof conversion
We have been preparing this brand new 'copy' Westfalia roof ready for a VW T3 Westfalia roof conversion on a VW T3 campervan that is currently a high top.   #vwt25 #vwt3 ..
VW T3 Paint
What a busy week we've had at Coast VW. Here is James just finishing of the primer coats on the final panels for custom paint work on VW T3 syncro. Happy weekend folks! :) #vwt25 ..
VW T3 Syncro Westfalia - under floor storage chest
Pete is measuring up for a bespoke under floor storage chest to be fabricated and installed into this VW T3 Westfalia Syncro.   #vwt3syncro #vwt25syncro ..
VW T3 Engine Bar Carrier Plate
Coast VW recently welcomed Sean to the team just before Christmas. Today he has been busy making the modified engine bar carrier plates we fit to all of our VW T3 Subaru engine conversions   #vwt25 ..
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 :) ..
New Year! New paintbooth! New colour!
Happy New Year! We've got the year of to a good start...our first ever paint job, in our new paintbooth!!   #classicvolkswagenservices #classicvolkswagenpaintwork ..
VW T3 Weld Repairs
Ash is trying not to set fire on himself whilst welding in chassis reinforcing plates for this VW T3 Syncro with 3.3ltr Subaru conversion.   #vwsyncro #vwt3syncro #welding ..
Volkswagen T3 Bodywork
This VW T3 Syncro is being prepped in our new filler room......the paintbooth is nearly installed and ready to use, perfect timing!   #coastvw  #vwbodywork   #classicvolkswagenpaintshop  ..
Subaru Engine Conversion
Just finished fitting this Subaru EJ25 2.5 ltr engine into a South African Syncro. These Subaru engines are such a good fit in a T3 and brilliant to drive, quiet, smooth and powerful. If you are thinking of an engine conversion in your Volkswagen campervan then we recommend this engine as being the best petrol engine conversion in a VW T3. ..
VW T3 16" Metal Work Repairs
A little light metal work surgery on this 16 inch Volkswagen Doka. The front jacking point had corroded and taken the front edge of the sill with it so we removed the outer section on the front outrigger to allow correct repairs inside the B pillar.  We will now fabricate a new sill section along with the supporting frame inside the sill, before making the outrigger section and stitching it all back together, when finished it will be an invisible repair. ..
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 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 https://www.facebook.com/volkswagencamper/        ..
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..
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 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 - Subaru Engine Conversion
Engine bay just being prepped before 'popping' in this Subaru EJ25 engine into a Volkswagen T3 Syncro. #subaruengineconversions #coastvw #vwt3engineconversion ..
VW T3 Engine Bay Metal Repairs
This VW T3 Syncro engine bay is undergoing some metal work repairs. On the Syncro variants mud collects between the fuel pipe between and the chassis which eventually corrodes the bottom of the engine bay panel. ..
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.     ..
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 ..
2.1 Engine For Sale
2.1 Engine for sale - We have a customer who is selling his 2.1 block with a 1.9 manifold and carb, relatively low miles since being reconditioned, low compression on no.3. Owner is selling complete, get in touch if you are interested :) ..
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 & 2WD Subaru Engine Conversions
Coast VW Subaru engine conversions for VW T3 2WD and Syncro.   Our Subaru engine conversion programme has been specially developed for the T3 with stand alone ECU with custom mapping set up on a rolling road and perfected on the road.   Developing 156 HP and 173 Lbft of torque. ..
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. ..
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 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 14" Syncro Campervan
Back to us after an extended European road trip this VW T3 Syncro Campervan will now go into our winter storage. It will then have annual MOT/service/check over before its 2018 adventures :) ..
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 filled.....new 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. https://youtu.be/o4bVxRGmgjQ       ..
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 Bodywork
This VW T3 14" Syncro Doka is having some light renovation work done. The outer sill seams were showing some seam rash, once we had media blast it became apparent that the corrosion was worse then we though (often the case!!) so we removed the old outer sill and are just fitting in the new outer sill - luckily the inner sill was still in perfect condition. ..
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 Interior Flooring
We have just fitted this wood effect vinyl flooring into a VW T3 Syncro we are currently rebuilding. This is such a great product as its individual planks so looks just like real wood. #coastvw ..
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 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 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..... ..
Overland trip to Iceland
Some more holiday snaps of another CoastVW customer on a recent overland trip to Iceland - great to see one of our Syncro conversions in its natural environment :)   :)       ..
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 Subaru Engine Conversion
Just building up another Subaru EJ25 2.5ltr engine to go in the back of a Volkswagen T3 Syncro. #vwsubaruengineconversions ..
Volkswagen Holiday Snaps!
Another great customer pic from their tour around Northern Spain, 2000m and engine was perfect, happy customers are a great way to start our day ..
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. ..
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. ..
Subaru Engine Rebuild Completed
This Subaru EJ25 engine is all built up and ready to fit in VW T3 Syncro. This engine has gone through our rebuild process and is looking good as new. ..
VW T3 Syncro Servicing
This Volkswagen T3 is in at the CoastVW workshop for new tank straps, fuel lines, clutch and various other MOT items :) ..
VW T3 Syncro Doka - Roof Tent
This custom built frame is now back from the powder coaters and all fitted to this VW T3 Syncro Doka. With the James Baroud roof tent all fitted this truck is nearly ready for its expedition.   ..
VW T3 Syncro Winch
Now that's what you call a winch! A CoastVW customer has just had this Warn Zeon heavy duty winch fitted to the front bumper of their VW T3 Syncro - cant wait to see some action shots of its capabilities :) ..
VW T3 Syncro Bodywork
James is busy prepping this replacement side panel on this Volkswagen T3 Syncro campervan.   ..
VW T3 Syncro - replacement front grill
In the CoastVW workshop today we have just taken off the SA grills and replaced with a stock grill and now spotlights. ..
VW T3 Syncro Doka - Expedition Roof Tent Fitting
This VW T3 Syncro Doka has come to us to have a custom frame fabricated to support this very large expedition roof tent, along with front and rear Hannibal awnings. Frame all made up and now off to the powder coaters. ..
VW T3 Syncro Road Trip
There is nothing like positive customer feedback to put a smile on your face-   'After Picking up the Syncro from the team at Coast I was very impressed with not only the service but the professional attitude of the guys in the workshop. Very customer focused and they ran through everything that had been done and replaced. We have just got back from a 15 day trouble free 4800km round trip to Norway and Sweden. Syncro went well which is down to Coast picking up the issues it had and sorting them out'   Thanks CoastVW - David, Kirsty ..
1992 VW T3 Doka for Sale
VW T3 Syncro Doka This truck has been owned by the current for over 10 years – was imported from Sweden. Normal Doka corrosion points (please see photos) and will need bodywork shortly to rectify – although it does have a new MOT. It has an MV engine running DJ fuel system. Twin rear cab doors. Left-hand drive. Gearbox and front diff were both refurbished 3 years ago by Bears Motorsports (receipts available). Selling on behalf of the customer……. vehicle is currently at the Coast VW workshop and viewings are welcome.                 ..
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 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. ..
VW T3 Syncro -  Mtdi Engine Conversion
This 1.9 engine conversion is getting closer in this VW T3 Syncro (RHD), we are now just fitting the charge cooler pipework. ..
VW T3 All Terrain Tyres
BFG AT KO2's fitted to these 15" mefros which have been powder coated in gloss black readt to fit to a 2WD Volkswagen T3 to achieve a Syncro/lifted look. ..
VW T3 Syncro Campervan body repairs
This VW T3 Syncro Campervan has had a new rear wheel arch (inner and outer) so all ready for its topcoat of paint. ..
VW Syncro Mtdi engine conversion
This VW T25 14" Syncro is in with us having an Mtdi engine conversion - this image shows the coolant pipes being laid in ready for the new charge cooler system, featuring a Holset Turbo. ..
Coast VW Workshop - busy days!
The CoastVW workshop is busy as ever - this 14" VW Syncro is in from Jersey having a mechanical overhaul (engine and gearbox rebuild), the late Baywindow campervan has just been prepped ready for its topcoat, the 1966 Splitscreen just tucked around the corner has just had its metal work restoration completed and the in-house VW T25 Syncro panel van might one day get its full camper conversion. Busy times :) ..
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