Article Search

Search Criteria

Article Search:

Articles meeting the search criteria

Stay safe
Business as normal in the CoastVW workshop until we get told to do otherwise...busy days! Stay safe peeps, concerning times <3  ..
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!   ..
Early Air-Cooled VW Engine Conversion
This early air cooled Volkswagen T3 is currently with us undergoing a Subaru engine conversion after its original engine caught fire.   #coastvw #southwestvwservices ..
VW Baywindow Fuel Tank & Breathers
This VW Baywindow is in for various job including fitting replacement fuel tank and breathers. If you have an air cooled Baywindow this is a job well worth doing as they can be prone to catching on fire...especially if your fuel fill hose also has a split in it like this one did. Check yours today!   #vwbaywindowservicing ..
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 ..
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 ..
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  ..
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/        ..
Volkswagen Baywindow Engine Replacement
This 1976 Volkswagen Baywindow engine has come out, to be replaced with a1.8 reconditioned unit, along with some MOT work. #coastvw #vwbaywindowservicing #vwbaywindowenginereplacement ..
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 - 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 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 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. ..
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 ..
Off home....
HI HO HI HO......off 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 ..
New CoastVW logo:
We are loving our new modified logo, a very talented designer we have on board ..
Mechanic Required
With work coming out of our ears it is time to expand the team...mechanic required if anybody knows of someone looking for a new opportunity. ..
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 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. ..
Happy Friday!
Happy Friday peeps! We plan on lighting the fire, putting some tunes on and polish off this lovely bottle of red. Stay warm over the weekend, send us some Syncro snow shots... ..
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. ..
Australian Import
Our customer purchased this VW Baywindow whilst travelling in Australia, they transported it back to the UK and it has been in storage for many years.....we need to re-commission it mechanically all ready for the summer season. ..
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!!! ..
A customer review to get our week started with a smile :)
Lovely customers make us want to do what we do........ ..
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 California Import
Another Volkswagen T3 Syncro Westfalia 14" High Top has come into the CoastVW workshop for a 1.9 TD engine upgrade, .....we are a bit jealous of the number plate! ..
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 T3 High Top - Roof repairs
The roof is now back on this Volkswagen T3 Autosleeper having had all it water damaged corrosion cut out and repaired - all ready for the great British weather!! ????️ ..
VW T3 Front Panel Repair
Front pillar repair now complete on this VW T3 Syncro - including inner frame repair. All ready to fit new panel and complete lower panel. ..
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. ..
Christmas tree in a camper!
It's so handy to have a Volkswagen Campervan when you go Christmas tree shopping!! ..
VW T3 Accident Repair / Bodywork
We have cut out the accident damage out of this Volkswagen T3 from the front a-pillar and removed the upper front panel in order to assess the inner frame. We then removed a section of inner frame and fabricated a new repair section, we are now in the process of making up a new panel. ..
CoastVW - Customer feedback
Its always so nice when existing CoastVW customers take the time to get in touch....... ..
VW T3 Engine Conversions & Replacements
All the boys happen to be busy working on engines today. Ross is fabricating a new engine loom for this Subaru engine conversion, Ash is repairing this 1.6 air-cooled engine as it had pulled 3 cylinder head studs and Pete is finishing of the installation of this 1.9 (customer supplied) diesel engine. ..
Volkswagen T3 WaxOil
Now is a great time of year to get the underside of your precious Volkswagen Campervan wax oiled to prevent the winter road salts from corroding your chassis. We use the very best quality waxes to ensure the maximum corrosion resistance for the future. ..
VW Subaru Engine Conversion
The engine bay has now been prepared and painted on this Volkswagen T3 2WD 'Syncro look' bus. It was fitted with a MtDi diesel and we are now fitting a 2.5ltr Subaru. Engine and gearbox have been mated together and are nearly ready for fitting   #vwenginereplacement #vwt3engineupgrade #coastvw ..
VW T3 Replacement Engine
At CoastVW we are fitting a 1.9 AAZ engine into this VW T3 Westfalia, it was an early petrol so we've had to install battery tray and engine bar mounting plates to rear valance. Next job is to fit the front to back stainless steel coolant pipes ..
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!) ..
Fibre Optic Headling Lights
Just arrived at CoastVW workshop are these fibre optic lights which are going to be fitted in the dark headlining to give a starry night effect - we are all looking forward to seeing the effect. ..
Volkswagen Subaru Engine Conversion
This Subaru engine has just arrived, it is a low mileage EJ25 2.5 engine which will be going into a VW T3 Syncro. ..
VW T3 MOT Welding
This Volkswagen T3 LLE comes into us every year for service and MOT. Today Pete has been removing the front upper/outer wheel arch skin which has rusted through into the prescribed seat belt mounting area – so just cutting it all out to make a good repair for MOT. ..
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.       ..
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 Syncro Solar Panels
100 watt solar panel kit for a Volkswagen T3 14" Synco was fitted to a truck in the shop this week. Great for some off grid camping ..
VW T3 Caravelle Restoration
James has had a busy week finishing of the rear lower panel on this Volkswagen T3 Caravelle.......now off to paint she goes :) ..
VW T3 Carbs and engine set-up
Ash has been busy working on this lovely air cooled Volkswagen T3 Camper, getting new carburetors fitted and setting up the engine. ..
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! ..
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 ..
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   ..
VW T6 4 Motion Suspension Upgrade
Wow, what a busy old summer its been at Coast VW......especially as we had lots of time off with our rug-rats!   So much to blog about its hard to know where to start......   Here's some customer feedback:   "Just a quick note to say how pleased we are with the Seikel suspension system Pete fitted to our T6 California. It performed excellently on our recent Alps trip." ..
VW T3 Servicing
Regular servicing of your classic Volkswagen is highly recommended......engines work much better when there is not a mouse nest inside your air filter! ..
VW T3 Engine Upgrade
This 1.9 Turbo diesel is all ready to fit into VW T3 Campervan. It will be a huge improvement over the campers previous stock 1.6JX engine. We fit hybrid turbos and inter-coolers in order to deliver usable/reliable power. ..
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! :) ..
Volkswagen Baywindow Fire Extinguisher Corrosion
This Volkswagen Baywindow has had an underside fire approx 4 years ago which was put out using a powder based fire extinguisher. unfortunately this powder is highly corrosive and has rusted through the lower front panels on this otherwise rust free van. Gutting :( ..
VW T3 engine replacement
At the CoastVW workshop today we are removing this early 1.9 engine which has terminal water jacket gasket failure, new engine to be fitted in due course. ..
VW Baywindow Engine Build
Just finishing off building this 1600 air cooled motor for a Volkswagen Baywindow. Next job is to modify the support plate for the center mount twin choke carburetor and then it will be all ready to fit! ..
VW Baywindow For Sale
1976 Volkswagen Bay Window Campervan – Right Hand Drive Selling on behalf of a customer is this two berth campervan. It is a solid example with the previous owners having invested a lot of money in her over the past couple of years to get her mechanically sound. Right hand drive and tin top (a desirable feature as there are so few around anymore). It has a full width rock’n’roll bed and all the seats have been upholstered. It seats six passengers with three point harness belts. It also has a leisure battery system fitted.  Twin sliding doors. Comes with Fiamma bike rack. A lot..
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 Baywindow Engine Replacement
We are removing the engine from this 1970 Volkswagen Baywindow. It has been running a 1776cc engine which is going to be replaced with a stock 1600cc......going back to its roots! New engine in the process of being built up. ..
Happy CoastVW Customers
What a busy old week its been at CoastVW HQ this week! Lovely homemade cookies by another satisfied customer went down rather nicely :) :) :) ..
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! ..
Seikel Lift Kit for Volkswagen T5 California
Another Seikel delivery .....this time a lift kit for a VW T5 4motion for a California which is suffering from the usual rear end sag - this kit will give a much better ride, and improve its looks! ..
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 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 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 T25 Bodywork
Body on this Volkswagen T25 Camper has been prepped and seam sealed after its various corrosion work - now ready to go into primer. ..
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 ..
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 :) ..
VW T25 Subaru Engine and Camper Conversion
Another van has returned to its family....this VW T25 Campervan came to us for a Subaru engine conversion and a full camping interior installation. Our customer chose this lovely wooden interior from Vanwurks, along with a snazzy set of captain seats from Newton Commercial in a tan leather finish. The engine was converted to a 2L naturally aspirated water cooled engine (having previously been a 2L air cooled).                        ..
VW Syncro Doka - Exhaust Fabrication
This VW T25 Syncro Doka is in for a couple of jobs. It is currently fitted with an Audi 5 cylinder engine which we are going to fabricate a complete exhaust system for, and we are also currently removing the gearbox in preparation for replacing the clutch. ..
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 :) ..
FOR SALE!! VW T25 Westfalia Campervan
One of our customers is selling his VW Westfalia Campervan. Its a project van with a lot of potential, nice clean interior: Early VW Westfalia Campervan 1985 A genuine project bus which has lots of nice features: 5 speed gearbox, double glazed windows, new roof canvas, MOT til February. Has had a small fortune spent on it under its current ownership with a VW specialist in Cornwall including a new pop top roof canvas and fridge. We have all the supporting paperwork. We haven’t worked on this bus or tested any aspect. If you are interested come and see it.... £3250   &n..
VW Campervans for sale - all reduced!!
Check out our for sale pages - lots of vans seriously reduced.....   //www.coastvw.co.uk/vw-lifestyle/vw-sales/vwcampervanforsale     ..
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 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 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. ..
Volkswagen Westfalia For Sale
Sweet little VW Westfalia Campervan for Sale- a great project for someone.... //www.coastvw.co.uk/vw-lifestyle/vw-sales/for-sale-volkswagen-westfalia-campervan  ..
×
×
×
×
×
×
×