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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 winter....fun 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 //www.gooseberryfieldcampsite.com ..
VW 1.9 TD Engine Conversion
This 1.9TD (intercooled) engine is now fitted into this VW Camper. Its looking really good and should improve its current top speed of 45mph!!!!  ..
15" Mefro Wheels on this Original VW T25 Syncro Camper
Work all completed on this original VW T25 Camper. Propex was removed/repaired/refitted - quite a funny location as it almost looked like the vans interior had been built around the propex - and owner also opted for a new set of 15" mefro wheels. ..
Volkswagen T25 Syncro Campervan
Back in for a service 18 months after its metal work restoration, this VW T25 Syncro camper just looks better with age. Its fastidious owner has a great eye for detail and has recently had a bespoke interior fitted. In with us this time for a full service and to have these snazzy CampervanCulture roofbars fitted. Looking good smile emoticon ..
VW T25 Disc Brake Conversion
This 16" Volkswagen T25 Syncro has had a disc brake conversion - we are just working out the discs used (Mercedes) should be all back together by next week smile emoticon ..
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 ..
VW Golf Engine Conversion
We have been busy fitting a 1.6 turbo diesel into a MKI VW Golf we are using a VNT15 turbo on this one so it should go well  ..
VW T25 Roof Conversion
A quick photo of big brown not looking quite to big the day before it went off to its new home in Kent. VW T25 Syncro high top roof conversion #vwt25campervanroofconversion #vwt25poptoproofconversion ..
VW T25 Engine Running Issues
Pete is working on this VW T25 Doka with a TDI electronic conversion: we are analysing the fault codes to help us diagnose the engine running issues. ..
Coast VW, busy day :)
Another busy day/week/month in the Coast VW workshop....‪#‎classicvwservices‬ ‪#‎vwt25syncroservices‬ ‪#‎coastvw‬ ..
VW T25 Doka Cab Door Fabrication
And so this Volkswagen T25 Doka now has a rear cab door on each side....now for some paint :) ..
VW T25 Syncro Van Sold
We sold this VW T25 Syncro before the previous owner had chance to drive it down to us - never even got its moment of fame on our 'VW Sales' page!.....it will be heading down to Cornwall next week to its new home....if only we had ten more! ..
VW T25 Syncro Spare Wheel Carrier
Today we fitted another spare wheel carrier on a Volkswagen Syncro. These are available from Campervan Culture in RH or LH fitment and offer a great solution for storing your spare 15" wheel. They are of strong and versatile design and offer a much better fitting system then the traditional style to reduce body deformation. ..
Eberspacher Fitting
Ash at Coast VW has just fitted this Eberspacher heater today. It is a diesel powered (from the van fuel tank). thermostatically controlled blown air heater which runs of the leisure battery system and can be used when the vehicle is static or driving. Quite a handy installation given that this VW T25 Syncro Campervan is off to the French Alps for the winter ski season smile emoticon ..
VW T25 Syncro Doka - new Crew Cab Door Installation
This Volkswagen T26 Doka is having a left hand side crew cab door installed, which is quite a popular request these days at the Coast VW workshop :) ..
Fox Suspension for VW T25 Syncro
This VW T25 16" Syncro is having new Fox remote reservoir shocks and springs fitted. Fantastic ride quality...and looks pretty cool too smile emoticon ..
VW T25 16" Syncro - engine power upgrade
This lovely 16" Volkswagen T25 Syncro has just come back from its first road test after hybrid turbo, Mtdi rover pump and intercooler fitment - what a transformation as now feels light and responsive to drive :) ..
VW T25 16" Syncro - imported from Europe
This 16" Volkswagen T25 Syncro has just come into us from Europe so the Coast VW team are busy preparing it for UK registration and MOT. ..
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 1.9TDi Engine Conversion
Newly built 1.9 turbo diesel engine ready for engine conversion in VW T25 'Horizon Classic' campervan. ..
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...... ..
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 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 - 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! ..
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 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. ..
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 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. ..
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 ;)  ..
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 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 - 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 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 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... ..
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 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. ..
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       ..
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....   ..
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..
Subaru Engine Conversion
Subaru engine conversion nearly complete in this 14" Volkswagen Syncro – we will be uploading a You Tube video next week, watch this space :)  ..
Quality Restorations
Here we have a photo of Ash undertaking some metal work today on a VW T25 14" Syncro. The photo demonstrates what we are about at Coast VW....a qualified technician undertaking a professional job with all safety equipment being worn.....this dedicated approach ensures your van is in good hands when at the Coast VW workshop. ..
Visitors Bearing Donuts ALWAYS Welcome!!
Nice to put a face to a name when James from VW Heritage popped in this avo....and the donuts were much appreciated - Ross you missed out!!! ..
VW T25 14" Syncro - undergoing a Subaru Engine Conversion
Subaru engine conversion wiring loom now built and ready to install in the VW Syncro - this huge pile of wire is what's left.  ..
VW Baywindow Doka - back on the road!!
This 1978 Volkswagen T2 Baywindow Doka hasn't been on the road since 2006 and after a bit of 'TLC' sailed through it's MOT today - damn we're good! Such a great truck, turns heads wherever it goes - will be up for sale in the next few days.....   ..
VW Baywindow Restoration
Mmmm, not what you want your underside to look like Believe it or not this has been 'supposedly' restored !!? Shame it didn't come into the Coast VW workshop first time round....A great project for a new family as the current owners are too dispirited to finance any further works...any takers??   ..
UB Waxing Prevents Corrosion
Another cavity/underbody wax job undertaken at the Coast VW workshop yesterday - a great time of year to do such a job before the rain and road salt season. At £550 inc all labour / materials / VAT it is a wise investment as it will save you more than that in the long run.... The underside is first cleaned with wire brush and air line before the bungs are removed and cavities filled with Dynax S50 cavity wax. The underside is then treated with Dynax Anti Corrosion under body wax for that belt and bracers approach. Both products available in our webshop from £17.99. //www.coastvw.co.uk/..
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