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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 Custom Exhaust System
We have just fitted a custom made exhaust system to this VW T3 Syncro which has a Subaru flat 6 EZ30D engine conversion. 3 into 1 stainless headers with 10mm lazer cut flanges with 3mm wall thickness tube, header flanged onto a sports cell CAT with lambda port and onto a baffled silencer. Mirrored system for left hand and right hand bank.     ..
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 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 ..
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 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 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 ..
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 T25 Porsche Brake Upgrade
We have just fit these late uprights for a Porsche big brake upgrade. Because we are fitting a Subaru SVX 230HP engine into this Volkswagen T25 2WD the standard brakes weren't really up for job.   #coastvw #vwt25brakeupgrade ..
VW T3 Subaru Engine Conversion - EJ25
We have just finished another Subaru engine conversion in this 2WD Volkswagen T25 using a 160HP EJ25 2.5ltr flat 4 - the best petrol engine there is for the VW T3 Transporters.   #coastvw #subaruengineconversion ..
VW T25 Brake Disc Conversion
This VW T25 2WD has just had a rear disc conversion fitted in the CoastVW workshop   #coastvw #vwt25brakeupgrade #vwt25brakediscconversion ..
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 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 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/        ..
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 :) ..
Happy Friday :)
We love it when Coast VW customers pop in, especially when they bring cake!!! Happy Friday peeps :) #coastw   #lovelycustomers    #classicvwservices   #allyouneediscake ..
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 Headling
Ash has had a busy few days fitting this white headlining into a VW T3 caravelle.......a job we all love, and the customer was thrilled! #vwt25restoration #vwt25interiortrim #coastvw ..
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 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.     ..
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. ..
VW T3 Torque Convertor Oil Leak
Torque convertor oil leak all fixed on this Volkswagen T3 Campervan (Mongo), and has now returned home. ..
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 ..
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 :) ..
MTdi Engine Refurbishment
This customers VW T3 Campervan had one of the first MTdi conversions many years ago...and it is now with us for an engine refurbishment. We have prepared and painted the engine bay, completely renewed the coolant system, replaced the cylinder head and replaced the clutch with a complete Tdi clutch system.....we are now just fitting it all back together. ..
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 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 :) ..
Another Subaru engine conversion....
We are busy preparing this VW T3 14" Doka engine bay ready for a 2.5 Subaru engine conversion. ..
#coastvw
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 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 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 Off Grid Power Shower
We can't wait to fit this pressurised campervan shower which one our customers has just bought for their own van.....   What they say about it: "It will heat the water while you drive and can be ready to give you a high pressure hot shower. Hot or cold, the Road Shower has many uses: from the camp hose for dishes, a pressurized jet to rinse off dirty gear, a gentle spray for the pets, or for extra drinking water. There are no electrical parts to connect or propane to hook up. It is almost maintenance free and should last you many years. The water is there when you need it"..
VW T3 Auto Gearbox Oil Leak
This VW T3 has just come into us from Cheltenham with an oil leak from its auto gearbox - having already been to various other garages. We've now diagnosed the issue and it will be back on the road in a couple of days.....it pays to use a specialist :) ..
Customer Review
More kind words from a trusted CoastVW customer who has been using our services for many years :) ..
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 Engine Upgrade
Today we are doing an engine assessment on this VW T3 Auto-sleeper. It currently has a Mtdi fitted which we are going to give a refresh to: new cylinder heads / injector rebuild along with sorting out some wiring issues and fitting a full stainless steel exhaust.....so will be all ready to go for the camping 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!!! ..
VW T3 - New roof canvas
Another week and another roof canvas.... this time we are fitting a new one to a Volkswagen T3 Westfalia. We've opted to replace with an original style one from Germany - should be slightly more waterproof then the old one! ..
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! ..
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. ..
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 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. ..
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!) ..
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 :) ..
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. ..
#throwbackthursday
Love this picture from the archives of Jon and Ash after one of our early restorations - think this one was for a Volksworld Editorial. ..
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 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 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. ..
Subaru Engine Conversion - wiring loom going in
Installing the wiring loom in this EJ25 Subaru engine conversion…should be ready for its first fire up in the next couple of days. ..
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 Camper Interior
Jon and Ash are having another busy week building up the interior on this VW T3 Syncro. Owner decided to have the existing interior vinyl wrapped in this fab blue colour. Love it! ..
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. ..
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 ;) ..
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..... ..
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