East Coast Classics in South Africa

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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by 67ben » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:07 am

vwJim wrote:Why is there a seam in the long panel?
That's exactly what I was just thinking and on the b pillar on the long panel side i think that it is a fleet line thing Barndoor looking cargo doors etc.
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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by vwJim » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:12 am

Yeah, guess its a 70`s Fleetline 15 window converted into a 23.
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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by james309 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:32 am

It must be a fleet line has a pressed badge in the nose.


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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by pokey » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:37 am

how come on above the engine theres a round removable cover? is that a fleet line thing?

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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by james309 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 6:44 am

It would have had a water cooled engine conversion at some point, a common mod is Africa or South America. They cut the inspection hole to make servicing easier.

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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by type21f » Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:20 pm

Yep...I was a little nervous about making that observation ..
But a Fleetline in South Africa sound logical..
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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by gypsy » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:10 am

Its a 75 Fleetline that I am putting in A scooby engine into it. The Fleetline was very solid from the start so a good base for such a project. The Samba roof was a conversion kit from Columbia.
I always wanted this set up, Samba walk through but could never afford an original. Also to tear up a german made Bus and stick a scooby in it, is a bit of a shame *The engine access was a request from me in case i wanted the higher powered Turbo set up, so a RHD 15 window Fleetline was the best starting point. No one really minds if these get modded, and I wanted to see what you can do to a fleetline and how the end product could look.
I Like them as you can pick them up in such good condition for a great price, because of the lesser demand.
This Bus is not a restoration job but a customisation, so a completely different approach. Im not going to change the pressed in badge at the front as I regard this to be the DNA proof that shows just exactly what this Bus started as. I was told West Coast could if I wanted cover the fleetline up, But that is definately not what I wanted to do. Fleetline and proud !.

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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by vwJim » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:52 am

:cheers:
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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by gypsy » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:46 am

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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by britcay » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:24 am

Hi

I've been in contact with Oliver and Jacques (@VintageKombi) and wondered how you're getting on?

Have you managed to get your van over by now?

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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by bubbahowells » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:32 pm

Any updates on this? Has it made it to the UK yet? If so, did you have any problems with getting it over? I'm still interested in dealing with East Coast Classics but would like to know more...


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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by brangus » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:56 am

I've been getting a bus done as we speak. No issues at all, yes, hard to contact at times but what do you expect on the other side of the world. All is good so far and I'm always provided with plenty of updates etc.

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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by gypsy » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:41 am

My experience so far is Oliver is a good guy but is not so much a buisness man. I would love to have a set price and a set schedule for the work. This they have been unable to do. It just leaves me the customer feeling fustrated. My most recient E mail indicated a huge rise in prices as they no longer do budget restorations. It was the first i heard that I had actually booked a budget restoration.
I am over 2 years now waiting for my van.


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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by denim247 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:27 am

I have brought an So23 off these guys. Anyone else having dramas?


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Re: East Coast Classics in South Africa

Post by splittygirl » Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:57 pm

Hi Denim247 - we bought a vehicle from them and have had LOTS of dramas!!! PM me for more info.

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