East Coast Classics in South Africa

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update... 6 months into the partial resto and it seems to be coming along, slowly but coming along. Oliver ( the boss) seems to spend most of his time sourcing new busses, and not running the shop, and that leads to a slow pace of work, also he says he is doing 30 busses at once.
It seems the company is expanding rapidly and the operation is getting more professional, there is company headed invoices and a secretary. I have had 3 sets of pictures so far, well below the agreed weekly update, but that doesn't bother me, as I feel i am geting enough info.
So far so good !

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Hi. What's the latest, still going ok. I'm looking at similar with a similar company in SA.
This other company, the owner is well known on the local forums and is the supplier for panels. Vintage kombi is the company
http://www.vintagekombi.co.za

Interested how you are getting on with eastcoast, any hidden extras etc

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Gypsy

I've been making some enquiries into purchasing a bus from East Coast Classics also, i was just wondering how have you been getting on? Are you paying by instalments? How are the rest pics looking? Are you having part resto and having it shipped in container or full resto and roll on, roll off shipping to Southampton by ferry?

Would be good to hear from someone that's dealing with them.

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I had a VW split screen restored with East Coasts classics.

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This is all starting to get a pain the the ass ! Its taking a very very long time, nearly 1.5 years now and still no joy. I know that hes doing the work but he should have finished by now. Its very fustrating.

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***********REDACTED due to defamation claim************ he took well over 2 years to complete mine, always excuses, ***********REDACTED due to defamation claim************

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I sent enquires to buy three buses & didn't even get a reply.

Would never get a resto done overseas after seeing the crap jobs that are imported.
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the bus driver wrote:
RockStock wrote: The rhd salesflap highroof is a classic. On the face of it looks a decent buy. But...look again. No glass. Skeleton steering wheel. No rubber components. Bubbled paint. Warped panels (everywhere). Weird bare metal areas/shapes. Its been on fire.

'Partially paint stripped ready for painting'.
I don't think it's been on fire.. the rear decklid has still loads of paint on it.. I think it's been blasted with an industrial machine
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... id=1686443
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RockStock wrote:
the bus driver wrote:
RockStock wrote: The rhd salesflap highroof is a classic. On the face of it looks a decent buy. But...look again. No glass. Skeleton steering wheel. No rubber components. Bubbled paint. Warped panels (everywhere). Weird bare metal areas/shapes. Its been on fire.

'Partially paint stripped ready for painting'.
I don't think it's been on fire.. the rear decklid has still loads of paint on it.. I think it's been blasted with an industrial machine
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ ... id=1686443
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gypsy wrote:This is all starting to get a pain the the ass ! Its taking a very very long time, nearly 1.5 years now and still no joy. I know that hes doing the work but he should have finished by now. Its very fustrating.
This doesn't sound good.

How do you know he is doing the work? .....other than sending you photos.

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Absolutely no way in hell would I even consider buying anything off these guys :lol:
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Unfortunately we have had to remove one of Batatron's posts as East Coast classics have put a defamation claim in against it.

I just wanted to make sure everyone was aware of this thread in case you were thinking of using them
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The bus is not ready. Its just a shell being primed. By anyone's estimation this has taken longer than it should.

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and be prepared to wait a lot longer, not sure where you are but quality of work and materials need to be micro micro managed (I meant to say that twice) otherwise you will be gravely disappointed, I expect this will be the case anyway. I recently discovered yet another unforgivable error recently that shows the lack of skill and workmanship

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