The Creative Coachworks blog
Porsche powered Fleetline magazine feature
7th April 2017

Check out next weeks issue of Ultra VW for the full feature on this 1975 Fleetline Microbus. This Porsche powered bus was built by Creative Coachworks and you might have seen it at the VolksWorld Show in 2016. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the build and isn’t mentioned in the feature; including Simon […]

Fresh out of the booth
23rd March 2017

The 1967 Westfalia Splitscreen and 1972 Bay Window are the latest projects out of the spray booth; with the Split painted in Turkis and Blue White and the Bay in Niagra Blue and Pastel White. Unlike some of our previous projects both vehicles will have stock looks; the Split will be having some of its original Westy […]

Karmann Ghia finished article
9th March 2017

When the Ghia arrived in our workshop it looked to be in very reasonable condition; with only a few small areas of rust and perforation visible. The shape of the bodywork looked correct and the distinctive Karmann Ghia lines were sharp and clear. However, once we had started to remove the old paintwork from the […]

Karmann Ghia Project Update #2
25th May 2016

A lot has been happening to the 1966 Karmann Ghia since our last update. The remaining areas of the bodyshell were coated in finish primer then the Ghia was masked and sprayed with rubberised gravel protector on the sills, nose lower section, inner wings, under the rear floor above the gearbox and engine bay surround […]

Karmann Ghia Project Update
8th May 2016

Work is progressing on the 1966 Karmann Ghia project which you might have seen in our recent adverts in VolksWorld and UltraVW magazines. We stripped the exterior paint from the Ghia mechanically with a DA sander and then sent the bodyshell to be media blasted to remove all remaining paint and rust. Lots of work […]

Porsche powered Splitscreen
21st March 2016

In 2007 we were approached by a customer who wanted to build a Porsche powered Splitscreen. He had drawn inspiration from various other vehicles and was set on creating a Splitscreen that looked like the product of a Volkswagen/ Porsche collaboration. The Split needed to be sleek, understated and capable of high-speed comfortable travel. We […]

Ruby the Early Westy
20th March 2016

We’ve carried out lots of minor maintenance jobs on Ruby the Early Westy Bay Window over the last couple of years, but last summer her owners brought her in for a bare-metal respray and to have a new pop-up canvas made and fitted. We knew that the bay had been in a collision at some […]

Maserati Bora
18th March 2016

After we had completed a body and paint restoration on a 1960 Alfa Romeo Guilia Spyder the owner returned to us with a 1972 Maserati Bora which needed a full restoration and new paint work. The Bora was a USA import and it was clear that it had suffered quite badly with evidence of poor […]

1962 Beetle
28th February 2016

This 1962 beetle is a good example of why you should view before you bid. The customer who brought this project to our workshop knew the car was in poor condition, however it was only after we’d sent the car to be stripped using a process called Pyrolysis Thermal Stripping that the true extent of […]

Sea Blue and Cumulus White Splitscreen
18th February 2016

In 2011 a customer came to see us in the hope of fulfilling a lifelong dream of owning a Splitscreen, and after looking over his wish list we sourced a right hand ’66 Canterbury Pitt still boasting its original interior units. Once the split was delivered to our workshop we began stripping it down; removing […]