Coastal Customs Mossel Bay

Sales:+ 27 (0) 44 697 7583
Sales :+ 27 (0) 82 372 6425
24 Voorloper Cresent, Mossdustria, Mossel Bay, South Africa
GPS Coordinates: -34.161208, 22.008598

Happy Holidays!

The Coastal Customs Team would like to with everyone a very happy festive season. Please note that our offices and workshop will be closed from 15 December 2016 till 11 January 2016.

Have a safe and relaxing festive season!

Coastal Customs featured in SA Hot Rods Magazine

Walter Fivaz, the owner of Coastal Customs in Mossel Bay. Has been building street rods and muscle cars as a passionate hobby for the past 45 years. His first build was Volkswagen Beetle which he purchased for R50 in 1970. The final paintwork was a pinkish base boat with a silver finish. Although the final colour didn’t quite pan out as anticipated, it actually turned out to be quite pleasing. After doing his own bodywork and getting it painted, he was hooked… The Beetle was eventually sold for R500.

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Collector Car Hybrids

Many hobbyists are taking a modern approach to car restoration and creating collector car hybrids. These cars receive all current day mechanical technology such as new brakes, drive train and engine, but still retain the original body trim and interior.

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Purity vs Safety

Upgrading of the safety features of a classic car can be an issue. Driving conditions were much different back when the car was first put on the market and many of the mechanical systems classic cars came with cannot adequately cope with today’s current driving conditions. Unfortunately, upgrading the safety features in your classic car will detract from its purity.
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Should you Restore Car Frame Off or Frame On?

As the saying goes, different strokes for different folks. As with everything, there are multiple ways of restoring motoring works of art, and here we take a look at Frame Off and Frame On restoration.

A Frame Off restoration is a full “Factory New” restoration while a Frame On restoration is one that leaves the body on the car and selectively restores the components needed to bring the car into good working conditions. There are benefits and drawbacks to each option.

 

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Why People Like Buying Classic Cars?

The car industry, which began in the early twentieth century, plays an important role in the development and progress of the society we live in today. It’s a driving factor not only in creating an outstanding system of highways that link various areas, but also in making traveling easy for many families heading out on holiday. You will find that a lot of people pursue the hobby of collecting and restoring classic cars. Here are a few reasons why people love to buy and restore classic cars.

Antique collectors love the attention

Driving Model T Ford, an antique car, down the road will make most people take pause to admire a piece go motoring history. This stands true for almost any classic car. People love the attention when others stop and stare at their motoring choice. If you love being a star attraction, this is one surefire way to achieve it.
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It’s Easy To Be “Green”

Car owners can contribute to the green practice by making a few ‘earth-friendly’ car care habits, note the experts at the non-profit National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). It all comes down to scheduled maintenance and non-aggressive driving.

Here are few suggestions on keeping it clean and green:

• Take it slow. Speeding and hard accelerations wastes fuel. Make use cruise-control on highways, when possible, to maintain a steady speed. When waiting for friends or family, shut off the engine.

• Lighten up. Remove unnecessary items from the vehicle to reduce weight and so reduce fuel consumption.

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A Few Things To Consider When Investing In A Classic Car

If you are considering investing in a classic car, chances are you have given it a great deal of thought, issues and consequences swimming around in your head. Without a doubt, buying a classic car is a giant step, however there’s no reason why it can’t be a good idea. Here’s precisely what you should consider when buying a classic car, to ensure that you make the right decision.

Researching it

Ok, this one is true for before you consider a specific car, however it’s vital start off on the proper foot. Though it’s possible that you’ve got a particular build and model of car in mind, you can’t simply jump in and purchase the first one you see. Study it, analysis it online and learn more about it’s backstory.

Also, take the time to examine the make and model of the car. A number of cars have common faults, which is information you should be aware of, and more importantly how to fix it. This may be a time-saver later on.

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10 Muscle Cars That Starred In Hit Movies

Action movies and high speed car chases go together like a fish and chips. However once muscle cars on sale to the general public started outrunning police cars in the late nineteen sixties, it gave filmmakers a number of fresh ideas. What if the criminals were automotively better equipped than the police? Many classic films of the time addressed this subject, this in turn create the most entertaining chase movies of all time.

For this list, the author picked cars that were featured in films or that stole the show. Pure star quality was the sole component all of them share in common, although some have a simular make and model. USA automakers appear to be as competitive in Hollywood as they are on the sales floor.

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