BBT News

What a week it was in (VW) paradise… the weather changed for sure to more soft and early spring weather. In no time things will start growing again and flowers are flourishing. I already see  some blossoms and other real early trees and plants already arising, which means spring is around the corner… spring… sweet dreams, sweet rides in sweet convertibles… hey is your “ride” ready yet?  It’s about time….:)

Sometimes it’s crazy to know this newsletter is read all over the globe, while I speak about the spring the Southern atmosphere is preparing for fall and winter soon… the world upside down, literally…:)

What a wonderful world, this week we worked again on our stocks and products. We finally hired a new sales guy; who will start next Monday and we had quiet some international visit from a lot of people, who came down for Freddy Files last weekend. Yes, it was another wonderful week in (VW) paradise….:)

Let’s present  the new BBT products for this week….

Finally early bay rear valence is out! We always wondered why nobody made them before. We still have a limited supply of good used ones, but… now you can get it brand new… Auto Craft makes good panels for many years now. And we’re proud we’re one of their major distributors.

0891-370 Rear valance complete – Bus 08/67-07/71 Auto Craft

In our silver weld through sheet metal program we like to present two panels above the engine lid for real different applications.

The first one is for bus and kombi with a small tailgate. It’s situated right above the engine lid (obviously) and is the counterpart for the panel, where the hinges of your engine lid are mounted. In other words this is the counterpart for the panel, which has the thread for the screws of your engine lid..

0890-393 Engine lid hinge panel reinforcement – Bus 03/55-07/63

The second one is the rear panel for pick-up models, that really holds your engine lid and tailgate on to your pick up. In other words it comes with the welded in threaded nuts for your engine lid hinges and for your tailgate.

This fits single and double cab pick ups all the way from very first barndoor pick up production in 1952 till the final early bay production in July 1971. A very wide range in other words.

The first picture is eagle view (from top to bottom) the second is worm’s eye view (from the ground up)

0890-399 Engine lid hinge panel Pick-up – Bus -07/71 BBT

We got our new delivery of 12volt semaphores, now they’re back available from our shelves.

0617-51 Semaphore 12 Volts (reproduction)

We also got a new delivery of our complete distributors with vacuum… they look quiet the deal, and seem to work wonderwell on stock engines…

1998 Distributor with vacuum

We like to thank you for following our Newsletter, and hope to see you back next week. Wishing you a very nice and relaxed weekend, if you live here in the Northern atmosphere get out that garden stuff, if you live in the Southern atmosphere maybe you better start packing up that garden gear… what a wonderful world…:)

Get a set of rear split window pick up corners for FREE! Testfit and give us a report and they’re all yours…

Yes! We’re looking for a test fit of these pre production samples of pick up corners.

We’ve measured the tail light holes and they’re all correct, but we need to know the general fit!

We have a set of 58-62 and a set of 63-65 available for test fit. Fits both double and single cab.

We grant the corners for FREE on the condition You can test fit and send us a complete and full installation and picture report within a week after You receive them…

To reach the deadlines it might be difficult for overseas customers will be difficult, European customers can apply, if approved we ship these to you same day…

First come wins, don’t delay and contact us today!

Send us an email with the picture of your pick up in need of these corners to

Forward this post to friends or relatives or just people You think they might need them… we like to get our production start rolling…

Thanks to all for your cooperation!

Freddy files in Ninove was a cool show and declared the VW season for open!

Last Sunday FFFastFred and his team put on his yearly VW show downtown Ninove

Despite bad weather forecasts almost 600 VW’s showed up, and real cool ones too!

Some “atmosphere” captures…

DJ Kweenoni as always took care for the music!

Fre was swapping…:)

Bob’s pick was this ubercool single cab on air, almost daily driven, this bus burst from detail!



How Low can you go?

And what You think You looking at?

Ubercool Westfalia trailer towed by an oval window beetle…

Patina zwitter anyone?

We had a great time sunday, hopefully next edition is better weather again…. Thanks for putting this on FFFred… this is and stays a real cool show!



Bus middle seat is in production now!

We do take reservations from now on our brand new bus middle seats, perfect reproduction for the split window bus middle seat with a removable back for easy shipping…

Contact for reservations and delivery dates