Friday Product Update

Welcome to our weekly newsletter… BBT News… soon the new name for our weekly Friday product update !

Being busy is good and we received a lot of new items and filled our stocks with existing items… we’re ready for a real exciting fall!

For the T25/T3 Vanagon with Diesel engines we have now a brand new oil sump. The oil sumps from te diesel models are not made of steel, which make them rather fragile. The reason they’ve been made from a softer material is for a better cooling of course.

Many times the oil sump is rather cracked in places or the drain plug gallery is all worn out. Our new pans solve both of these problems!

We strongly advise to tighten the oil drain plug to torque as the manual prescribe. This in order to maximize the life spam of your oil sump.

Our oil sump is also needed when you decide to upgrade your T25/T3 vanagon to a later engine conversion out of another model from the Volkswagen range (like the very popular TDI versions) this because the engine in the back of the bus is mounted under a certain angle.

1859-100 Oil sump – Bus 01/81-07/92 Diesel / Turbodiesel

We have the alternator for your Type 4 engine ready from the shelves now. Seems to work all fine and survived our rather rough test program. Finally a good solution for your charging program at a real good price.

1964-200 Alternator 55Amp T4 motor -07/79

Our sheet metal range keeps on expanding. Now we have the brace under the dashboard readily available. Shall the dashboard be next???? Stay tuned!

0890-181 Crossmember under dashboard – Bus 03/55-07/67 LHD

Also the lower inner front panel is available now and ready in our shelves for direct delivery.

Perfect fit as all of OUR silver weld through primer sheet metal. Beware for cheap imitation!

Only BBT certifies the quality!

0890-975 Inner frontpanel – Bus -07/67

Because of popular demand we brought back these lowered spindles for late bay window bus (or to convert earlier buses)

One piece forged for the perfect job.

With the right parts, you can use these on earlier buses too and get your bus converted for disc brakes at once… For split window buses you will need a 68-69 front axle and trailing arms, for early bay they’re pug and play. Of course all further necessary disc brake parts are available all from your favourite BBT dealer.

1384-500 Lowered spindles disc brakes – Bus 08/72-07/79

The BBT News team wishes you a wonderful and relaxing weekend…. sweet VW dreams!

Kiel Germany, back in the day, on the street and in, the junkyards…

Recently we got a bunch of super cool pictures from Kiel Germany from long ago, real cool street views and junkyard pictures, off course with a bunch of our aircooled favorites, enjoy!

Find the seven beetles in this picture…:)

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Oval window or single cab?

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Crewcab anyone?

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How many barndoors in the picture below?

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I have the impression checking in these pictures, that all that was scrapped in those days is way better as all we have now, ….:)

Friday Product Update

Very welcome @ this week’s Friday Product Update. This week was a very exciting one. We never ever saw more suppliers in a couple of days than this week. Very good contacts, very good prognosis and very good friendship we saw it all, for those who read this and we’ve meated; Thank you for being BBT’s supplier and hopefully we can continue to grow to one another to serve our market better and make the Volkswagen market a better one!

We have a couple of new items to show to you, that we thought they where interesting to get in our range…


First we like to show you the missing links. As you know we like to have a complete program. So we’re proud that we have now all lock sets with matching keys for all split window buses from 1955 all the way up to 1967.

The lock sets contain all the locks operated by the same key for all locks of your model year including the ignition lock.

These two missing ones have been added and are ready for delivery.

Go for one key solution now!

0425-925 Lock set – Bus 12/63-08/66

0425-930 Lock set – Bus 08/66-07/67

Other available lock sets for split window bus are ;

#0425-905 for 03/55 up to 07/58

#0425-910 for 08/58 up to 12/60

#0425-915 for 01/61 up to 07/63

#0425-920 for 07/63 up to 12/63



Another thing that we especially selected for you is the chrome bezel for the 1968 up to 1974 Euro Beetle taillight, or the church window type taillight as we call it in our native tongue.

We choose the best available quality on the market and are very proud to present this one here. Beware for cheaper inferior quality imitations….:)


0680-5 Chrome taillight bezel – Beetle 08/67-07/73, 1302



Finally back in stock after too long unavailability. The brake adjusting gear is back to stay!

1239-91 Brake adjusting gear



Carpet floor mats 4pcs T1 convertible 55-

#W670-34-M1321-701 black   € 47.25 excl.

#W670-34-M1321-727 grey    € 47.25 excl.



Kick panels T2 64-67 grey (front)

#W670-10-2111-16   € 67.50 excl.

BBT FPU team wishes you all a very relaxed weekend, get those batteries loaded for another exciting week to come in the magic world of Volkswagen!