Tour de France…

In the early days it was Split window VW buses that followed the bikers all around France, for the queen of all bicycle races….

This one sponsored by Stella Artois, the queen of Belgian beers!

Maybe this bus was the inspiration of Jo’s extreme cool reproduction?

Fully loaded…

Enjoy your Sunday…

Antwerp, back in the day…

With a cool line up from VW beetles (at the left) on the Suikerrui, what’s totaly pedestrian area now…

For those who been to Antwerp downtown, Suikerrui connect the grand place (where the city hall is) with the river….

For sure it looked different (better?) back then.

This is how we grew up, if you wonder where we became VW addicted….:)


BBT News

Fall has come, bye bye summer, we’re leaving the most favorite season for many and come into a transition season where you only can like the colors of the leaves of the trees in a couple of weeks…:)

In Belgium they still try to “create” a government, roughly 460 days after elections they didn’t got real time for that yet, uh. It’s unbelievable how Belgian politicians are creative as we’re going through Covid times with pretty reasonable numbers and a lot of necessary measurements, but without a full government. New elections? Most people here hope so!

Globally there is a lot of uncertainty about world economy. One week they think recovery comes fast, to haul that tower down, the week after one is super negative. What that will do on the stock and equity markets is a big question.

What isn’t a big question is our BBT News, served you on a weekly base and every week we like to present you the latest additions to our ever growing program to restore and maintain your aircooled Volkswagen like it should, with quality parts we only would use on our own cars.


Metal parts and wipers this week, wipers, for that grey rainy fall weather….

But let’s first start with the headlight bowls for split window beetle.

Very specific these headlight bowls up to 1953 don’t have the pressings in the back neither flat spots. We could call them a basic headlight bowl without any special form or lay out.

These are the headlight bowls used in our BBT split window bug fenders you can find HERE

Of course we have a full family of headlight bowls which you can find HERE

0180-100 Headlight bowl L/R – Beetle -52 TQ



The D-post is the post next to your tailgate and engine lid on a VW bus.

This new D-post is engineered with reverse engineering like all of our Silver Weld Through metal and made for your buses built from 1963 up to 1967, the ones with the wide tailgates.

We supply left and right separately for your convenience

0890-928 D-post Complete Left – Bus 08/63-07/67




 0890-929 D-post Complete Right – Bus 08/63-07/67






We enlarged our wiper program with good quality wiper blades for 181, Trekker or Thing, whatever you like to call the post war Kubelwagens…
A 181 must be the perfect partner on a hunting trip and as fall has started you might need those.

Three colors to choose from and we  sell them by the pair.
Of course we stock a full range of wipers and wiper blades

2405-000 Wiper blades black 300mm (pair) – Type181



2405-005 Wiper blades silver 300mm (pair) – Type181



2405-010 Wiper blades khaki 300mm (pair) – Type181



This electronic 6 volt turn signal relay is really more like “just” a 6 volt blinker relay.

Because they are electronically driven this flasher unit gives a continuous output either in voltage as in frequency and this makes a big difference for your indicators on 6 Volt especially stationary before traffic lights or at corners. Also on low RPM.

A realistic difference definitely worth the investment to raise your safety tremendously.
Very important is that you give the extra ground wire good connection to the body.

This is the relay we use on all of our 6 volt BBT cars.


0685-505 Turn signal relay 6 Volt electronic (4 pin)

Enjoy first fall weather, first fall storm and first fall hiking. Or just stay home and work that VW… your choice that is, whatever you decide to do, enjoy, always.

We wish you a relaxed weekend.

Build your own chassis from now on, with the BBT chassis jig for splittie bus.

With all chassis parts available for split window bus we decided to tool up and offer the correct jig to assemble your chassis on a safe and especially straight way…:)

The chassis has to line out well to let your bus drive nice…

With our high precision Jigs You can weld the chassis to Volkswagen factory standards, just like one big new part….

BBT is looking now for partners all over the world to buy the jig and build chassis locally to avoid stupid shipping costs to local customers.

As building chassis is very customer orientated and can be customized in all directions, its better it happens in end consumer direct surroundings, perfect picture for the local workshops!

All of our jigs do come with a frame top protect the whole set up.

Chassis is not included with frame.

We advise to buy one model chassis along in order to know what goes where.

All further information on chassis, chassis jigs and any other inquiry give us a shout on Email to or contact your favorite BBT sales person.