Friday Product Update

Welcome to our weekly product update… also this week we have exciting news for the Volkswagen world!!

We replaced our Abarth exhausts with the Abarth style exhaust from Vintage Speed. Quality made in high-grade stainless steel made to last. It assures perfect looks!

This is the must have exhaust for your old speed style engine… looks cool and sounds even better! The best Vintage style sports exhaust money can buy.  Get yours now!

We have two models available, first one fits on your Vintage 25 and 30HP engine;


3280-070 Exhaust Abarth 25/36hp ‘Vintage Speed’ with pre-heat risers / stainless steel

Secondly we have the one for your 13 or 1600cc type 1 engine, that will fit either your Beetle or Karmann Ghia… same style, same quality! 

3280-130 Exhaust Abarth  13-1600cc ‘Vintage Speed’ with pre-heat risers / stainless steel

Next we’re happy to introduce our brand new mechanical fuel gauges! Quality made with a perfect fit and a life time expectation at least as long as the original… comes complete with a brand new reinforced cable for flawless operation,

Available in two different dial colors, beige and green. Extensive tested product that  ensures an extreme high quality. Exactly as that old original fuel gauge ,which served a way longer as VW engineers ever intended when they developed that fuel gauge light years ago.


2655-050 Fuel gauge mechanical – Beetle 07/61-07/67 Beige



2655-055 Fuel gauge mechanical – Beetle 07/61-07/67 green



 We just got a new production  in our perfect reproduction range of the sprintstar centercaps!

Many among you know that these centercaps are reproduced by several companies, but none of them come even close to ours. We don’t compromise and make our sprintstar centercaps just 100% like original!! No compromise!

We’ve improved this production with a UV protection layer on the sticker to prevent discoloration of the sun. Remarkable improvement for your convenience…

Sold each, fits all original and reproduction steel sprintstar wheels.


2597-001 Centercap for 4 or 5 lug Sprintstar

BBT FPU team wishes you a very happy and pleasant weekend, and let’s meet next week!

Friday Product Update

BBT offers now a full gasket set for the split case transmission up to 1960. Proudly made in Germany this is the best money can buy!

1415-080 Gasketkit for transaxle – Beetle -07/60, Bus -04/59 German

Get rid of that play on your door hinges!! BBT delivers the door hing pin for your early bus (split window bus) in stainless steel. Top quality as you’re used to get from BBT at a real decent price. Sold each!

0475-500 Door hinge pin standard – Bus -07/67 Stainless Steel

The little screw that makes a big difference! Now available brand new. These small screws hold the split window pop out window frame together! Sold each!

0397-130 Screw side pop-out frame – Bus -07/67 Stainless Steel

Bay window Westfalia louvre windows are operated to open and close the turning section by a big knob that was made from plastic but didn’t withstand time very well. Plastic became hard and broke especially on buses baking in the Californian sun, which have been lately imported into Europe with so many. BBT got now the perfect solution for this problem with these brand new knobs, that are perfect in any way and UV resistant as well! Looks and feel like the original, this is the real deal, no compromise!

6620-100 Westfalia louvre window knob (black) Bus 08/67-07/79

6620-101 Westfalia louvre window knob (White) – Bus 08/67-05/79

Did you know BBT makes the best quality blade on the market for over twenty years now? Back in the day we tooled up for these bumpers and put a real high end quality control to ensure we only bring the very best bumper on the market.

These bumpers will easily outlive you. Not just polished stainless steel, that will turn yellow, but intensively polished before high-end electrolysing, what gives the stainless steel material the highest chrome finish one can get on this entire planet! Top quality, and even more, for your high-end restored car!

Don’t compromise, this is and stays the very best.

With these bumpers we leave the competing manufacturers light years behind us if we talk about quality. Make sure to buy BBT stainless steel bumpers and beware for cheaper inferior quality. Ours are in the only top quality, all the others on the market don’t come even close! Look for the BBT brand!

0007-3 Bumper front stainless steel Beetle -07/67 European model BBT

0008-3 Bumper rear stainless steel Beetle -07/67 European model BBT

BBT FPU team wish you all a very relaxing weekend, dreaming of our top-notch quality products!

Friday Product Update

Happy New year from BBT’s Friday product team!!

Also in 2018 we will try to bring you every Friday news updates and product information for the ever-growing BBT product range…today we introduce two brand new and very interesting products, one for bus, and one for our beloved Karmann Ghia’s.

This needle bearing sits in your front axle housing and let turn your trailing arm smoothly and freely in your front axle housing… these are the outer needle bearings that will fit the front axles of your split window bus with the “big” trailing arms build from the 1964 model year (starting at the 1st of August from the 1963 year of production) all the way up till the end of the split window bus production. Sold each.

1396-350 Needle bearing front axle – Bus 07/63-07/67

Last year we had a lot of problems with the door lock catch for the Karmann Ghia build before end of July 1963. Originally they came in plastic and they had the intention to break real fast, especially as so many door hinges on Ghia’s have little play and don’t align very well with locking mechanism. We decided to team up with a German CNC manufacturer and designed this door lock catch in aluminum to the highest tolerances. Aluminum has the characteristic it will not break off course. Same time we redesigned we could easily make one piece fitting for left as well right side, what made us to rename all under the BBT part 0438-750 and we could  de lete BBT ref 0438-751. BBT ref 0438-750 will fit left as right as one unique part. We finished the part in anodised black for proper looking to match originals. Sold each.

0438-750 Lock catch KG 08/55-07/63 left/right BBT

The BBT FPU team wish You all a real nice weekend, relax and rewind for a new exiting week and year to come!

Friday Product Update

Ready for Christmas and holidays?

We, @ BBT, keep on working on new products and this week we like to introduce following;

For You 1303 or “SuperBeetle” we made the “dummy switch”, the blanks to fill up the holes in your dash, perfect fit and finish, exactly like original. Perfect fit with good tension so definitely no rattle or noise You don’t need…. replace that old scruffy one now, fill up that empty holes or switch that misabused one…

2670-515 Dummy switch cover in dash – Superbeetle, Bus 04/79-07/92

We have following also in our BBT program available for your 1303 dashboard…

2670-500 Shift pattern in dash Superbeetle 08/72-

2670-505 Rectangular strip in dash Superbeetle 08/72-

2670-510 Screw cover in dash Superbeetle 08/72- 


When two metal parts are running over each other, you will always have some metal microparts (metal filings) coming loose. In transmissions, it’s that little left over filings that get absorbed in the oil… Well, this magnetic drain plug will get those micro-metal parts out of your oil and hold onto it for you until your next oil change! I don’t think we have to tell you this is in direct line with the life span of your transmission? Prolong life of your tranny for very little cost!!

1493-030 Gearbox oildrainplug magnetic

Early bay windows or T2a as we call them in Europe have a different front engine tin as beetles and early buses. Front engine tin is between  engine and transmission. To make your engine airtight against your firewall. BBT has this special tin now available and is happy to distribute! We have two models, for in fan shroud oil coolers (single port engines) and for Dog house oil cooler systems (dual port engines).

Order yours now…

2250-180 Front engine tinware singleport – Bus 08/67-07/70 (1600cc)


2250-190 Front engine tinware dual port – Bus 08/70-07/71 (1600cc)

BBT FPU wish you a very relax weekend!!

Stay calm, relax and dream about Volkswagens, after that contact us and we make your dreams come trough…:)

Friday Product Update; Loads of New sheetmetal for your splittie bus!!

Brand new in our program, after the full roof clip for your split window bus this week the Front part only arrived! Collison or rot? but not on the full roof? only in the front? this might bring you the perfect solution!

0890-820 Roof repair panel front – Bus 03/55-07/67


The Bulkheads came in!! yihaa! Testfitted in our own workshop this is crazy cool part and we do know that many buses waiting on this part!!! But careful! This is the early model  goes from post barndoor till July 1962 (VIN 971549) we call this model the half-moon bulkhead, and if you look to the pictures You can see why… the later model (Aug 1963 till July 1967) will be developed if this panel is a good seller. But we didn’t start development yet, so no reason to ask please.

This early model “Half Moon” Bulkhead is available right now from our stocks… get your supplies now!

0890-795 Bulkhead – Bus 08/55-07/63

Quality test and fit was done in BBT workshop, this is a panel that fits! Quality has no compromise!!

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Good news for our customers driving on the other side of the road like we do….. the early cab floor for the early post barndoor splitwindow bus is now available… High quality pressed on cast toolings, this is easily comparable with Original panel Volkswagen welded in your bus on the assembly line back in the day!!

Quality first… forget all other trash on the market, this is the way to go if you want to make a nice bus!

0890-134-1 Front floor pan – Bus 03/55-07/58 RHD

And last but not least this week…

Bay window bus vent wings

The market was screaming for years for good vent wings, used items in good condition been raised to stratospheric levels and been paid for lately what an entire bus costed a mere 15 years ago. Vent wings are victim of the rust devil and we’re aware many years the market was ready for a serious replacement part.

Therefor BBT stepped up and start producing a complete new assembly and a perfect replacement part, no substitutes with aluminum and such, but the real deal, a vent wing exactly like original, but new…. Brand new and exactly like original, the real deal.

Did we know how many separate parts been involved to produce this vents wings… its almost incredible for a part that looks so easy…. But actually is a very complicated part to make and assemble. Besides all different components to produce it needs 24! riveting jobs (exactly like original) it needs 110 minutes assembly time in total for each frame, and the outer frame needs no less than 2 different laser operations. All in all very complicated and very intensive to produce. Our manufacturer did a great job and we’re very proud to the results!

Over four years in development, the final product is awesome! A perfect vent wing as was meant to be, and 100% like original! Our idea’s gives new dimensions to our humble VW bus world!

Let the air flow, let the wind blow, open these new vent wings and enjoy the fresh air in your bus!

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0517-920 Vent window assembly left Bus 08/67-07/79


0517-925 Vent window assembly right Bus 08/67-07/79


Moving slowly but steady forward… BBT still has 100’s of products in development! Every time one or more new products arrive and hit our shelves feels like your kid is coming home!

BBT… where quality has NOT a substitute!

BBT’s FPU team wish you all a very happy and relax (VW) weekend….