Product update

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….

Progress on our bus panels… we’re almost there!

Our final goal is to have about single panel for a VW split window bus that ever existed and VW used to build their bodies together. we’re getting close. Our stamping development plants are running overtime…:)

We want it all as original, so properly stamped, no hand jobs, several companies tried this before, and our question was if we would succeed when we started a couple of years ago, but we’re running full force now and as You can see this project is getting there…

All You see is freshly new-made panels on brand new professional cast tooling! None original part or used part was used to make this picture, no photo shop (except for fading the back grounds) this is how far our project developed till now!

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Last week particularly we worked on the front windshield frames…

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and we shipped the first batch of our front panels… best fit on planet earth!!


and the rear corners came in @ BBT HQ for test fitting ….


This week we will continue bumpers and many more parts, all get there!


Friday product update

We received quiet a bit old backorders back in stock, let me share with you some inner product secrets!

first we have the split window bus molding… tired of our old never supplying supplier, we searched new supplies, and  we came to a better solution!! Plse read all about it!

After we were not satisfied with the fit of the previous sets, we now have a set that fits perfectly.
There is now also only 1 set that can be used for all split buses (not single or double cabin!)

These aluminium decorative frame sets are the well-known Deluxe (Samba) frames of polished aluminium.
The set comes with jacks and washers but excluding the rubber strip (available separately: BBT 7499-1,…)

In the case of a bus with a narrow tailgate, the corresponding trim should be shortened and in the case of a wide tailgate the long frames should be shortened.
This is easy to do with a fine iron saw.
If possible,  a test fit and adjustment (cut to length etc)  is always better to do BEFORE paint, to prevent your fresh paint from damage…

The sill trims are sold separately. (BBT 0404-34)

0404-30 Delux trim set – Bus -7/67 Right-doors


We also got fresh supply from our Splash pan seals. prevent your splash pans from squeaking and rattling, and keep the water under your bumpers!

0077-05 Splashpan seals rear T2 59- (pair)

Finally we found also a solution for our T bars, previous manufacturer became to slow to follow BBT demand, so we found a new solution and have the T bars back in stock now!

0001 T-Bars, chrome 1200 -07/73 1300 -07/67

1318 Shockabsorber front/rear Type 1 50-52

BBT’s FPU team wish you a good weekend…

Friday Product Update

Hope your Thanksgiving turkey is all digested by now and You all had a great day with the family yesterday… Thanksgiving is a big thing in the USA!

No american travel adventures from Bob today, but our weekly Friday Product Update, with again some very interesting parts news!

We had the economy version of this fuel sender longer time in our program under our BBT ref 0493-7 but most customers wanted a better quality as the cheap one was not as good as it looked… problem is inside,  a very thin wire that holds the float needs almost nothing to break… that problem is finished now with the top quality, easily comparable with OEM! BBT cares about quality parts as nobody else!

In stock now and ready for delivery!

0493-705 Fuel sender TQ – Bus 02/55-07/67, KG 8/60-7/61 & 8/66-

The following products came finally back in stock after longer time being unavailable…


4870-121 Rear luggage rack KG (chrome) BBT



0664-100 Headlight Vintage grills Type1/Type2 -67 (pair)

BBT FPU team wish You a wonderful weekend!

Friday Product Update

Sorry no travel updates today, as we need to give information about the BBT product range today!

We got these steering boxes back in stock and ready for delivery, we’re awaiting your orders!!

1368-300 Steering box Type2 08/72-


1368-1 Steering box 1302/1303 -74


We also got the Bay window doorlatches back in, nice quality, and keyed per pair, so you don’t need a 100.000 keys for just one car!

0427-250 Door latches Type 2 08/68- with keys (pair)


Also the 34PICT 3 carbs we have them back in,still the only one that seems to work!

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0489 Air vent grille KG front left-right


The BBT FPU team wish you a very nice weekend, and wish Bob safe travels, follow his adventures on this Blog! Tomorrow he gives more updates!