Product update

Friday Product Update

Welcome to this week’s edition of BBT’s Friday product update, as always with the necessary goodies… oh my God what do we love cool VW parts!!

BBT still carries quite some goodies for your Ghia!! We like these cars a lot and you can always find a nice selection of Ghia’s for sale on our car website

This week we added the engine lid lock catch for the Karmann Ghia coupé, built in 1968 and later. A very nice reproduction ready for you to use on your Ghia!

0438-195 Engine lid lock catch KG 08/67-

For you to compare with an original…:)

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Secondly we have a track strip for your Bay and Square window bus added to our product range.

This track strip is situated on your rear quarter panels, left and right, and holds your sliding door middle hinge rail cover fixed to the car…

Fits all Bay window buses from 1968-1979 and all vanagon T25/T3 buses from 1980 till end of production in 1992.

0891-895 Moutingstrip track cover L/R – Bus 08/67-07/92

Difficult to capture where the track rod is exactly mounted on a complete bus, but hopefully this picture get you an idea…:)


Back in stock this week special is this super fine brake caliper rebuilt kit for the early bay window brake caliper… Now available from our stocks!!

1246-5 Brake caliper rebuilt kit – Bus 08/70-07/72


Door cards cab 67-72
TMI 19-1329-326-332     € 140.00 excl

Rear kick panels convertible 60-64 black
TMI 10-1024-11        € 20.00 excl.

The BBT FPU team wishes you a very well relaxing weekend!

Friday Product Update

Welcome to our Friday Product Update, where we present this week’s  new items and most important product updates…

With the ever-growing demand for bay window parts, we’ve decided to start up the bus seat covers in our permanent stock program.

We already sell them for a while  through our shop and use them in many on our own buses. Their fit is very good and the material is strong…

We deliver also the seat paddings for them of course, you can find here

Be carefull when ordering, make sure it’s the right model for your seats. Bus seats have not  changed all at the same time, but utilities and basic Kombi versions used this seat model a way longer as deluxe buses and campers… These seat covers are designed for ALL early bay windows and for all bay windows ; where the driver seat has a big round knob in front  of its base pointing to your steering  to adjust the backrest, and where the passenger seat is mounted on hooks and is not adjustable. If your passenger seat is mounted on rails, this is not the correct set for your car.

We will add more bus seat covers each month from here on…

3165-500 Front seat covers black – basket weave – vertical seams – Bus 08/67-07/72

3165-501 Front seat covers beige – basket weave – vertical seams – Bus 08/67-07/72

This little clip mounts your dashpod into your dashboard of your beloved bay window.

Our first production was gone in “a blink of the eye” as we say, so we’ve got a second run ready now, ready for delivery!

2675-700 Dashboard clip holds dashboard cluster to dashboard- Bus 08/67-07/79

These are the valve cover springs for the early type VW engines 25 and 30 DIN HP (that’s 36  HP SAE for our American friends using SAE norms).

We teamed up with a very reliable spring factory in Belgium to make springs in a good quality, (read; equal or better as NOS items, as we gave them the right samples)

This clip has been made in real high quality spring steel!

Simply a perfect fit, feels and smells, exactly like we want it! The best valve cover spring on the market!

Prevent oil leaks by worn or tired original clips and go for these strong reproduction ones.

Grant your vintage VW engines BBT parts, they deserve it!

1768-250 Valve cover clip for 25 & 30 DIN HP (that’s 36SAE) Volkswagen engines

We also offer our OWN production valve cover clip for your 1960 and later built Type 1 (Beetle and Ghia) engines. Including 1200, 1300 and 1600cc. Fits equally all upright Type 2 (Bus) engines built after 1960 and all Type 3 engines.

These clips have  been 100% made from NOS units, without any compromise (and we drove the spring factory crazy to achieve this result believe us!!)

Perfect fit, perfect tension, perfect size…

This is exactly like original!!
Simply the best on the market, period!
Proudly made in Belgium.
Available from our shelves right away!

1768-1 Valve cover spring for all “upright” Beetle, Ghia and Bus 1960 and later and all type 3 engines

The BBT FPU team wishes you a very wonderful and relaxing weekend….

Because quality matters… we had to destroy 16.000+ Push rod tubes!

We don’t care about cheap when quality is no good…

Last year we had a big problem with the quality of our push rod tubes because while mounting they kneeled right behind their accordions…

A thorough investigation learned us factory used wrong (cheap) material… We came to consensus with the factory and we got new ones produced in correct material.

As we do not want to sell things that don’t fit properly we destroyed no less as 16.000 pcs Push Rod tubes  and drove them to scrap…. immense quantities!!

Because quality matters!!! 



So how should look a modern and high quality Push Rod tube…

Ours are made based on the most recent technical drawing from Volkswagen,

Correct made with all improvements and tech details that changed quiet a bit during the Volkswagen aircooled engine production.

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Most important is the “S” shape accordion, what gives a way better pressure on your gaskets… less change on oil leaks like the early “V” design… also the end of the accordeon has a longer neck as original ones in order to kneel less…

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A cut a way model shows very clearly the nice “S” design!

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and yes, we have 25.000 pcs in stock of the good ones, ready for immediate delivery!!


BBT! Because quality matters! 

Friday Product Update

Welcome to our weekly product update.

This week also we have some news for you!

These small plates are many times missing or totally worn out on many split window buses. Originally painted ,we’ve decided to stock them in stainless steel, for those who don’t like scratched paint on their, bus, just buff them up and they will become all shiny! If you don’t like them shiny, you can still paint them….:)  This is a two in one solution this way…:)

Sold by the pair, and proudly tested on several buses out of the BBT collection.

7437-600 Catch plate door window fasterners – Bus -07/67 stainless steel (pair)

After a longer than expected delivery time we’re proud to announce we’ve got these heater elbows back in stock now… These heater elbows do fit your VW bus if dressed with a Type 4 engine…

1080-450 Elbows heat exchanger to heater flap Type4 (pair) – Bus 08/71-07/85



Our trusty and high quality supplier of ignition parts “BERU” made in Germany, halted the production of the once so famous “Blue Coil”. They replaced it with a blank one, so it’s aluminium metal colored… a certain period in the mid sixties brand new Volkswagens came from the assembly lines with blank coils. Of course a touch of black or blue paint is always possible as well… or just polish it to get that mirror finish… up to your choice. Our goal was only to find the correct replacement for our blue coils…. and we’ve succeeded.

Tested and approved on several cars out of the BBT collection.

This ignition coil is supplied with its correct mounting clamp.

We feel this is more correct as the now obsolete blue coil.

2051-250 12 volt coil Beru with clamp (German)



0116-1 Wing front left 12/1300 75- / original Mexico
€ 112.50 excl.

0538-730 Cargo doormats Type2 -03/55 (pair)
€ 18.00/pair excl.

BBT’s FPU team wishes you a wonderful and exited weekend, maybe we’ll see each other on the Freddy Files VW show in Ninove this Sunday?

Friday Product Update

Welcome to our weekly Friday product update… our product development team has been quite busy last week…

We finally have the lenses for the license plate light for your favourite Ghia (coupe and convertible) made available through or regular part number system. We sold them already in the shop, but never took them in the program.

These are perfect quality and completely as original!

Sold each!

0689-500 License plate light lens -Karmann Ghia

We have now the complete seal kit for your Westfalia roof available straight from our shelves. Covers all years bay window and T25/T3 vanagon models.

One kit contains all rubber seals, which you will need so that the pop top roof will close nicely again without damaging the paint on the roof. Also the middle rubber will prevent your roof from leaking, especially while driving!

Sold as a kit!

6585-500 Roof seal Westfalia – Bus 08/67-07/92

If you have an early car, with a 25 or 30 DIN Hp engine (that’s 36SAE for our US friends) we have now the correct mounting kit for your exhaust!

1000-01 comes for all single tip muffler while 1000-015 is the correct solution for your dual tip muffler… we found it necessary to break up our part numbers to supply the correct kit for everybody!

1000-015 Exhaust assembly kit 25-30HP / double exhaust tip

1000-01 Exhaust assembly kit 25-30HP / Single tip

Because we could not find a decent supplier, we’ve decided to produce this gasket ourselves…

1849-400 Gasket under oil filler

Improved quality on this top hat section for your pick up truck, (single and double cab) completely pressed as VW used to do, no hand work here!! Best quality on the market (by far) and comes at a very competitive price!!

We will provide a new exploded view soonest, as many more sheet metal parts  are in the pipe line for our beloved VW buses!

0890-58-5 Top hat section under ribbed floor Pick up – Bus 03/55-07/79

T2 68-73 full width rear bench basketwave off-white

TMI43-2122-05                 € 102.00 excl.

Seat upholstery grey rear bench T2b 74-79

TMI43-2124-06                 € 102.00 excl.

The BBT FPU team wishes you all a very relaxed weekend!