BBT News

I woke up in shock in the beginning of the week as Saudi Arabia Oil installations have been attacked by “drones”… gas price at the pump went immediately up as well as fuel oil for house heating… but every morning when we check the stock market we don’t see any rise of crude oil at all, it even went down a bit….. was the drone attack fake news? Or is the price rise fake news? It must be one of both!

We @ BBT don’t bring fake news, our NEWS every Friday is genuine and full of goodies,that  we  have available now and will be good for your car one way or another!

This week was no other and we have a mix of new products for many different Volkswagens, very interesting so let’s start…

We all love Karmann Ghia’s, therefore BBT stocks many Ghia parts. Today we introduce the support for the Ghia outside mirror for all Ghia’s built 1965 and later. It’s a 3 pc set up which holds your mirror to your door.

0471-115 Seal for side mirror – KG 08/65-
0471-116  Mirror support – KG 08/65- (metal)
0471-117 Chrome plate mirror – Kg 08/65-

For the early splittie bus lovers we add this week the lever that sits on the fuel tap (really down below your bus indeed).

Barndoor buses had the gastank in the rear engine compartment with the fuel tap right below. It means if you run out of gas you have to stop, go to the back switch fuel tap to reserve position and start-up again.

Testimonies from Barndoor drivers from back in the days say that mainly happened in a very narrow street or right in the middle of an intersection.

With the post barndoor bus from April 1955 VW solved the problem and mounted the gastank before the engine (above the transmission actually) and put on a fuel tap with a lever that  is connected through a cable to the driver cabin. All you have to do is pulling the fuel tap knob out and the spare gas runs happily into your carburetor.

Although most buses came with an electric fuel gauge from 1961, the holy VW parts books say the lever (and the whole fuel tap set up with that) was for all split window buses built from 1955 all the way up to 1967.

Let’s keep it simple, if you don’t have a fuel tap you don’t need the lever…:)

0492-128 Fuel tap lever – Bus 03/55-07/67

Fuel taps for your bus can be found HERE

For all Type 1 13-1600cc engines we add the piston pin clips. They fit all 1300, 1500 and 1600cc engines with 22mm diameter piston pins.

Rather NOT for 25 & 30Hp or 1200c (34DIN Hp) engines.

1603-250 Piston pin clips 1300/1600cc – 22mm (8)

Let’s dive deep into speedos here. This plastic gear that drives your odometer, call it the gear that moves the numbers in your speedo. This gear used to be of brass but at a certain point they changed that into plastic.

The plastic from back in the day wasn’t that good and cracked. Makes the odo doesn’t work (count) anymore… pretty annoying.

New speedos being expensive BBT brings you the solution with this  brand new gears to replace the cracked old gear.

BBT Odo gears have been made in modern high quality plastic UV resistant etc etc… a product we could improve a lot from the original!

We have two types, for the speedo in miles per hour we supply the gear with 11 teeth. For speedos in kilometers per hour we supply gears with 12 teeth.

Sold each.

2691-005 Gear in counter KM/H – Beetle 10/52-
2691-006 Gear in counter mph – Beetle 10/52-

We have searched and found….

The left side of the rubber between the body and the tailgate on your T25/T3 Vanagon was already longer time available under BBT 0799-300

These rubbers guide all of your electric wires for all-electric tailgate features such as third brake light, rear window heating or central locking.

From now on we also have the right side available.

Sold each

0799-305 Cable grommet boot – Bus 05/79-08/92 Right

BBT supplied since ever the steering box for the late bay window buses from the WAT brand.

Unfortunately WAT tooling is now beyond repair so WAT steering boxes are no longer available.

Going back on the market we searched long and deep and tested every single steering box available or manufactured. We came up with this alternative not Brazilian steering box which does the job pretty well for a reasonable price.

These steering boxes are not filled up yet and the manufacturer suggests a mix from 50% transmission oil with 50% of regular yellow grease for smooth operation.

1368-300 Steering box – Bus 08/72-07/79

If there’s one 34PICT3 carburetor on the market that works it’s ours… we sell many and don’t get too much complaints… We finally got them back in stock and have them readily availble for delivery.

2142 Carburettor 34 pict 3

A little product update here… BBT 1845-100 was always supplied with a plastic cap… unfortunately this cap was the weak point. Either broke or came loose and was lost easily… bummer…

We improved that now giving our oil filler extensions  a high quality billet cap…  So after our 1845 comes also our 1845-100 with this billet cap.

1845 Oil filler aluminium / billet cap

1845-100 Vertical oil filler aluminium / billet cap

Wow that was quiet a bit for just a September Friday…:)

Happy we can provide more and better parts every week.

BBT News team wishes you a very relaxed weekend… forecast is wonderful, so why you don’t make a tour in that beloved Volkswagen……

New packing for BBT King & Link pins.

BBT’s purchase team finalised the packing of our King & Link pin kits… don’t they look cool?

The Big Box…

…with everything inside….


Finally, and after more as two years of development,  the King and Link pin project is completely finished with everything available…, separate, as small kit or as a complete kit, all years 55-67

To be honest we’re kind a proud to ourselves….:)

All information about our King and Link pin sets and its contents or parts thereof on this link

Link 1


Link 2

depending the years you’re after.

Not clear? Just send an information request to

BBT News

With a more as good weather forecast for Western Europe, we give you this Friday an update from what’s new @ BBT with all pleasure… right before we start our (aircooled VW) engines and make ourselves ready for some great touring!


Finally finished!! Over 2 years of development, but we finished our Westfalia style louvered windows for the center side windows for your beloved Bay window bus.

Very high-end finished made from real nice polished aluminium. We guarantee a perfect fit and trouble-free working. This is a nice substitute.

We improved the fixation for the knob hex as we didn’t like the original spline design too much, so we made our own knobs and they’re not interchangeable with original Westfalia louver windows. All our windows will come standard with the knob so nothing to worry about!

Comes with a stainless steel mosquito screen, that will even keep the most nasty, small or big, bugs out of your camper!

Fits all year bay windows for the center side windows.

6610-100 Westfalia louvre window complete, knob left – Bus 08/67-07/79


Of course we add some new sheet metal this week in our silver weld through sheet metal line.

We start this week with the inner panel right above your engine lid.

Between the engine lid and the tail gate as we say,it’s the inner panel so the panel that  gives strength to the panel that attaches your engine lid hinges for the late splittie bus, made from Aug 1963 up to July 1966. The 1967 model year still has another pressing, because of the different tailgate lock. ….

0890-394 Engine lid hinge panel reinforcement – Bus 08/63-07/66


Also for the late splittie bus we bring now the seat rails & brackets for the cab seats. Many times rusted away or simply cut out to put “modern” seats in this new rail and bracket set can be the perfect part to restore your bus back to stock conditions! Fits all buses made for the 2+1 front seat configuration made between August 1962 and July 1967.

Sold as one set.

0890-152 Seat rails and seat brackets – Bus 08/62-07/67



After countless special orders we decided to make also the 17 inch white wall part of our program.

As all of our white wall these 17′ white walls will come in a set of four pieces.

2539-17 White wall ring 17″ (4 piece)

Discover HERE all our white walls


We stock already longer time 14 & 15 inch inner tubes. For old cars and old wheels it’s simply more secure to mount an inner tube. Therefore we also stock  the 16 inch inner tube for split window beetles and Barndoor splittie buses.

Plse pay attention that if you mount our inner tubes into an old style steel wheel you will need to place BBT 3990-100 rubber valve stem adapters to protect your valve stems against failures or cracking!

3990-016 Inner tube 16″ (550/550)

Don’t get scared by the picture!!

This is just the rubber washer between your running board and the fenders of your car. We sell these out as in the future they will be automatically be in the complete running board mounting kit.

your “Last chance” to buy them separately!

A-0100-200 Rubber spacer running board/ wing

€ 0.13/pc excl.


That was it for this week, thanks for looking and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. If you go for a ride… happy motoring!