Friday Product Update

BBT keep’s on rocking! Our sheet metal range is growing and we’re happy for that… As earlier mentioned this week on our Blog, we got another container in last week and these are the new parts that came out of it…

Rear corners for split window bus. Till now this was the most difficult part to develop, it went wrong twice and we received a serious lesson about radius from the belt lines from several top metal workers and welders. Also the radius below was a headache to get right. Furthermore to determine exact place and models for taillight was not as easy as the buses made for the USA have not always been changed at the  same time like European ones or vice versa.

Are we happy we can now supply the correct corner for your bus? You bet! This corner is not only the best fitting corner money can buy, but is also the most correct corner on the market! With all correct holes for your tail light in the right position…

0890-363 Rear corner complete – Bus 03/55-57 left TQ  for bubble and flat small round taillight
0890-373 Rear corner complete – Bus 03/55-57 right TQ for bubble and flat small round taillight

These corners go from VIN 20-117902 (first non barndoor) up to VIN 351735 (29/04/1958) and are for bubble and small flat taillights. 

Bubble & flat small taillight corners only have  a round hole for perfect taillight fit.

We like to point out that the small flat round taillight was a European thing only, and have only been used on post barndoor buses with semaphores. Never been officially exported to USA, Canada or Guatemala. The corners, thank God, are for both model taillights exactly the same.

Furthermore is this corner about the same as for barndoor, only the belt line of a barndoor has a slightly different radius and a barndoor has  an extra pressing below for the reflector, so with some good will this corner can perfectly be used for barndoor, but needs some modification.

0890-364 Rear corner complete – Bus 57-59 left TQ for Dollar model taillight in high position
0890-374 Rear corner complete – Bus 57-59 right TQ for Dollar model taillight in high position

These corners go from VIN 351736 (30/04/1958) up to VIN 422669 (28/12/1958) and are for dollar model taillights in the high position. Dollar taillight in high position  has the big round hole with a 6mm “bolt” hole upper and below.

0890-365 Rear corner complete – Bus 59-07/61 left TQ for dollar model taillight in low position
0890-375 Rear corner complete – Bus 59-07/61 right TQ for dollar model taillight in low position

These corners go from VIN 422670 (Dec 29 1958) up to VIN 802985 (07/1961). The big hole has two slip holes upper and lower, exactly like the original corner came.

0890-366 Rear corner complete – Bus 08/61-12/63 left TQ for big oval (2 room) taillight
0890-376 Rear corner complete – Bus 08/61-12/63 right TQ for big oval (2 room) taillight

From VIN 802985 (08/1961 or 1962 model year) up to  VIN 1144281 (07/1963 or 1964 model year). This model covers all big taillight buses as long as they have a small tailgate.

We’re working now on later model corners to get the complete line.


Also the inner sills have arrived, a mandatory part when you weld a bus. Our inner sills are top quality and very competitive priced. With correct endings and perfect plied corners. Also our inner sills have been made on cast tooling exactly like Volkswagen used to do when they made your bus new, so why compensate, when the best is available now?

BBT Innersills make buses happy! Really!

0890-431 Inner sill left – Bus -07/67
0890-432 Inner sill right – Bus -07/67

A while ago we decided to get more parts for split window beetles in our range. This is the first result, the lens for the pope nose, perfect quality and fit and will make your license light exactly like it should look, stunning!

Get yours now, available from our stocks.

0689-010 License light lens – Beetle -10/52

The BBT FPU team wish you a very peaceful and relaxing weekend.

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