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When you hear the song “What a wonderful world” from Luis Armstrong you can always think the world is getting only more interesting and wonderful every day. Now it seems that the violence way of war makes place for wars on different levels. We can see such as the economic war between USA and China at this point, or the stupid war about conservatism or progression as between the UK and the European Community. The world is truly amazing wonderful and changes all the time.

Humans have brought  progression, we can’t stop this progression since we discovered the wheel and found out what we could do with it. That was only very recently when we look into eternity. From there we discovered how to use electricity and combustion engines… now we come even to realise that we have to be careful with what we have, if we want to pass it onto  next generations… Before it will be spoiled for everybody…

When you look around you, you see buildings, windmills as generators, airplanes, cars, trains, boats, logistics, freeways, bridges, tall buildings, Volkswagen beetles and buses, yes it is a wonderful world, and yes we all  love it… unfortunately our hectic lifes make that we have to little time to enjoy all that crazy wonderness… try to slow time once in a while and enjoy the little things, smell a flower, enjoy the sunrise, and while thinking about all technology agree with Luis, yes a wonderful world it will be….

This week we have also wonderful news, some real cool products arrived! Are you ready to discover our wonderful world?



Now we got the small lip dash tray for split window buses in. We’re always amazed how many of these dash trays are bad, rusted through, drilled for all kind of appliances like switches, stereo or speakers and such.

For as long as we know it was always a harder to find good used part even when Splittie buses still could be found in junk yards.

Now we bring you the new one, completely ready to mount, protected in our well-known silver weld through primer with a perfect fit and finish.

0890-182 Tray under dashboard – Bus 03/55-04/61

We received the first three models of our tailgates. These tailgates are perfect reproductions as all of our bus sheet metal.

Our tailgates are made in a necessary multi step stamping process with for every stamping a different mould exactly like Volkswagen used to produce them back in the day.

For assembly we use high-end quality jigs that were not available yet when Volkswagen used to produce these. Technologies advance so do we.

We have three models to choose from so far, covering most buses from March 1955 till July 1966

The result is stunning, our tailgates are just perfect and we fully guarantee a perfect fit.

Get yours now.

0157-600 Tailgate – Bus 03/55-07/63 TQ

0157-601 Tailgate Deluxe – Bus 03/55-07/63 TQ

0157-610 Tailgate – Bus 08/63-07/66 TQ


If you ever plan to put Porsche pattern rims on your Bay window bus, these adapters might be the perfect solution. Made from high-grade steel these wheel adapters are machined to precision to adapt the Porsche style 5 x 130 lug pattern to your 1971-1992 VW bus 5 x 112 lug pattern for a perfect fit and easy installation for the immer popular Fuchs wheels, or any other style wheel available in 5 x 130.

These adapters are sold in pairs.

2591-100 Wheel adapter 5 x 112 -> 5 x 130 (2)




2573-1 Gasburner, polished, 5 lug (5×112), ET +6

€ 130.50 excl.



2573-3 Gasburner, polished, 5 lug (5×130), ET +3

€ 130.50 excl.



2574-1 BRM wheel, aluminium/silver, 15 x 5.5, 5 lug (5×205), ET +11

€ 85.50 excl.



0573-52 5-way safety belt, blue, CROW

€ 54.00 excl.


1781 Rocker arms 1:1,4, as pair

€ 219.00 excl.


1923 Pulley cover, blue 12/13/15-1600cc

€ 2.00 excl.


1213-12 ATE rebuilt kit brake wheel cylinder, front

€ 3.99 excl.


Thanks for looking on our Blog and show interest in what we do. We only try to keep the old Volkswagens on the road for almost 35 years now…

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BBT News team wishes you a wonderful weekend… enjoy life, enjoy our planet, enjoy our technologies and invention, it is wonderful!.

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