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The weather turned into our very cozy Belgian national shit weather… typical fall weather, rain, wind, humid and cold all together, cozy Belgian shit weather is the perfect name… and look, now the weather went worse the politics start moving… we went for election in May, and now they start talking about a government … Politicians… I’m even surprised to see Boris Johnson heading for elections… isn’t  he the guy who said he would be rather laying death in a ditch, if there was no Brexit after October 31? He looked pretty alive to me for somebody death in a ditch!

On the other side of the pod does Mr Trump what he does best. Kicking and mental wrestling with the rest of the world, in order to “fix” things.

Politicians don’t get it, they think (very) short minded and have no clue how hard certain people have to work to pay taxes.  The politicians simply spend on their theater, theater from a very very low level…. nothing to be proud of, but that, ladies and gentlemen, they will find out by themselves…. one day…:)

We @ BBT are busy to make at least our part of the world, being the Aircooled Volkswagen community, a better place with better parts and push this way the whole market upwards. The only way we can let our beloved Volkswagens survive is to re-store and maintain them with the best parts possible…

Also this week we like to present  our new arrivals, nothing like fashion or politics, our parts stay forever.

For the early buses the B post has arrived for the right side cargo doors… we already have the  left side B post under BBT ref 0890-900 and now we have the one for the cargo door.

More models for left side cargo door and later model years (low hinge) will follow in the near future.

0890-903 B-post Complete Right, cargodoor – Bus 03/55-12/60



Next we like to present our fuel tank for the Super Beetle (we like that name!) in Europe known as 1302 and 1303 beetles. For normal carburetted versions we used to have the fuel tank since a  long time under BBT ref 0492-3. But Super beetles with fuel Injection need a special fuel tank with an extra connection for the return of the fuel.

With this we’re kind a proud we can offer the correct fuel tank for fuel injected Super Beetles as shown here. Super beetles built for the US market had fuel injection since 1975. California was first  to introduce also unleaded fuel in 1975, way before any other country even thought about that. The  USA is more concerned about pollution as one may think…:)

That said this fuel tank has two 8mm connections, 1 for the regular line to your fuel pump and the other one for the return. While our regular fuel tank BBT ref 0492-3 only has one 8 mm connection.

0492-310 Fuel tank – 1302/1303 injection


This brass brake line connection can be found on the front of 1302/03 beetle models or on the rear of all IRS chassis (Beetle,  Ghia and type 3) . Exactly like original it was fastened to the chassis by its bolt and connects two brake lines to each other.

For sure it can be used in a lot of custom applications to connect two brake lines….

We  also stock the three prong or T piece brass brake line connector under BBT ref 1256 to connect three brake lines to each other.

1256-100 Brass brakeline connector on chassis.


When Bob needed kick panels for one of his buses he turned red, what a shame BBT didn’t stock a real nice quality of kick panels. We  stock the overpriced TMI versions in our shop under a shop reference, but nothing in our wholesale program.

We changed that for now and forever with these high quality (exactly like original) kick panels in a perfect price quality ratio! Made out of black painted and grained fibreboard, easy to rework if necessary.

Both models are now available from our stocks for early and late bay window.

Late bay window fits LHD and RHD cars. Left and right side panels are identical and fit perfectly.

Early Bay window is RHD for now and can be adjusted easily to LHD if you cut out the notch for the brake fluid reservoir. Most easy it’s to put the right side on the left side panel and cut that little opening…. as said only for early bay window and meanwhile we’re working on a proper LHD version which will arrive shortly.

Get your Bay window that KICK (panel) it deserves NOW!….:)

0552-550 Kick panels black – Bus 08/67-07/71 RHD


0552-560 Kick panels black – Bus 08/71-07/79


In our seat cover assortment we enlarge our stock program with every delivery. This month we chose for the 78-79 walk-through bus front seat covers in square weave with horizontal seams to join our shelves.

With this addition we have almost all front seat covers for bay window in stock. Check all BBT ref 3165 to see the range of seat covers we stock for your beloved Bay window.

3165-720 Front seat covers black walk through – Bus 08/77-07/79 Square weave – (horizontal seams)


Because the development of our doorstop for bay Window BBT ref. 0438-65 takes longer than expected, we’ve decided to bring our used ones in our catalog to help out people in need. So for now we got you covered with nice hand selected used parts.

Development of new ones will take a little longer, but will be done for sure!

0438-651 Doorstop – Bus 08/67-07/77 (used)


We got the small spacer bushing for your headlight ring screw  back in stock.

This little bushing is so important to mount your headlight on a pre 67 bus or beetle. This spacer keeps the perfect distance between the eyelet of your headlight ring and the body of your car. Made out of nylon to prevent damage, too much pressure on either eyelet or fender and especially this soft nylon prevents cracking the paint on your fender to give corrosion absolutely no change.

Real necessary for whatever early headlight application on your early beetle or bus, no substitute.

0603-21 Spacer headlightring screw -67



After our supplier quit because of retirement we found a new solution for the oil pick up tube for Type 1 engines with Porsche style cooling system.

Meanwhile we improved the design and quality at once for perfect looks and fit.

And most importantly we can deliver them from our stocks.

2161-550 Oilfiller for Porsche cooling Type 1 engine BBT

BBT News team wishes you a super cool weekend, just go hiking in the real cozy Belgian shit weather, get a fresh nose and be prepared for more new products next weekend.

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