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General Qasem Soleimani killed by air attack from USA, prince Harry and Meghan Markle step out of royalty (will they change their blood now? ) big strikes in France and an ever ongoing saga of Belgian politics, we can’t say the first week of the New Year was boring. Crude oil prices jumped up (and fell down) the most in a week that we’ve seen since long time. There are things going on….

The VW industry @ BBT started up after the holidays by itselves. Busy from day one as we know it. Orders rolled in and are  treated, new samples tested, purchase orders being placed to get into containers by deadlines, warehouse was bursting and the offices bust along…:) We’re busy, we’re happy and as a cherry on the cake we have a real nice News this week with new additions in our program for buses and beetles, Something for everybody, so all of you join and enjoy……:)

We made top quality cargo door locks for your splittie bus and supply these at once with their rods. This is the real deal and the quality is easy comparable with original. We shipped samples back and forth to the factory till everything was exactly like we wanted it to be, I can tell we get real picky by growing older!

This is what we will mount now on our buses and are very proud we succeeded again to bring top quality products on the market. We made both for front and rear cargo door. 55-62 models are now available  and displayed below, the 63-67 models will come soon.

The very specific screws to mount the rods to the locks, we already stock them since a  longer time under BBT 0436-515 (just click)

0436-530 Cargo door lock mechanism with locking rods right front /left rear – Bus 03/55-07/62 (TQ)


0436-535 Cargo door lock mechanism with locking rods right rear /left front – Bus 03/55-07/62 (TQ)


BBT late-model bumpers for your beetle get now a name by their own  and everybody (should) know our bumpers have been pressed in a high end production plant in Brasil and chrome in a high certified chrome factory in Europe. The fact premium German Auto brands recently choose the same chrome plant as ours to chrome parts for their assembly lines, which  means probably something…:)

Till now we only sold our high quality late-model beetle bumpers in chrome. Because of serious demand we decided to offer now also the raw version. So these bumpers come slightly oiled bare metal, ready to degrease primer and paint, or… your own chrome or gold plating?…. All choices are now yours, we make the bumpers available to the market.

Why BBT bumpers? Because our bumpers have been pressed in 1.5mm steel exactly the same as the original bumpers, which your beetle got at their German assembly lines back in the day. We also pay a lot of attention on pressing stress (and distress) of the metal, wrinkles, burrs etc. We simply want them to be perfect.

All holes have been punched to OE specs, very important once you put the bumpers on your car after painting. Still we strongly suggest to test fit the bumpers BEFORE paint. In case something is wrong with either bumper or car, things are easy to (re)dress with unpainted parts!

We have all 4 original models to choose from….

0005-105 Bumper front – Beetle 08/74- (EUR) square model with indicator hole – bare

0005-605 Bumper rear – Beetle 08/74- (EUR) square model – bare

0012-105 Bumper front – Beetle 08/67-07/74 (EUR) square model – Bare

0013-105 Bumper rear – Beetle 08/67-07/74 (EUR) square model – Bare



Finally we got the rear cargo guides for 63 to 71 bus tail gates! Yihaa, we waited a  long time on this, but now it’s available. Rear cargo door guides on the tail gate go together with BBT 0438-120 the rear cargo door guides on the D pillar of your bus.

Rear cargo door guides assure a smooth closing, a lifetime prevention for locks and hinges and especially an anti-rattle during driving.

We made the rear cargo door guides available… Order them now with your local BBT distributor!

0438-125 Rear cargo door guide / door – Bus 08/63-07/71




It looks like ages since we brought you a new product for the T25/T3 Vanagons… but this week we add these real cool clear lenses for all T25/T3 Vanagons. Very high quality, very shiny and nice these will look stunning on any of your T25/T3 vanagon buses, pick-ups or utilities… comes with e3 mark and are sold as a pair.

0616-882 Turnsignal front clear (pair) – Bus 05/79-08/92

The orange ones can be found here: 0616-881 (right) 0616-871 (left)


Wow what a week… every Friday we feel so good it’s over, we battled and survived and by the time we get our News edition out, we start right away on the next one, this week  is not different. War or no war BBT supplies Volkswagen parts all day long and every week we bring you new parts, whatever happens…. as Vintage Volkswagens are still a sign of peace and love we have to keep these massively on the roads, to remember our politicians that there are other ways of life…

BBT News team wishes you a wonderful January weekend, whatever you do, ride or hike, have fun!

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