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We like to be graceful for what we get.

Here in Europe things aren’t that bad…. If we talk with people of China, Brasil or the USA, things are a way worse… and “hard lockdowns” are words that have been really said and taking into account!

Wow, another hard lockdown, we don’t wish it to  anybody, do we?
In Europe most stays under control and life gets more and more back to “the new normal”, even it’s maybe more “new” than “normal”….:)

This week we like to present you a lot of “new arrivals”, all “new” and all “arrived” too….



In our bi-weekly container with Silver Weld through sheet metal there were a lot of “new arrivals”

We give you an overview starting with these wonderful complete A-posts.
These fit all split window bus from model year 1964 all the way to the end of production.

Exact copy of the originals made with our extreme accurate reverse engineering system.
Stamped on 3 piece cast deep draw tooling.

Exactly like the original part Volkswagen used on the assembly line.
Another perfect replacement part.


0890-187-1 A-post complete left 08/63-07/67


0890-188-1 A-post complete right 08/63-07/67



Next is the C-post for the single cab split window pick up.
You find the C-post in the middle of the pick up truck. If the B-post holds the door lock catch, the C-post is the post at the end of your treasure chest so to speak.

Depends if you have the treasure chest on your left or right side, or both, we have the correct C-post to have you covered.

The non treasure chest C-post is in development as we speak and will come any time soon…


0890-918 C-post left Pick-up – Bus -07/67



0890-919 C-post right Pick-up – Bus -07/67



Not in our silver weld through program, but sheet metal as well are these end of the sill in pretty high version for your T25/T3/Vanagon.
Situated right above the front mounting point of your trailing arm, this part of your beloved bus is for sure pretty rust sensitive.

We used to have those already in an economic version under BBT # 0892-320 & -321

Now we can deliver these in absolutely real nice quality, just to keep all of these cool T25/T3/Vanagon buses on the road!


0892-322 Short sill rear left – Bus 05/79-07/92 TQ



0892-323 Short sill rear right – Bus 05/79-07/92 TQ


Next let’s move on to your Beetle with these state of the art “Made In Germany” backing plates.
New in our backing plate family is for the front of post oval window beetles all the way up to the end of the 1964 model year.

This is the front backing plate for the single bolt wheel cylinder cars with king and link pin suspension.
For the 1965 model year with the introduction of the ball joint suspension ,the backing plates changed slightly in the base plate and the adjusting wheel pick up.

We modified the design slightly so the brake shoe is laid on 3 instead of 1 base as original. Volkswagen changed the design with the 1965 model year to bring more stability to the brake shoes. Because of this design became mandatory from TUV in Germany shortly after we decided to bring this also in our early backing plates to raise your security.

1291-400 Backing plate front – Beetle/KG 09/57-07/64 BBT


1291-450 Backing plate front – Beetle/KG 08/64-07/65 BBT


Product update; Same time we found out that BBT # 1291-500 (OE VW 181 609 139) was advised by Volkswagen for the 1965 model year and up. With the inspection and adjusting holes. Originally the 1965-1967 front backing plates didn’t had those, but as Volkswagen found out it was so much easier to rather have them, we totally agree and deliver our late model backing plates from 08/65 onwards now…

With these you will have to use our BBT # 1295 rubber inspection plugs.

All of our backing plates family can be found: HERE

1291-500 Backing plate Front – Beetle/KG 08/65-  BBT


With summer properly kicked off here in Europe, a corona situation that is seemingly under control we can finally let our hair down a little..

As such with our beloved classics we can open the sunroof, put the roof down or if you haven’t got any of these features – a bit of extra fresh air is welcome
via the quarter lights.

These quarter windows are operated with locks that usually, over the years, are rusted, broken, gone missing or perhaps they
just need replacing to match that concourse restoration you’ve just finished. BBT has its own production quality quarter window locks that will look
good on any car.

Below are a few examples out of our assortment.

If you have any questions or can’t find what you’re looking for please call us on +32 (0)3 633 22 22 or email


0517-03 – Vent wing lock Sedan & Convertible, left, each – Beetle 08/64-07/67


0517-04 – Vent wing lock Sedan & Convertible, right, each – Beetle 08/64-07/67


0517-05 – Vent wing lock, left, each – Beetle 08/64-07/67

0517-06 – Vent wing lock, right, each – Beetle 08/67- Bus 08/67-07/79, Type 3 08/71-


0517-07 – Vent wing lock Convertible, left, each – Beetle 08/67-

0517-08 – Vent wing lock Convertible, right, each – Beetle 08/67-


The BBT News team wishes you all a very relaxing “new weekend” may it be equally new and weekend…. time to relax…

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