BBT News

Christmas and NY’s eve seem like yesterday but it’s already  mid-February . Time flies and so do our parts. Faster than we can bring them in. Every week brings new obstacles, snow, Brexit, transport crisis, Covid, production issues, freezing temperatures. You name it.

But without challenges we don’t grow, without trial and errors we don’t progress. Here at BBT we don’t like to bumble around, we fight the battles we can win, move forward and continue with the things we do best.

This week was a crazy one, backorders are now massively stumbling in , so we have a relatively large “Back in Stock” section in this NEWS.

But also new products came in plenty and as always we work on way more.

So we’re very happy we can give you a lot of product info here below.



For all of our European seat lovers… it was pretty hard to convince manufacturers who mainly focus on US market to bring us this seat padding for an exclusive European seat model.

USA spec beetles came for the 1973-1976 model years all with integrated headrests. Our seat padding BBT # 3505 made to measure.

European spec beetles only could get the seats with integrated headrests as an option. Most have been delivered with low backs. These Euro spec low back seats need a specific backrest padding, which we  can offer now and here.

 3505-050  Seat padding Front Backrest – Beetle 08/72-07/76 Euro



We tooled up with the manufacturer of our rubber between the glass and the frame of the Beetle vent wings like our BBT  0342-050 and/or 0342-100 to make the same style of rubber for Bay window vent wings.

This rubber makes it easy to mount your vent wing glass in your vent wing frame.

No more cutting and other circus acts to try to get that rubber in place.

Here we offer a well molded rubber in the correct profile to mount the vent wing glass as it should.

Perfect fit, easy assembly.

7525-200  Seal glass to ventframe – Bus 08/67-07/79 Top Quality


As Hagus Germany doesn’t deliver the convex mirrors for your Vanagon/T25/T3 anymore for over a year now, we found this alternative supplier.

Searching for the quest we found these mirrors  and offer them here as an economical version.

The mirrors aren’t bad at all. The quality fits right what we want to offer. The big difference is the superior Hagus mirror comes with convex glass against this “eco” version comes with flat glass. Flat glass is a way cheaper to produce, hence the “eco” cheaper name….:)

We think it’s better having a flat glass mirror than  no mirror…:)

Right now available from our stocks.

0474-305 Mirror – Bus 05/79-07/92 Left


0474-315 Mirror – Bus 05/79-07/92 Right



We add these inside locking mechanism for the Brazilian Kombi cargo doors. This fits our barndoor generation buses as well.

This the the lock on the rear cargo door, which  you close from the inside.

0436-505 Cargo door lock mechanism right rear – Bus -03/55, Bus Brasil -76




We had a lot of backorders  last week.

We list here the most important ones.

1606 Rod bearings 25/30HP Std. BBT


1606-025 Rod bearings 25/30hp 0.25mm BBT


1570 Flywheel 200mm 12V standard


1571 Flywheel 200mm 12V lightened



1817-304 Oilpressure sender 1.4 bar


0492-951 Fuel tank 60L (68mm filler neck) – Bus 05/79-08/92



Also our Bi-weekly product of the week continues, it doesn’t mind if you’re British or European, what colour your skin is or how cold it is outside.. it only cares about the products that we think you may have missed..

First up is this set of locking wheel bolts, the set contains 4 bolts (one for each wheel) and the special “anti-theft” socket. The bolts are made of chromed steel, have a “ball seat”and the thread measures 27mm in length.

2580 – Locking wheel bolts, M12 x 1.5 – All vehicles


Next up are the wooden slats for the bed of a single cab. These are often beaten up or partly rotten as they usually have had a hard life. In case yours are in need of replacement, look no further we have the perfect kit made exactly as the originals and available from stock.

PS: we stock various kits for all models, the references for these are added below.

4875-263 – Wood slat kit for Single cab – T3/T25 05/79-08/92


4875-050  Wood slat kit for hoop Single cab  -07/67 / Proud BBT production
4875-051  Wood slat kit for hoop Single cab  08/67–07/79 / Proud BBT production

4875-250  Wood slat kit Single cab (4 slats) Type 2 -08/67 / Wide bed / BBT
4875-260  Wood slat kit Single cab Type 2 -07/66 / BBT
4875-261  Wood slat kit Single cab Type 2 08/66-07/67 / BBT
4875-262  Wood slat kit Single cab Type 2 08/67-07/79 / BBT
4875-263  Wood slat kit Single cab T25 05/79-08/92 / BBT

4875-265  Wood slat kit Double cab Type 2 -07/66 / BBT
4875-266  Wood slat kit Double cab Type 2 08/66-07/67 / BBT
4875-267  Wood slat kit Double cab Type 2 08/67-07/79 / BBT
4875-268  Wood slat kit Double cab T25 05/79-08/92 / BBT

4875-055  Wood slat kit for hoop Double cab   -07/67 / Proud BBT production
4875-056  Wood slat kit for hoop Double cab 08/67-07/79 / Proud BBT production



Finally for the split beetle owners, we produce the rear windows. Yes the GLASS! These come in 5mm thick glass with an E-tag and are sold as a pair.

8990-100 – Split beetle rear window, pair – Early beetle – 03/’53


And remember, if you can’t find what you’re looking for or need a particular part you can call us on +32 (0)3 633 22 22 or mail at

BBT news team wishes you a very lovely weekend!





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