BBT News


Wow Covid wave n°4 hit us hard in Belgium.
Back again to homework, facemask duty and all kind of other restrictions.

Meanwhile the world keeps spinning around and BBT… is boosting new parts.
Welcome to our weekly News….

Let’s kick off this News in Vintage style.
The early beetle and bus armrests are a wonderful world of changes.

We decided to climb into to this magical tree of different models again and add these real early armrest that fits beetles built between 1955 and 1959 and early buses built between 1955 and 1958.

Perfect quality and fit.
Exactly like original.

0553-050 Armrest – Beetle 08/55-07/59, Bus DLX 03/55-07/58

Offcourse we supply also the trim for this armrest separately.
This trim will also replace  your original trim.

0553-051 Armrest trim – Beetle 08/55-07/59


For Bay Window we add this week this spacer sleeve bushing for your brake pedal.

If you have it all apart and doubt in what order you have to mount all the small parts for your bay window pedal cluster our exploded view might help and can be found HERE.

0276-221 Brake pedal spacer sleeve – Bus 08/67-07/79

Bay window Westfalia lovers this one is for you!
After many many demands we finally found a replacement for your faucet.

We know it’s not the same, but at least it does the job.
Made in Stainless Steel it pours water trouble-free to let you enjoy brewing your own coffee “from the tap”…

Cook the water first though….:)
Comes with switch, no pump!

Perfect for all bay window Westfalia’s with sink.

6430-000 Faucet with switch Westfalia S/S

As out of popularity of our standard 12-1300 beetle eco-version steering damper we decided to bring also an eco-version steering damper for the 1302-03 Super beetle models.

In general we get really good feedback from this steering dampers so they’re Eco in price, but still a very decent quality.

The 12-1300 standard beetle “Eco” steering damper you can find  HERE
Our regular Cofap brand steering dampers for 1302-03 Super beetles you can find HERE

1313-001 Steering damper – 1302/1303 ECO

Goods In dept are bursting!
Many orders came in, and many backorders are filled in now.
A small extraction what came back in stock this week.

0127-150 Two finger front valance – Beetle 08/60-07/67 Auto Craft

0742 Taillight seal Left – Beetle 13/1500 08/67-07/72, 1302

0743 Taillight seal Right – Beetle 13/1500 08/67-07/72, 1302

2306-510 Engine lid extension – Beetle 08/67- Vintage Speed

1689 Fuel pressure regulator

All split window bus cab doors in stock now!

0159-210 Door Right – Bus 03/55-12/60 SWT

0890-596 Support frame under ribbed floor – Bus 01/60-07/67 SWT

This high quality relay is exclusively made for BBT – the wiper relay controls intermittent speeds by energising a particular circuit at a given moment depending on what speed you have your wiper switch set to.

BBT spent a very long time developing this important part to ensure a proper working wiper mech.
Manufactured exactly like the original and available off the shelve at BBT.

2447 – Intermittent wiper relay, 12 Volt –  Type 1 08/71- ,Type 2 05/79-08/92, Type 3 & 4, KG

Next up is this rubber mount for the fresh air fan.
When your beetle is due for a big service, we recommend inspecting these rubbers as over time they can wear out and eventually fail or create a rattling noise.

You’ll need 3 should you wish to replace all of them.
These are exact copies manufactured from NOS!

Sold each.

0785-50 – Rubber mount – fresh air ventilator – Type 1, 1303

For our last shout out we stay within the super Beetle assortment.
This rubber bump stop keeps the strut from bottoming out.

Installing can potentially be tough and we suggest this job is done by an experienced mechanic with adequate tools.
This one is for the post 07/73 1303 beetle, if you need pre 07/73 bump stops please use BBT ref 1314-100.

Sold each.

1314-110 – Rubber bump stop shock absorber – Type 1303, 08/73-

Ok one more highlight this week…

This rubber cap sits just above the ball joint of your tie rod end and serves the very important task to keep dirt & moist out.
Tie rod ends are always moving around and depending on your driving style they’re either used or well abused.

As such this boot can wear more quickly or if not installed properly may split which in turn will leave the joint exposed to all kinds of debris.
This will cause rapid wear and eventually the tie rod end will fail and have too much play.

These are exact copies, just like the original used on early beetles (-02/60), buses (-07/60) en ghia’s (-02/60).
Another great quality BBT part.

Sold each.

1328-104 – Tie rod end boot – Type 1, Type 2 -07/60 & KG -02/60

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or need a particular part you can always call us on +32 (0)3 633 22 22 or email

The BBT News team wish you a safe weekend, stay healthy and keep breathing!

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