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Belgium is facing its third wave of Corona attack…
Hospitals start telling stories about situations they saw twice before…

More and more people start breaking the rules, especially youngsters have big parties in parks of the major Belgian cities….
There are two groups of people growing away from each other, what is a real bad sign…

Nobody likes lockdown rules, but if we can save lives with it, what the hell is the problem to keep you to the measures?
And to help with the measures we, here @ BBT, have our weekly selection of brand new parts and other product information for you listed below.

 

 

Big Bang!! To start with our Silver Weld Through line of sheet metal restoration parts.
Finally after years of development, with necessary trials and error we’re extremely proud we can present here our late model “Full Moon” bulk head for our beloved split window bus babies…..

Right after we made the early bulkhead (Find HERE) demand for the late model was BIG…

We decided to tool up again and made this “Full Moon” bulkhead. We thought the road was paved with the experience from the early model, but we came to many surprises.
We must repeat with every part development in our Silver Weld Through line, our respect grows for the German engineers who built Volkswagen ….:)

The Full Moon bulkhead was used from August 1962 (VIN n° 971550) till end of the production.
The reason VW introduced another model of bulkhead back in the day was simply because of the change of the seat figuration.

If your lovely bus has a bench (one piece) front seat type, you need a half a moon bulkhead BBT # 0890-795. If your bus has a 1/3 + 2/3 seat configuration you need a full moon bulkhead.

0890-796 Bulkhead – Bus 08/62-07/67 SWT

If one product was king of difficulties for our development team this was it…
If we didn’t lost count we started the toolings three times again.

It was also by far the most difficult product to locate separately in a decent shape to reproduce.
But we succeeded and are proud that we can introduce the inner frames for your rear corner windows on a 15 or 23 window configuration.

This will be a necessary part if you want to undertake a Samba deluxe conversion from a normal Kombi…

0890-368 Rear corner inner frame Deluxe – Bus -07/63 SWT

 

 

In our aim to get the full line of transmission mounts for our vintage Volkswagens we came two steps closer with the production of the front transmission mounts (those holding the nose of your transmission) for the Bay window buses with AUTOMATIC transmissions.

These transmission mounts have been obsolete for decades and hens teeth are rare to find, we searched all of our sources and opened all of our “search” registers to locate a couple of NOS parts in order we could reproduce really what we need.

After rejecting the first samples a couple of times, send engineers back to the drawing boards and adjust production mistakes we’re proud we can present our finished product here.

100% equal to the original NOS samples.
Two models to choose from;

1489-850 Transmission mount set – Bus 08/72-07/74 Automatic

 

 

1489-860 Transmission mount set – Bus 08/74-07/79 Automatic

 

 

 

We’ve been long out of stock of our favorite spark plugs for Type 4 engines.

They’re back now and for a good price too!

Also our regular spark plugs for Type 1 engines, Bosch W8AC, BBT # 2015 we have at real good (wholesale) prices now.

2016 Spark plug Bosch W8CC (T4)

 

 

 

Roses are red, violets are blue. BBT has many parts, check out our selection of parts we put this week in the picture for you..

First one up for our bi-weekly product in the picture is this replacement panel for the lower section of your cab doors between the A-pillar and arch. This section is prone to rusting as it get’s a lot of dirt, salt, water and grime thrown at it.

This replacement piece has a perfect fit and correct shape. Should you need to replace/repair the other door too then look for 0892-261

0892-260 – Door Skin bottom LHS – T3/Type 25 05/79-07/92

 

Next in line is our beautifully made reproduction of the yellow/white Westfalia awning, typically found on the sub hatch westy camper such as SO23, 33, 34 & 35 conversions as well as the SO36.

The fabric is made from the highest quality we could source and colour-wise identical to the original.
Of course we also have the yellow grey version (6550), orange/white (6551) as well as the roof brackets (6520-010 & -020).

Unfortunately, we’re currently sold out on tent poles, however, we plan to run another batch in 2022.

The awning is originally made for the post barndoor bus, but obviously it can be used for all ages of buses.

6551 – Westfalia awning – Orange/White – Type 2, 55-67

 

 

 

And finally, another beautifully made piece by BBT is this rear luggage rack for (sedan) beetles of all years. These racks are finished in chrome with French oak slats and come with all fixings ready to fit directly on to your pride and joy. For those lucky owners with a convertible, we got you covered too with the same style and you can find this by using ref 4870-026.

4870-021 – rear luggage rack – Beetle, all years (sedan)

 

 

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 email info@BBT4VW.com

The BBT News team wishes you a very relaxing weekend!

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Winter weather is over in Western Europe. But winter seems really bad in certain areas of USA and in Greece (of all places)…

Besides the headlines of the pandemic that was the biggest NEWS this week, but not for BBT….

BBT brings you also this week the NEWS  what’s new and back in stock from this week…

Everything for your Volkswagen.

 

 

With the  latest arrivals of our Silver Weld Through line we have now  the B-post for late Single cab Splitties.

As all of our SWT metal parts we made these B-pillars exactly like Volkswagen used to do back in the day. We deep draw press the components and bring them together on professional made welding jigs. And of course we have both sides, left and right.

0890-916 B-post Complete Left, single cab – Bus 01/64-07/66 SWT

 

 

0890-917 B-post Complete Right, single cab – Bus 01/64-07/66 SWT

 

 

This week we like to present you also our brand new hinges for the tailgate of your beloved bus.
These hinges are made exactly like original by our famous reverse engineering technology.

Many many times worn, plied, cracked or (partially) missing, we ran out of used ones so we decided to bring you new ones…:)

As a part of our SWT program we guarantee a perfect fit!
These hinges are sold by the pair (left and right)

0157-310 Hinges tailgate (pair) – Bus 08/63-07/71 SWT

 

We bring also the springs for the tailgate…. Sometimes missing, sometimes worn and many times tired and not keeping your tailgate open anymore, or at least not like it should.
Replace those old tired springs with our state of the art brand new springs that will keep your tailgate open, all the way. Like when your bus was brand new….

The two distance rubber buffers  come along in this kit. Really necessary to mount these two small buffers to prevent anti-rattle.
These springs  fit all wide tailgate buses from 1963 all the way up to 1979.

0157-320 Torsion springs tailgate (pair) – Bus 08/63-07/79 SWT

 

 

We add a lot of hardware lately, so we’re sure you get the right screws to mount the right parts.
Our latest addition was this little screw with a countersunk head of 3.9 x 13mm.

This screw is used to mount the interior mirror of your split window bus (Find HERE or HERE), they mount also the sun visors of your splittie bus (HERE) and also on most sunvisor clips (full application HERE).  Achtung! Sedan beetles use different screws, you can find HERE.

 Correct hardware is wonderfull and we’re glad we found  them out for you!

8762-3913 Screw countersunk head S/S 3.9×13 Din783c

 

 

This week we get also a lot of parts back in stock. We list here the most important and oldest backorders….

0891-026 B-post outer panel (40cm) – Bus 08/67-07/79 left

 

 

0891-511 Jacking point complete front – Bus 08/67-07/79 right

 

 

0891-232 Rear sidescreen panel left – Bus 08/67-07/79
0891-233 Rear sidescreen panel right – Bus 08/67-07/79

 

 

0890-45 Ribbed floor panel pick up – Bus 08/52-07/79

 

0077-020 Bumper splash pans – Bus 08/67-07/71 (pair)

 

0890-656 Chassis section behind front axle right – Bus -07/67

We hope we informed you well  about what’s all new…. for any further information, drop us a call +32 36 33 22 22 or email on Info@BBT4vw.com

We start our journey with the new parts and we’ll bring you new NEWS next Friday, stay tuned!

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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  info@BBT4VW.com

BBT news team wishes you a very lovely weekend!

 

 

 

 

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What a weather…. Western Europe is soaked, wetlands are wet again, rivers and creeks running over or about and more to come…. Hopefully we save up enough for summertime.

Maybe we can kill the Covid virus by water, imagine, let it rain to death…:)

Talking about Covid, did you evaluate lately how much we’re adjusted to a virus to live together with it, side by side?

In less as a year time we changed our complete way of living and adjusted to a virus that was pure science fiction up to12 months ago…. Horror, but  real….

Thanks God BBT is known for a longer time, going into our 34th year next week. Running stronger as ever we’re here, as each Friday, to give you our latest product update, news and information.

 

 

The right side B post for non-cargo door is meant for a bus (or kombi) with left side cargo doors.

Complete B posts have been a very essential understatement of our Silver Weld Through line as we never ever thought that there were so many differences….

A lot of research, development and production efforst were put into our B-post line. With this last addition we’re extremely proud to say we have 10 different B posts for your split window bus!

Find all 10 different complete B posts  HERE

0890-910 B-post Complete Right, non-cargodoor – Bus 01/64-07/67

 

 

 

We’re proud to present our latest additiontor our Brake Backing Plate line.
Freshly finished and straight out of production.  As all of our own manufactured Brake backing Plates made in Germany.

 May we introduce our rear brake backing plate for 57-64 Beetles and Karmann Ghia’s ?
This means our Brake Backing plate family is now complete for most common model years.

Our next Brake Backing plate line will be Type 3 rear backing plate. This is now in development. Perfect for Type 3 cars and also an answer to all bus straight axle conversions….

All of our Backing Plates for the Front Axle can be found HERE

All of our Backing plates for the Rear Axle can be found HERE

 

1293-400 Backing plate rear left – Beetle/KG 10/57-07/64 BBT

 

 

1294-400 Backing plate rear right – Beetle/KG 10/57-07/64 BBT

 

We also received our first load of the foam gasket seal under your 1302/03 Super Beetle gas tank.
This gasket is a pure anti-rattle gasket sitting between the gas tank and the body of your car. This makes also sure your front trunk compartment stays dry at the same time.

1302-03 Super beetle gas tanks have other dimensions than 12/1300 models, so it needs its own proper anti-rattle gasket.

With this new anti-rattle gasket we get a complete line for anti-rattle gaskets which you can find HERE

0492-160 Anti-rattle fuel tank – Super Beetle 1302/03

 

Out of popular demand we add this distributor clamp with galvanized finish to our line of engine components.

The big difference with our long time existing distributor clamp BBT # 2003 is that this new distributor clamp has a silver colored galvanized finish, exactly like your Classic Volkswagen left the factory assembly line when new.

As more restorations are performed to stock specs this clamp can be a perfect addition to finish that engine like it should.

 

2003-100 galvanised distributor clamp

 

Proud of all new products presented we like to wish everybody a very happy weekend!

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It is nice to see and follow the clash between the pharma industries, who makes the vaccines, and the politicians who try to get their population vaccinated.

It looks like a game, where  one wants to control the other.

Deliveries started only a while ago and most governments are already talking about legal actions….

To us it looks more like a clash, a clash of titans! Although titans would do it the adult way, what I can’t say about our politicians. Don’t they all want to be on the first row?  The “look what I did” way? “Oh and if you can’t follow, you can just resign….” for sure you find a reason…..:)

Who do you think will win? Right…nobody… better to cooperate and work together…

Also a clash, seems to be our UK to EU relationship, especially in transport. Happily, we can say that most of our shipments from the first week of the year have finally been delivered to our UK distributors. Those of you who haven’t receive it yet, it will follow in the upcoming days for sure…

We hope things will speed up in the near future, we try everything to help. We updated our software already several times with all  what it is needed for customs between our continent and the island (that unhappily) voted against us.

 But whatever happened or what future will look like, it’s very clear after this horror month of logistic problems, negotiations are not finished yet and we have to work hard that UK stays a preferred business partner of the EU, maybe the most important foreign business partner, or at least to the level like Switzerland and Norway.

Another clash we’ve seen in Western Europe last week is the weather. Wow! We don’t remember it being this wet in ages!

Wet…. bad idea… let’s stay inside and work on VW’s, at least that was what we did last week. We actually may not have  worked on a car, but we enlarged our program with following cool new products for you.

Just to make your VW life an easier life… without a clash, without rain, wet, or logistic problems but simply with good parts, that your (and our) VW deserves!

 

 

We kick off this week with a repair panel for the Karmann Ghia engine lid.
It is no secret to anyone the engine lid of the Karmann Ghia can be counted for its weakest spots.

We used to buy Karmann Ghia’s out of the desserts @ the West Coast of the USA, dry as a bone, but the engine lid always had rust on the lower edge, always.

As making complete new engine lids is not for tomorrow (yet) we decided to stock at least the repair panel for it.
This is the lower 15 cm (about 6 inch) of the outer side of your engine lid. Made in right angles and with correct curves.

Ready to replace that lower rust section and make your Karmann Ghia engine looks “great” again.

 

0889-700 Outer enginelid panel underside (15cm) – Karmann Ghia

 

More Karmann Ghia parts this week!
Frustration might have been the right description, which made us to bring you this next product.

Working on a car late at night only to discover we did not have the screws needed to mount the door lock catch on the B pillar for a Ghia. Reason enough to do a small investigation.

Finding out that there is actually one type of a screw needed for all door lock catches we made our own.
We’re happy now to welcome the new screw which mounts all door lock catches on the B pillar on your Ghia. You see, our frustration mainly doesn’t stay for too long….

With this new screw we give you the mounting solutions  for all door strikers or lock catches whatever you want to call them;

BBT 0438-750 for up to 1963

BBT 0438-765 as a repair set for 63-66

BBT 0438-770 & -0771 for all Ghia’s 1966 and later

8772-08-035 Countersunk cross head screw M8 x 35mm Din 965

 

 

More and more engine builders prefer to “restore” old engine cases versus using a new one. Several reasons apply…
Top 3 of the reasons we hear the most is availability, accuracy and price.

Well to help when refurbishing your old engine case we bring you these small necessitie :
oil gallery plugs. To rebuild that engine case the right way you will have to open (drill) all your oil galleries.

To close these galleries again after a thorough cleaning, we sell now these full set of oil gallery plugs.
You will have to tap treat in the top of the gallery and mount these plugs with some Loctite to close them well, after all they hold your oil pressure.

Another good necessity to build a better engine.

 

1819-200 Oil gallery plug set (12)  7x 1/8″, 2x 1/4″, 3×3/8

 

 

This week’s product in the picture kicks off with our in house produced Jailbar kit for all type 2’s from ‘65 up to ’79.
This kit is made up from quality forged German aluminum. The corners are bent in the correct radius (top/bottom are different) and contain all the bars, end pieces, centre bracket, screws ready to fit directly into your bus.

0564-35 – Jailbarkit – Bus 08/67-07/79

 

Next we have these stainless steel safari sliders produced by BBT which are unique in it’s form as they come with a notch at the far end, so your safari’s stay open without having to put pressure on your wing nut(s).

0397-016 – Safari sliders with stop – Type -07-67

 

 

And finally for the fans of performance engines we have the Autometer fuel pressure gauge with a range from 0 to 1 bar – Ø 67mm.

2635 – Fuel pressure gauge – All types

 

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 email info@BBT4VW.com.

We wish you all a happy weekend!