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The first month of the New Year is ending.
Do you still work on your good intentions made?

We keep on going to fulfill promises.
Better parts, more infill!

Weekly updated to keep you informed.
Welcome to our BBT News.

Fuel injection on late bay window and all T25/T3/Vanagon have their inlet manifolds connected to the central connector/distributor by four rubber sleeves we call intake manifold boots.

Worn out or cracked boots will result in a poorly running engine.
We offer these boots now in a set of four, complete for one engine.

The specific rubber between intake and air flow meter for 83-92  fuel injected T25/T3/Vanagon you can find HERE.

2110-200 Intake boot manifold jnjection – Bus 08/76-07/92 (4 pieces)

 

1547 Clutch kit 215mm Type 4

This clutch kit discontinued by LUK and quite expensive by Sachs what made us look for an alternative brand.

We tested and approved, these seems to work well.
Back available for an affordable price.

 

1078 Exhaust Type4 – german

0436-420 Cab door lock mechanism set left – Bus -12/60 SWT

0890-901 B-post Complete left (cargo door) – Bus 03/55-12/60 SWT

7507 Side window seal with ventwing – Bus 08/67-07/79

0363 Window sash – Beetle 08/64-03/68 left
0515 Glove box lock with key – Beelte 08/67-, 1303 -07/73, KG 08/67-, Type3 08/67-
BBT news team wish you a splendid weekend, and keep on your good New Years intentions….:)

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A second-round winter weather hits Western Europe.
Snow, ice and cold outside.

Inside BBT it’s cooking hot.
We keep on going with new products, more stocks, better infill….

On Friday we love bringing you our weekly update
Welcome to the BBT News.

Bus lovers, this week is exclusively to fix your front seats in your bus.
We start with the bracket to hold your early bench seat.

If not missing or frequently totally worn out.
We now offer a perfect replacement.

Also usable for walk through front seats, if you shape the C hole into a U form.

0890-143 Lower bench seat mount – Bus 03/55-07/62

 

Same time we add the brackets to hold the front passenger seat -76 or the 2/3 bench -79 in your Bay window Bus.
Same as above but here double holes, in order to adjust the angle of the backrest a little.

Sold per pair

0891-153 Bracket passengerseat lower – Bus 08/67-07/76, 2/3 bench -07/79

 

Bay window seat rails seem to bust several times.
Many times cut out for “replacement” seats from the Honda or Toyota donor out of the local junkyard.

Too many years of improper operating, dirt, dust, moisture and humidity take their tolls too.
Sitting on top of a rust sensitive wheel arch does not help life span neither.

No problem anymore, BBT now sells  brand-new seat rails for your Bay window bus!

Sold as set, for one seat.
Contains both parts sitting on your body, the sliders sitting on your seat are NOT included.

0891-155 Seat rails set – Bus 08/67-07/76

Also available: 0891-157 Seat rails set – Bus 07/76-07/79

BBT has a large range for specific seat hardware and more.

Click HERE and find out.

Hella decided to quit the production of their T25/T3/Vanagon taillights.

We now offer  a perfect alternative.
Very high-quality reproduction, perfect fit, tested and approved.

These taillights take Hella type bulb holders and  come with E -mark!
A perfect replacement at a fraction of the cost.

Thank you Hella.

0645-607 Taillight left – Bus 05/79-08/92 with back-up light and foglight
0645-617 Taillight right – Bus 05/79-08/92 with back-up light and foglight

After all struggles with shipping we received a huge shipment of fuel senders, most models are back in stock at our ever low prices!

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Friday the 13th and a new editor system.
But we’re not a Norwegian God nor have anything to see with the last supper.

That is where the Friday the 13th myth seems to come from.
Nothing to be afraid of, horror or unluckiness.

Maybe play the lottery?
Forget superstition, let’s talk reality.

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We add the shift rod for late model beetle to our program.
When your shift rod is bend or the cast elbow came loose this is your perfect replacement.

1403-330 Shift Rod – Beetle/KG/Type181 08/72-

Do  you know that  BBT stocks a complete line of shift rods for your bus HERE 

 

Because of German running boards for your beetle only became more expensive over last couple of years we introduce again the cheaper Mexican running boards.

BBT Mexican running boards  come with a pre mounted 18mm wide molding.
Remarkable cheaper than our German running boards our Mexican running boards offer a perfect price/quality ratio.

Mexican running boards sold by the pair, German running boards sold each

0207-200 Running board Mexican (pair)

The complete BBT running board program you can find HERE

 

Type 3 lovers beware!

Oil cooler seals for early Type 3 “pancake” engines are different than for Type 1 engines.
These Type 3 specific seals  come larger in size but with a smaller 8mm inner diameter where Type 1 engines use 10mm diameter.

Single port Type 3 engines use these specific seals up to engine no. K 0 150 000.
Dual port Type 3 engines use these specific seals up to engine no. T 0 690 001.

BBT Type 3 specific oil cooler seals sold by the pair.
BBT cares for all engines!

1824-300 Seals oil cooler (8/8mm) – Type3 -7/69 (2)


All other BBT oil cooler seals can be found HERE

 

BBT is proud to be the exclusive distributor of Volkshaus USB chargers.
Volkshaus-BBT USB chargers  fit nicely in your ashtray and are easy to install.

Our new updated USB chargers for beetle and bus  work nicely on both  6 & 12 Volt! 

0699-250 USB charger for ashtray 6/12Volt – Bus -07/67

0699-200 USB charger for ashtray 6/12Volt – Beetle 08/57- (Not Super Beetle)

Not Silver Weld Trough but a very decent quality.
Happy we can supply again! 

0891-135 Front floor pan – Bus 08/67-07/72

Bay window steering wheels especially for early bay windows became a challenge to get lately.

We succeeded to participate in a new production and are happy we have both models bay window steering wheels back available now! 

2702-300 Steering wheel – Bus 08/67-10/73
2702-400 Steering wheel – Bus 11/73-07/79

 

We managed to get the good known FAG/INA quality of double tapered differential shaft bearing back in stock.
This bearing needs exceptional quality for its application that no reproduction can offer.

1493-110 Double tapered roller bearing differential shaft – Type1 73-, Bus 08/67-07/92



BBT wishes you a happy and enjoyable weekend.

 

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Happy New Year!
How many times you heard that last couple a days?

But we do feel it means this year so much more too many.
Many people seems to want to start a new way, a better way, a stronger way, a faster way.
We feel tons of energy everywhere.

After covid hopes are deeper as ever the Russian Ukraine war comes to and end so life can get back to a “new” normal!
We’re ready for it, are you with us?

We, @ BBT, do start strong this year.
Because of lower shipping rates we lowered over 70% of our SWT line prices.

We have a crazy promotion on T1 cab doors for as long as they last.
We have huge price drop on sliding roof cables as well.

We have plenty crazy projects for new products in the pipeline.
And more to come. We keep on moving’!

This just for you to let you know we are ready for what looks now like a magnificent 2023.
Will you join? Happy New Year!

After quite the struggle in development we are proud to present our chrome horn ring for your splittie bus!
Fits German as Brazilian splittie steering wheels.

Must be the coolest accessory launched for your splittie in years!
Never forget it’s your steering wheel you continuously look at while driving with your eyes on the road…:)

The mounting kit is available separately with either ivory or black horn button.

2702-160 Horn ring – Bus 03/55-07/67 & Bus Brazil, Chrome

2702-161 Horn ring mounting kit + button (ivory) – Bus 03/55-07/67, Bus Brazil
2702-162 Horn ring mounting kit + button (black) – Bus 03/55-07/67, Bus Brazil

More splittie bus items with these 4 small rubber grommets who prevent your front VW emblem from rattling against the front panel.
These rubber grommets protect the paint on your front panel same time.

Should be on every split window bus, missing too many times.
Finally available, get yours now!

Sold in sets of four exact quantity needed for one emblem.

0440-106 Seal emblem – Bus -07/67 (4pc)

Out of popular demand we add the gasket between flywheel and crankshaft on early engines.
25 & 30DIN HP (36SAE) do have this gasket originally mounted over the dowel pins.

Service manuals advise to change these gasket when changing the flywheel seal.
Sold each.

1645-100 Gasket flywheel – 25/30 (36SAE) HP

We changed our trickle charger to a new brand and a new model.
Same quality these come at the fraction of the price.

Delivered with clamp and eye connectors.

Trickle chargers save your batteries during longer periods of inactivity like wintertime storage and such.
We advise strongly to check battery fluid levels regularly when using trickle chargers.

0638-5 Battery charger 6V / 12V

Christmas don’t stop shipping lines so we got already some real cool back orders in this year!
Check out our new pricing on these items too!

0891-135 Front floor pan – Bus 08/67-07/72

2702-300 Steering wheel – Bus 08/67-10/73
2702-400 Steering wheel – Bus 11/73-07/79

Let’s make 2023 an unforgettable year for all of us…
Let’s 2023 R-O-C-K!

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After three years of lockdown Taiwan opened again a couple of weeks ago. Time for Bob to escape wintry weather in Western Europe and check out the SWT factories. Our split bus project completed and Beetle and Bay window projects started up.
Pictures “leaked” on the social media, with plenty reactions and feedback. We love feedback as it steers us in clear directions.

This taught us many thinks Taiwan and China is the same, being both low labor cost countries. Let us put that straight. Never mix up Taiwan with mainland China.
Taiwan is a modern country with high technology, freedom of speech and freedom of press. Taiwan is very western orientated, especially in regards to human rights. Kids go to school and people like to work. That last one differs from our western world what might make the difference, shouldn’t it?

The minimum wage in the factories making our SWT panels is $1500.00 a month, I know people in Belgium making less. Housing in Taiwan is expensive, especially in Taipei an apartment is up to ten times over the same in Antwerp. Living standard is high and close to Europe.

The Muscle Car GT factories, who make our SWT panels, have their own education center and good social system for their workers. We check it every visit, don’t worry.

Finally, long time ago we asked (begged) multiple sheet metal companies, in Europe and Brazil, for our sheet metal projects before heading east. None of these companies showed any interest and did not believe a restoration market existed. Only interest in producing “repair panels” for the time it would last and who needed high quality restoration panels? We proved the opposite.

Ten years ago, we met Mr. GT and Kevin from Muscle Car GT we teamed up, SWT was born, the rest is history.
Today we have weekly new launches, and hundreds of tooling finished. We started with the aim to make every panel available, for beetle and bus and some for other VW models too.

We worked hard and thanks to you, our customers, learned a lot. We take your feedback seriously. This knowledge gives us the power to continue making more. Today new launches, and more to come, stay tuned.

Welcome to the BBT news….

Double cab lovers beware.
Our SWT program will be soon completed with all specific panels to repair your double cabs to former glory!

Today we like you to present the specific front loading bed panel, obviously a shortened version from the single cab.
Exactly  like Volkswagen made it back in the day.
To restore your double cab 100% like original.

Rear loading bed panel for double and single cab click HERE

0890-762 Loading bed front pick-up (double cab) – Bus -07/67 SWT

We finished our family of belly pans, or under floor plates, whatever you want to call it.
Every VW bus with double door or sliding roof must have belly pans under its chassis for rigidity.

We finished all of them for correct model years, adding new models, put some modifications to others.
We are proud to present you our complete line up of belly pans with correct applications here below.

Beware, all buses seem to be a little different, what might cause small modifications necessary.
We made these series of pre-productions and would love to receive feedback on any one of them to make modifications on future production runs if necessary.

0890-725 Under floor-plate left – Bus 01/60-07/67 SWT


0890-735 Under floor-plate right – Bus 01/60-07/67 SWT

 

 

0890-72 Under floor-plate left – Bus 03/55-12/59 SWT


0890-73 Under floor-plate right – Bus 03/55-12/59 SWT


0890-710 Under floor central panel – Bus -07/67

 

That’s all for today folks, stay tuned for more.

The BBT News team wishes you a beautiful weekend, enjoy the season!