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This weekend is Wanroij VW show in Holland
Wednesday afternoon will kick off BBT Open House.

Thursday, we drive the legendary BBT Convoy.
Next weekend is Bad Camberg, mother of all VW shows.

The weekend after is European Bug In.
Many VW events, open houses etc around and in between.

But first we present you what is new this week.
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Split window beetles have tons of specific parts.
The rear-view mirror being totally different as any later model as well.

BBT brings you back the Split window Beetle interior mirror.
Square rear view mirror to see through these nice double rear windows.

It does not come any better!
The entire BBT family for Interior rear view mirrors HERE.

0567-040 Rear view mirror – Beetle -10/52

Make your sliding doors work happy again by replacing the roller guide bearings.
Our flat/horizontal roller guide bearing fits all years T25/T3/Vanagon 1979/1992.

The upright/vertical 11mm wide roller guide bearing fits 1985-1995 sliding doors.
14mm wide roller guide bearing (up to 1984) is in development and will follow soon.

Bay window bus sliding door components HERE.

7670-053 Guiding bearing bottom sliding door guidance 11mm wide (upright/vertical) – Bus 05/79-07/92

7670-015 Guide bearing central sliding door hinge (flat/horizontal) – Bus 01/85-07/92

More T25/T3/Vanagon parts with these seals for under your side mirrors.
We carry a range of outside mirror gaskets HERE.

0474-910 Seal for side mirror – Bus 05/79-07/92
0474-915 Seal for side mirror electric – Bus 05/79-07/92

We add fuel tank mounting pads for T25/T3/Vanagon.
These pads sit up and under your gas tank.

Split and bay window bus fuel tank mounting pads HERE.

0492-913 Mounting pads fuel tank – Bus 05/79/07/92 (4)

BBT News team wish you a splendid weekend.
Hopefully we see you @ BBT Open House or one of the upcoming shows.


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On Sunday we have elections in Belgium.
In a tiny country with a most complex political structure this means something.

We must “vote for the best”, as we tend to say.
Lucky, we do not have to vote for good VW parts.

Just call BBT for that.
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T25/T3/Vanagon shifters are not known for being though and tend to break.
Metal fatigue, corrosion, or wrong engineering, or all three together?

We deliver now brand-new shifters in an improved material.
Galvanized to protect against corrosion.

We cater both models, 4 and 5 speed.
Pick yours.

All other T25/T3/Vanagon shifter and shifter linkage parts HERE.

0511-250 Shifter (4 speed) Bus 05/79-07/92
0511-255 Shifter (5 speed) Bus 05/79-07/92

We add the gland nut for Porsche 356/912 to our range.
This gland nut matches our 356/912 flywheel HERE.

Besides, we do love early Porsches (who do not?) this combo fits perfect to early VW engines.
Perfect fit for your old speed 25/30Hp engines (That’s 36 HP SAE for our American friends).

For stock early engine restoration, we advise starter rings for your original Flywheel HERE.

1530-050 Gland nut and ring (Chromoly) – Porsche 356 / 912

Tire inflation is important, we all know.
We add the tire pressure sticker for T25/T3/Vanagon.

Always handy not have to search for correct tire inflation pressure.
Tire inflation pressure sticker for Beetle & Karmann Ghia HERE.

6200-250 Sticker tire pressure – Bus 05/79-07/92

All front axle torsion leaves for Beetle & Bus back in stock now!
Check them out HERE

0157-50 Engine lid – Bus 07/76-07/79
BBT engine lids do not have punched holes for license plates or tags.
We deliver them nice and smooth.

0492-10 Fuel tank connection (kit) – Beetle/KG, Bus -01/74, Type181, Type3

0686 Dome/ handbrake light switch – Beetle/KG 08/60-, Bus 08/67-, Type3
Unbeatable price/quality check our quantity pricing.

1755 Push rod tube 25/30HP DIN or 36 HP SAE for our American friends

All our piston rings back in stock now!
Click >HERE< to get redirected and order yours now!

BBT News team wish you an elected weekend!
Vote for the best!

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How much rain do you need?
Western Europe experiences the most wet spring in history.

Rain keeps on pouring so bad farmers cannot work on most of their fields.
This weekend we will attend a brand new vintage VW show in Belgium.

Major task will not to show off but to keep all dry!
The only way you can feel the spring is the rain getting warmer…. LOL.

Hope for the better soon!
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Most European countries had specific specs before European homologation was born for new cars.
Volkswagen mounted additional indicators/ side markers as M code 34 for Italy and M46 for Denmark.

These supplementary side lights got their own proper VW part nr 111 953 061A.
For other countries you find these extra indicators or side markers dealer installed frequently, mainly because of safety reasons.

0616-450 Side light Universal – Amber
0616-455 Side light Universal – White


We also add an extra wire loom to our total assortment of wire looms.
All our wire looms HERE

0692-5657 Wiring harness – Beetle Convertible 1956-57


We supply the shims for the beetle link pins separately now.
Sold each or in a set for a complete car of 32pcs.

Correct dimensions are 18mm inside over 34mm on the outside.
Complete beetle king and link pin rebuild sets HERE

1330-050 Shim linkpin – Beetle/KG -07/65


4225-025 Coolant filling reservoir WBX/Diesel – Bus 08/82-


1257-12 Brake fluid reservoir – Beetle/KG 08/67-, Type3 08/67-, Type181 (rectangular)


1335-3 Bushing standard damper – Beetle/KG, 1302/03 – 07/74, Bus 03/55-07/79, Type3, Type181, Type4 (2pcs)


1457 Bumpstop rear axle (75mm) – Beetle/KG 08/59-, Type3


BBT News team wishes you a dry weekend, hopefully we meet at Flanders Fields Vintage VW show.

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Did you go to a VW show lately?
You should.

It is amazing how nice people build their cars these days.
Always better, nicer, and more accurate.

Be it stock or modified.
BBT is proud to be part of our Volkswagen world.

We do not stop developing nor adding parts to our lines.
This week no different.

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Karmann Ghia’s are cool cats.
We decided to expand our line of Ghia parts extensively.

This week we add the aluminum profiles that hold the rubber seal between body and side windows.
Pre bent for easy installation.

Sold as complete set of six pieces for one car.

Rubber between this trim & body and around pop outs HERE
Rubber between this trim and glass HERE

0759-189 Window seal trim (set) – Karmann Ghia 09/59-07/71


T25/T3/Vanagon gets attention as well.
We add this little dust cap.

Sits on the outside of the rear bolt of your rear trailing arm.
Looks a lot like a wheel bolt cap (HERE) but much shorter.

1378-312 Cap on bolt trailing arm rear – Bus 05/79-08/92


More people want to make their cars like they left the factory.
We add more parts to help.

These carpet rings are a nice touch on that path.
Every carpet kit should have these rings, but manufacturers leave them out often to save on cost.

Sitting at foot level, something you look at often.
You can now put your own rings in your existing carpets.

Gain that looks of originality!
Rings up to 1952 been longer time in our range HERE

0540-080 Foot heater rings – Beetle 04/52-07/55 (pair)
0540-090 Foot heater rings – Beetle 008/55-07/64 (pair)


There is no secret BBT has a close relationship with our Italian friends from the Rhibo/Maxicar factories.
BBT helped out Rhibo/Maxicar several times in the past.

Happy to help when Rhibo/Maxicar asked for help to improve their sloping headlight fenders.
We shipped them a pair of original fenders to adjust the heights of headlight bucket and horn grills.

They adjusted their tooling (not simple on an old over-used tooling) and succeeded.
Helping the project they choose BBT to tell the VW world about their improvements.

We are happy to announce we received our first load of the adjusted fenders.
Upon close inspection the headlight buckets and horn grill holes are properly lined out now.

Being part of the project, we received the very first production run now, ready for delivery.
Maxicar/Rhibo fenders are close to 06/60-07/67 fenders.

BBT fenders up to June 1960 also back in stock HERE

0104 Wing front left -07/67
0105 Wing front right -07/67


The BBT NEWS team wish you a wonderful weekend.

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Western Europe had some really nice, cozy and warm spring weather lately.
Our beloved classics leave their winter barns and start cruising.

BBT tries to help to make that cruising’ as smooth as it gets.
Our parts are made for our own Volkswagens.

A love and passion we’re glad to share with all of you!
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Bus seats are important to carry your passengers the safe way.
Quality of hardware for middle and rear seats went down a LOT by most suppliers.

As our regular long-time suppliers let us down, we had to find alternatives.
We teamed up with other people in the VW industry understanding our needs.

 We are proud to launch today real cast iron middle and rear seat mounting hardware.
Exactly as original that is!

We all know that quality comes at a price, we choose safety first!
After all these seats carry your beloved ones, just imagine!

Clamps for 67 and later buses come with a notch, to keep them in place.
Here your seat frame has holes to receive that notch.

Measurements are from bottom to the top surface where the (wing)nut comes.
The correct T-shape bolt made by the OE manufacturer you find HERE

8072-030 Mounting plate for middle seat – Bus 50-07/79
8072-040 Wing nut for middle/rear seat – Bus 50-07/79, Beetle STD -07/65


8072-110 Clamp for middle seat – Bus -07/66, Beetle STD -07/65
8072-120 Clamp for rear seat – Bus -07/66
8072-210 Clamp for middle seat – Bus 08/66-07/79
8072-220 Clamp for rear seat – Bus 08/66-07/79

Besides the four well known different clamp models there is a number five as well.
Volkswagen books and literature are incomplete and vague,

We had to discover by research on original buses.
Used in standard buses up to 67 delivered without rubber mat.

As this application does not use BBT 8072-040 mounting plate the clamp is made higher.
Choose your clamps for perfect fit and transport your beloved ones the safe way.

8072-115 Clamp for middle seat (without floor mat) – Bus -07/66



 As we love our Ghias we now stock the correct outside window scrapers for lowlight Ghia’s
Later model outside window scrapers you can find HERE

0759-118 Scraper outside – Karmann Ghia 55-07/59 (pair)



Out of popular demand we now stock  the floor mat for 60-67 right hand drive buses.
Made in an exceptional nice quality.

Holes correctly cut.
Comes with square structure at the bottom exactly as original.

Our complete family bus cab floor mats HERE

0538-565 Floormat RHD – Bus 08/59-07/67 (black)


0104-050 Fender front left -10/52 with horn grill SWT


0708 Emergency brake boot – Beetle/KG 08/64-, Type3 08/67-, Type181 black


1341 Beam adjuster front axle ‘Sway-a-Way’ – Beetle/KG 08/65-, Type181


0337 Windowrubberkit ‘Deluxe’ – Beetle 08/64-07/71, Mexico 01/78- (alu trim)


The BBT News team wishes you sunshine, a weekend full of it.