Friday Product Update

Gasket time!

This week we have a couple of good new gaskets in stock and a cool repair piece for T3 rear trailing arms.

Brand new in our program because too many people don’t want a complete gasket set for just oil pump or generator stand gaskets… Now we have them separately and  ready on our shelves for delivery.

1805-02 Oil pump gasket set -07/67

1805-03 Oil pump gasket set 08/67-

1930-020 Generator support gasket (pair)

We finally have  found a good repair piece for your Vanagon T25/T3 rear trailing arms. This repair plate has a very nicely pre-welded hub to hold your spring. This repair piece saves you the money for a new trailing arm.

Caution! Not all tech inspections allow welding repairs on trailing arms, so better inquire first!

Complete trailing arms are available under BBT ref 1475-002 & 1475-003

1475-004 Rear trailing arm repair plate – Bus 05/79-08/92

These fine products came back in stock this week and are again available !

4225-025 Coolant filling reservoir T25 WBX/Diesel 08/82-

1595-4 Starter 12 Volt / 1.4KW (Chrome)


TMI43-2126-03         € 112.00 excl.
Rear middle bench 1/3 fold down, bus 74-79


TMI43-3003-05         € 70.00 excl.
seat upholstery, fronts only, typ3 -68-69 with headrests



BBT’s FPU team wishes you a wonderful weekend with nice (VW) dreams…

Friday Product Update

Another batch of exciting product news this week, BBT’s FPU is written for you!

Bay window rear view mirrors looks pretty similar like regular late Beetle ones, but are completely different at the base… we decided that bus owners simply have the right on a correct and brand new (especially clean) inside rear view mirror. Replace that sunburned detoriated old scruffy pile of junk with one of our uber cool and exactly as original reproductions!

0567-800 Rear view mirror – Bus 08/68-07/79

This is a super cool kit to mount the steering wheel on top of the steering column of your split window bus. Always missing, bend or completely worn out… this little hardware is a necessity on every bus to make your steering work like it should!

1370-520 Bearing for steering column – Bus -07/67

Get rid of the rattle! This gaskets sits under the gastank where the connection to the fuel hose sits… Very important besides eliminating the rattle is that your gastank don’t rub on to your body, what can give damage to your gastank… and we don’t want gastanks to start leaking, do we?

0492-911 Antirattle fuel tank – Bus 03/55-07/71

In our ever-expanding line of seat covers we just added the brown front seat covers for early bay window in brown basket wave vinyl, exactly like original. This set covers both front seats for a 1/3-2/3 configuration

3165-512 Front seat covers brown 1/3 2/3 – Bus 08/67-07/72 basket weave (vertical seams)

We got a new delivery of our top-notch one piece 4140 Forged Chromoly Crankshafts, ready on our shelves for delivery!

1600 Crankshaft with counterweight 69mm, connecting rod VW


We have had too many returns on certain fuel pumps. As quality is our major concerns we went around the table with the engineers from the factory and tinkered out a long-lasting solution. As not many people don’t understand what it takes to get model changes we included the drawings “before and after” for all of you to understand… This is what we do and what keeps us busy…:)

In short the factory changed the inside rods to get more play so they can’t grip anymore… problem solved…:)

We supply now a good quality mechanical fuel pump for the type 4 engine. These pumps are back in stock and we deliver now in a long-lasting quality that really works!

1685-200 Fuel pump standard Type 4 engine


Hereunder the drawing of what is really changed… enjoy…:)

We have more fuel pump news this week!

The fuel pump is an important part for a proper functioning fuel supply. Heavy duty and a leaking fuel pump may lead to fire, whereas the fuel pump can get stuck after a long-term stop. BBT is always looking for high-quality solutions to replace damaged fuel pumps. This pump is a high-quality alternative for the existing  cheaper # 1685-06, whereas # 1685-035 is a complement for 34 DinHP 1200cc engines defective fuel pumps build between 1960-1965. The fuel pumps are delivered each and come with 2 gaskets  for the bakelite assembly foot included.  The push rod for this pump is available under ref. BBT # 1684. The bakelite foot is available under BBT ref # 1690.

We also changed this design slightly as before the outlet touched the ignition, now the outlet points upward, what’s actually more easy to put the fuel line to your carburetor.

1685-065 Fuel pump std. TQ, for engine with generator and 108 mm rod

The BBT FPU team wish You all a wonderfull weekend! enjoy…

Friday Product Update

This week we have a bunch of new arrivals, some cool new Bus parts, but especially a whole array of Split window beetle parts…

In our sheet metal range there are  two remarkable new arrivals!!

Let’s start this FPU with our brand new window frames for your splittie bus! They rust, bend , break, or are worn out, in other words they go wrong in many ways… and we offer now the perfect replacement parts, tested, fitted and well approved by the BBT team… ready for delivery from our shelves…

0156-740 Door window frame left – Bus -07/67
0156-750 Door window frame right – Bus -07/67

Now we also supply  the professional made headlight wire tubes. Brand new production. This is a part which we’ve made in development for our complete new fenders up to 1959, that we hope to launch early next year.

0180-050 Pipe wire feed headlight/body pair Beetle -07/59

And we also have a whole series of new top-notch products for the split window beetles this week… make your pick, they all fit, they have been made by people who know split window beetles very well, they fit perfectlyand look the whole deal!

0514-600 Shift knob bakelite ivory – Beetle -09/52


0514-605 Shift knob bakelite black – Beetle -09/52


2674-005 Ashtray knob in dashboard bakelite ivory – Beetle -09/52


2674-006 Ashtray knob in dashboard bakelite black – Beetle -09/52


0939-900 Choke cable bakelite ivory – Beetle -08/52

0939-905 Choke cable bakelite black – Beetle -08/52

0960-005 Front hood inner cable bakelite ivory – Beetle -09/52

0960-006 Front hood inner cable bakelite black – Beetle -09/52

Whew ! Finally back in stock, ball joint for Bay window, we’ve got now plenty, after a small problem at the manufacturer! But… we solved the problem, that’s what we do…:)

1331-002 Balljoint upper/lower – Bus 08/67-07/79

The BBT FPU team wishes you a lovely weekend!

Friday Product Update


***They’re in! ***Available now!! ***Order yours right away!***

We have now the inner front frame for the T 1 splittie bus available  from the BBT shelves. These inner frames exist out of left and right A pillars, the bottom inner sections and the brace between the dashboard and the front panel…

All  our panels have been stamped on cast tooling in all necessary steps exactly like VW used to do when they built your bus new. Whatever they tell you, cast tooling in the necessary steps is the only way to make parts right and guarantee a correct and continuous quality!

This frame consists out of our separate parts welded together on professional jigs, and parts have been individually test fitted on our own buses!

***Buy BBT because there’s no substitute for Quality!***

0890-980 Front inner frame assembly – Bus 03/55-07/67 LHD


The front inner frame exist out of separate parts we sell here below…


The A posts are a work of long breath, we returned the samples twice with necessary remarks to the factory and they are now exactly like it should, exactly like VW made them when they made our buses new!

0890-187 A-post complete left – Bus -07/67

Watch the details, we went to the end! The very far end! Tested, and fitted on our own buses!


0890-188 A-post complete right – Bus -07/67


The new Airmighty came in, order yours now! Loads of show reports, from the ubercool Ben Pon meeting, and many more!

9496-31 Airmighty 31


Our first batch sold faster as a lightening thunder, so we ordered a large second batch… the early bulkheads are again available, same quality and same price as the first badge!

0890-795 Bulkhead – Bus 08/55-07/63

BBT FPU team wishes you a cool weekend!

Friday Product Update

This week a couple of cool new additions for the bullet indicator enthusiast.

Bullet (or nipple) indicators been, used on buses after semaphores till 07/63. US regulations made Volkswagen to stop the production of cars with semaphores sooner as the European regulations. The bullet indicator was the first step in indicator progress to create more visibility and there with a safer driving.

Beetles for US market had also bullet indicators from  mid 55 till end of oval but the size is different like the bus ones…

We have now finished the housing and the base plate.

Lenses for these indicators been already available under BBT ref 0616-490, we continue to finish the bulbholder and will have complete bullet indicators available soon…

0616-495 Turnsignal housing left – Bus -07/63 


0616-496 Turnsignal housing right – Bus -07/63 


0890-960 Indicator mounting plate – Bus -07/63 

BBT FPU team wish You a beautiful weekend!