Wow, what another week we had, while “far” right Jair Bolsonaro won the elections in Brazil (what will that give in the relationship with our suppliers?) Trump tweeted that he will “shoot” at the refugees from Central America (if they throw rocks), Italy is hit by really bad weather and Venice is about to disappear forever. In Belgium we had first real autumn weather, but as we’re already tired of it, the forecast for next week looks more like spring weather to me! Will we have the new perfect climate? Well we’re almost there….:)
That said and being busy monitoring all the above in our heads, we worked hard to make the Volkswagen world also a better one in the past couple of days. We have a couple of real cool new products and the New Airmighty is out as well!
Especially for all the T25/T3 Vanagon lovers we have this new panel now available. Frequently the seam on the lower left central panel is too far corroded (or even completely gone) to save. Now we have this panel, that covers the lower 20 cm ( about 7′) from the rocker up. Together with the rocker (BBT 0892-300) this new panel makes the perfect repair and keeps your seams exactly where they are designed to be. When you take your time to mount this panel, your bus will look EXACTLY like original.
ACHTUNG! This is not a repair panel to weld over the old panel. This panel replaces the old panel, so you need to cut out the old panel and replace. If you like to repair, we sell the repair panel under BBT ref 0892-240.
The Volkswagen buses have a tank filler, that was connected to the body with a rather fragile rubber during a lot production years . We call this rubber : the filler neck hose. The filler neck hose for the T3/T25 Vanagon from the first 3 production years was pretty specific. We carried this filler neck hose already longer in our shop program (part numbers starting with a W- ) under BBT ref W635-11024, but because of popular demand we brought this rubber now in our general range under BBT ref 0492-860.
Other filler neck hoses you can find clicking HERE.
Bay window lovers aware! VW do Brasil brought out this close to perfection license late light on their later model Bay windows. This is a really good product. Although with its rounded corners the model differs slightly in design, the fit is perfect on ALL model bay window buses built between 72-79. Perfect fit and perfect seal, and looks real good.
These lenses are original VW do Brasil.
Comes complete with seal and 12 volt bulb.
And last but not least this week the new Airmighty came in, order yours now!
Back in stock after too long unavailability. Mounting belts for the fuel tanks for your beloved split window buses!
The BBT news team wishes you a real relax weekend. Get spooky and enjoy Halloween!
Welcome at our weekly news blog.
In a week where Saudi Arabia had to confess a murder pushed by Turkey, where US democrats receive bomb letters (or almost) and a real big whale stranded on Belgian shores, we still found some time to bring you quite a lot of new products. Also our Goods In was so busy we got also quite a bit of “Back in Stock” showed below.
Slowly our BBT News team gets settled, but we still have to update more, so it will only become better! Follow and you will learn as they say, ah!
The perfect alternative on your Type 4 engine for worn out original carburetors or a malfunctioning fuel injection system is to mount a set of dual Weber ICT carburetors. We supply now a one stop Weber ICT mounting kit.
This CB performance ICT mounting kit for your Type 4 engine is very complete and nicely made with aluminum air filter bases, no flimsy plying steel brackets but nicely casted state of the art brackets instead! Not the cheapest but the best ICT mounting kit existing on the market. A conversion kit that really works, BBT tested and approved! This conversion kit will help your conversion to ICT carburetors a lot.
The Weber ICT carburetor can be found here 2181-0
For Type 1 (Beetle and Ghia we have two mounting kits under BBT 2181-1 & 2181-2 and for your beloved Type 3 we have the mounting kit under 2181-3
BBT Jerry and Frederik went knob frenzy lately and dug out all they could find… here already some results!
The short version of the fresh air knob you can find under BBT 0544-150 and the insert for the fresh air knob is available under BBT 0544-152.
Furthermore Frederik and Jerry dug out the knobs for the light switches.
Back in stock! The rear wheel brake cylinders for our beloved buses! Top quality made in Germany. With TRW Varga only will be produced in January 19 again, we decided to push the prices down from our German manufacturers and we got this result, we can supply now good German quality rear wheel brake cylinders at a real good price and most important, have them available.
When our last manufacturer was hit by a flood a lot of his machinery has been destroyed. Unfortunately they do not want to start-up production again for a while. That forced us to search for a new supplier. The factory that makes our valves for the last 10 years also brought the perfect solution. Our new supply of valve guides have a nicer finishing, very accurate measurements, made with high technology in Switzerland and best of all we can keep the low good prices as our old supplies!
A better product for the same price!.
We also had a large delivery from one of our German gasket manufacturers, our Type 4 gaskets kits are all back available from our stocks!
And last but not least… we come with a solution for the oil pump cover nuts.
These nuts are very particular, because they need to tighten the pump and seal the studs off at the same time. Originally they came without collar just a straight nut, which is unfortunately unobtainable for the moment.
We did real good and deep research and found the exact same nut, but with a small collar. The collar divides the pressure on the seal in the end, what makes a better spread out sealing, resulting in an even better product.
We could keep “good old” prices what actually means we offer a better quality product for the same price.
Very happy with such a nice BBT NEWS post we could inform you like it is supposed to be, as you can see and feel BBT is bursting, many many new products and developments will be released in the near future!
We wish you all a very happy weekend and remember to enjoy the autumn colors for the time they last!
Very welcome to our weekly BBT Newsletter. This week we present a couple of real cool new products, proudly & privately produced for BBT. And this is just the start in the upcoming weeks, we’ll have several private productions that finally make the scene. Very exciting. With quality as the driving force, we’re happy we can glue a real good price to it!
It all just started when we needed one of those and couldn’t find one! The market was dry, nobody seemed to care because they “hardly broke”….that’s pushing a wrong button to us, we searched high and low till we scored two NOS ones with their brackets and had them sent off to our gear mount manufacturer right away. You can see the result below, a perfect reproduction from the early Bay window (T2a) nose transmission mount and its proper bracket.
Because we wanted it exactly like the original, we’ve made a study on the rubber composition of the original one. With those data we could make the rubber composition very very close to the original (actually slightly better because of technology) we’re very happy with the general outcome and can guarantee this as any other BBT produced product.
Really necessary when you mount your sunroof is to use this little spring plate to keep your cables on track. Made from spring steel like it should, this little piece is so important and does its job perfectly!
Now available from our stocks.
We presented our new family of front hub grease caps earlier this week on our blog, but repeat them with pleasure! Real nice and 100% as original, initial sales numbers are showing this product is really well accepted on the market. Another part we do not have to worry about any longer… All available from our stocks.
See HERE the initial launch for these products.
€ 20.00/set (Excl.)
That’s it for this week and we’re already very exited what will come in the upcoming weeks! Stay tuned!
We like to thank you for your attention and wish you all a really good and relaxing weekend, hopefully with some VW fun…
We,@ BBT, are bored with the kind of front hub grease caps that were available for a long time. To be honest we hardly used the existing aftermarket on our own cars. Instead we preferred NOS or used ones. We thought it was about time to make our owns and we fully succeeded. We made them in the same material as original, with the same material thickness and in the same size, the same look and the same finishing. Simple and perfect exactly like Volkswagen did so many years ago.
We tested a LOT of samples during production set up, made DHL and FedEx the first companies to make a few bucks on these by flying them back and forth to the factory every time with necessary remarks. But we kept up and thanks to the everlasting input from manufacturer and our BBT team, we succeeded and are able to offer another top-notch quality product equal to the original. All to keep our beloved Volkswagens on the road, because that’s our main concern!
Finally we have the good front hub grease cap again available for most popular Classic Volkswagens. Order yours now!
Welcome at BBT News this week.
Bathing in a cool autumn sun, Belgium was quiet this week, until our “IRS” unfolded a real big fraud investigation in the Belgian soccer world. Loads of simultaneous house searches, impound tons of paperwork and some trainers, referees and brokers arrested… nothing is what it seems to be, so we’re really happy we’re not a part of the soccer world and stay cosy in our “clean” Volkswagen world…:)
This week some cool new products and a Back in stock worth mentioning after a longer than normal time of unavailability.
In our Bus metal silver weld through sheet metal program, two new items arrived this week. The rear outriggers for buses up to 1959. This is the rather weird-looking “double” outrigger right before the rear suspension. Now available from our stocks.
For the split window beetle lovers we have the light and wiper switch knobs from the dashpods available now in either ivory or black color. Many times broken because of age these are perfect replacements! Sold by the pair and readily available from our stocks.
1394 Sway bar front lowered Type1 -64 € 72.00
0524-910 Vintage Speed universal doorpulls € 22.50/pair
The BBT news team wishes all our readers a very relaxing weekend, it’s time to vote in Belgium this weekend and we will have soon new local politicians, who will make our new local laws, ah, can’t wait on that!