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Happy Friday here again! BBT is already full force operating in 2019 and we’re very happy that we can provide you another BBT news edition on this Friday.

Being winter time in Western Europe, it’s cold, grey and wet, brrrr… good we have heated buildings where product development continues as ever… and  also this week we have some new items for you, excited as ever.

After suspicious quality issues with Schadeck oil pumps, we came to the amazing result that Brosol actually makes better pumps than Schadeck. From now on it’s Brosol we use in our own cars and engines. But to avoid endless discussions and cage fights we will carry both brands, so everybody can work with his own reliable and trustworthy favorite brand.

To find your way in the oil pump jungle we’re working on a spreadsheet with all pumps and all applications in one blink of an eye. As soon as this spreadsheet is ready we will publish on this space… stay tuned!

1805-091 Oil pump std 68-69 (Alu) Brosol

1805-181 Oil pump HD 61-67 (Alu) Brosol

1805-191 Oil pump HD 68-69 (Alu) Brosol

Good news for your late baywindow heater problem. BBT brings brand new ventilator engines, that blow the air through your heater boxes (and fuel heater if you have that). These are brand new ventilators that are working perfectly. Tested and approved by a select group of BBT customers with only positive results! Go for that cozy heat and replace now that worn out or missing ventilator motor.

They fit all buses with Type 4 engines. Fit also for VW 411 & 412 and for VW Porsche 914.

0663-140 Ventilator motor – Bus 08/71-07/79

Big news today as we finally received the Bosch starter engines and generators back on our shelves in a nice quantity for our ever lasting low prices. We found a new entry to Bosch for these items and are proud we can offer them again without price raises. We’re happy we can share these with all of you!

1595-1 Starter 12 Volt 68- (Bosch)


1961-1 New 12 volt generator, Bosch

0404-33 Aluminium Deluxe trim, left loading doors

Another week filled with cool parts behind us, we start feeling comfortable with 2019 and looking forward to the spring to start enjoying our Volkswagens again. Meanwhile we use these cold crazy wet days to resource, organize and research, to get more and better products for you. Also in 2019 we want to be your reliable spare parts  partner!

More goodies and more news next week on Friday, stay tuned!

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A very happy new year..what a cliché, but so true! May 2019 bring what 2018 has  forgotten to you all, and that only in a positive way of course.

Worldwide we have plenty of stuff to talk about. The most interesting is the economic recession that might come, or not…. Some analysts state there’s a new financial crisis so short which might be even worse than 2008. Others say it will go down in 2019 but not as bad as it seems to show. The last group will tell you there’s nothing going on, the little dip on the financial markets in 2018 was just a small correction and everything will bloom again in 2019. All these analyst are well-studied, Doctors in economy or kind of and we can tell that they are all smart enough to back up their theories. Only time will show who’s right…:)

In Volkswagenland we don’t see dark clouds showing up. Of course the Volkswagen world is changing, but that’s happening since the first beetle appeared on a drawing board in the thirties. So nothing wrong with that! We’re complete ready to share and work real hard to cope all new challenges together. We, @ BBT, are in this Volkswagen spare parts top sport for over 30 years and are fully trained and equipped for many years to come! Let’s stay partners and let us serve you!


We bring this high quality front panel for early bay window in a perfect fit quality.

Made by our preferred partner Wolfsburg West this closes the gap between the readily available Split window bus front panels under the BBT ref numbers 0890-99 and the BBT production late bay window front panel at very competitive pricing under BBT ref 0891-990.

We have these front panels readily available from our stocks.

0891-989  Front panel with windshield surround (10cm) – Bus 08/67-07/72 TQ



We also got these fuel senders in, especially for fuel injection bugs (late Mexican bugs) this fuel gauge is very very specific to these models Beetles.

0494-3 Fuel sender 1600i ACD



In our steering department we enlarged our line of seals with these seals for late bay window steering boxes.

Many times dried out or just leaking you will need new seals at each rebuild. These will fit only on ORIGINAL late bay window steering box, will not fit aftermarket steering boxes.

Seals for Split window and early bay window bus steering boxes we have already available under BBT ref  1368-210 & 1368-211.

1368-310 Grease seal steering box top – Bus 08/72-07/79


1368-311 Grease seal drop arm – Bus 08/72-07/79


The new Airmighty arrived and the portfolio too!  Always nice memorable moments to receive a new Airmighty, world’s top leading VW lifestyle magazine…

9496-33  Airmighty 33


9496-PO-18  Airmighty Portfolio 2018


The following products arrived back in stock after way too long being unavailable.


Finally we could ZF/TRW/Varga convince to run a new production for the 1302-03 master cylinders in the old good quality. We’re proud we can bring the good old quality to the market again!

1203 Master cylinder – 1302-1303 / TRW


Also the door panel set for the convertible beetles are back in stock.

0550-150  Doorpanel set Beetle convertible – black – 4 pcs Type 1 08/66-07/72


With this we like to close our first 2019 BBT News on Friday and wish you a very well-balanced and healthy start for the new year, let’s run together! and don’t worry about market analysts, the future will come anyway, enjoy every moment you can and try to work with a long-term vision so we can create a world where our children can live well too!

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In a week where there was more political turmoil than VW parts, we managed to get another couple of projects to a “perfect” finish! Political wise I don’t feel the need to write anything, because the low profile political games they played this week (and especially in Belgium) are not worth my words, thoughts or comments. Or as I read in a column the political class of today is only busy with their own profile, not with what really matters… actually I think this lady is right!

In Belgium it’s freezing cold now, the heaters run full charge in the warehouse, our parts and people are more than worth. Next week will be softer again… No white Christmas more than likely for us. Bummer…Sometimes I’m jealous on our friends from up North…:)

But meanwhile we do have a new nice pallet of brand new parts and a couple of back in stocks to write about and warm up our fingertips on our keyboards.

What started as a rough idea in the summer of 2016 is finished now. We made the worm for the early bay window (T2a) steering box.

Made by a highly specialised steering box components manufacturer in Europe, this is really top of the bill! Many of the early bay window steering boxes have worn out worms… well here we offer the solution.

Currently we’re working on a peg roller bearing pen with correct dimensions (there exist several reproductions with all different but none correct dimensions) but our worm functions perfectly with NOS and good used peg roller bearing pens, we tried and tested multiple very intensively!

Our worms come complete, bearing and clips are pre-mounted, for easy assembling.  We sell the oil seals for these steering boxes separately under BBT 1368-210 and 1368-211.

This is a 100% BBT product, quality guaranteed! Beware for cheap & inferior imitations! Making a good worm as it should is not an easy one!

1368-270 Steering worm in steering box – Bus 08/67-07/72 BBT


The next new product we already had for longer time, but not in our catalogs yet. So now we offer  the choke element for your PDSIT carburetor.

Solex PDSIT are the original carburetors for your type 3 and 4 engines. Please note this choke element is different for left and right side.

2183-015 Choke PDSIT left

2183-025 Choke PDSIT right

Finally back in stock after searching the world for about half a year or so, we’re happy we got those back in a perfect quality.

7044 Door center wedge – Beelte Convertible 08/59-, KG Coupé/Convertible 08/63- (pair)

And also the rebuild set for the king pin central on your front axle of your split window bus came back in earlier this week and is ready for immediate delivery.

1336 Swing lever kit – Bus 03/55-07/67

That’s about it for this week news. Just a small message that BBT will be completely shut down next friday. We will be entirely closed between the Christmas and New Year. So if you want another order, before  New Year pls order asap, next week we will ship out all orders we receive, and after that it will be after January 2nd.

Next Friday we will be there with the last BBT News of the year.

We wish you all a very happy winter weekend!

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This week we got an overdose of news all around us, the funeral of George W. Bush was probably the most human one. The race for the trade war (and global tensions) between USA and China is getting new dimensions, and the US do exactly what they always blamed the Eastern cultures for, force things… now, if you have to copy from your own copycat, how original are you? Kind of hopeless right?

In Europe the Italian maffia has been brutally  waked up  with over 90 people turned in and millions of dollars in cash and luxury goods impounded. But the Italian justice already told  they will overcome soon and being more nasty and use more violence… hopefully they can turn in more and end that bad behaviour of few people who use many others to enrich themselves.

And in our own country a couple of politicians think the migrations pact of the UN is the most important thing going on in this planet. What might be the truth, but not in the way they see it right now. Because here it only gets a political color. Meanwhile the real important things, we all need  laws and guide lines. That’s important. Though not any longer, at least not to those decision makers. A big shame and a huge blame for these politicians, it’s their own fault.

In our wonderful VW world there are only new parts coming, and inventory, we have massive inventory now! Time to help us to get rid of it…:)


We got our new pick up loading bed floor plates. Absolutely not comparable with any other aftermarket floor panel as ours are to very specific and to exact OE standards.

That is including the lip tip, which  folds back over the side panel for mounting. This lip is preformed for easy use.

Our floor plates have a perfect fit and a 100% original look. Or shall we say this is the panel you need to restore your pick up, so you can’t see it’s restored after all, ah! Factory specs available for everybody.

0890-763 Floor plate set single cab pick up front – Bus -07/67 BBT

0890-764 Floor plate set single/double cab pick up rear – Bus -07/67 BBT


Next we have the rubber seal between speedo and dash to get a perfect closure, which avoids the speedo from rattling, and keeps cold air out of the  passenger cabin. From personal experiences it’s also the seal that keeps the speedo tight to the body what gives a stable reading.

Many times missing or simply worn out, you can build it back up like it should, order yours now.

2690-300 Seal for speedometer – Beetle, Bus 03/55-07/67, KG, Type181



We still had two parts from our heater mechanism in our program that needed publishing, well here they are… two small parts, but your heater control will not operate properly without it.

The complete heater control unit you can find here under BBT ref BBT 0729-200

0729-210 Pin for heater cable – Beetle 07/64, Bus -07/67

0729-100 Pin for heater control knob – Beetle -07/64, Bus 07/67


After the Chinese reproduction took forever and still didn’t come we scored these in Germany now and have them back available again.

100% guaranteed E10 resistant as for any other modern fuel available.

Same price better quality with German kudos to your beloved Volkswagen.

0493-990 Seal for fuel tank sender – Super Beetle, Bus 08/73-02/92

We finally got our transmission nose cone seals back in stock as well. Available from our shelves again , especially for you….:)

1419 Seal transmission/chassis – Beetle 08/60-, Typ3, Typ181 BBT

Our last change is a new division with final sales of certain products. Whenever you want those, buy them now as they are going out of our program.

1524-16 cross shaft kit (race) Type1 71-72

1524-35 cross shaft kit (race) Type2 68-70

1524-36 cross shaft kit (race) Type2 71-75

The BBT News team wishes you a very cool weekend, put on the fireplace and make it cosy. Your VW’s will dream about it in their luxury garages, hey, what a life…:)