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I suppose nobody has ever been more happy with rain than our Aussie friends last couple of days. Maybe they start thinking different and cut back safety corridors in the future to prevent such  fires, but what a bad situation they had… hopefully the water pollution will not become too bad, because how sad would it be to survive such a fire and die from a water poisoning…..

There was also big economic news this week in regards to a first step trade deal between China and the USA. We see that China leaves their currency float and don’t (over) protect anymore…  hopefully they stop subsidizing the rest of their industry soon, so we do not have to coop stupid anti-dumping taxes anymore from one day to another… a free market is good and fair to everybody, but a market with illegal subsidy is not fair to other countries, let’s that be final…:)

No poison and neither subsidies inside BBT this week, we just went full force again… here some new products  recently added to our ever enlarging program!

 

 

We think about everybody, also about our right hand drive customers in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Japan… The development of this was rather by pure luck … but we did it. We now supply  RHD dashboards, brand new for your splitty bus…

0890-983 Dashboard – Bus 03/55-06/61 RHD

 

 

Finally we finished, this was a hard one… more of it; in between we ran out of used ones too…
This is the bracket, which connects your steering column with your dashboard in your splittie bus.
Made with exact same pressing and punching as your original. Undefinable against a NOS part.

The rubber and holder cup that bolt your steering column up to this  bracket is BBT # 1370-555
fixed with these bolts BBT # 8766-06-016

0890-184 Steering column bracket under dashboard Bus 04/55-07/67

 

 

Next  we have a repair section for late bay window buses. The chassis in the back gets  pretty often bad where you mount the engine AND the bumper brackets.

 One of our suppliers made the perfect repair panel for this. He recreated the last 40 cm of the chassis rail to replace all the torn, disabused, rotten or bent material left from the old one.

High precision laser cut in fat, thick 2mm steel, comes in 2 pieces (not welded together) for easy mounting.

0891-678 Chassis section rear left (40cm)- Bus 08/71-07/79
0891-679 Chassis section rear right (40cm) – Bus 08/71-07/79

 

 

Always look forward, but to drive safe you need to know what’s happening behind your back too… therefore the rear view mirror was invented you know what’s happening behind you while looking forward in the rear view mirror through your back windshield. ah….)

This week we add a perfect reproduction rear view mirror for your oval window.

0567-050 Rear view mirror – Beetle 10/52-07/57

 

 

 

We like to highlight some of our products in this next chapter;

We got you covered;

Whether you have a rusty roof that needs replacing, you’ve always wanted the option to have a sliding sunroof for those hot summer days or you simply fancy some star-gazing with your partner on the back seat. We’ve got the perfect high quality replacement part for your beloved splittie bus or a replacement roof for your Bay window….

We stock all four models and can deliver straight from our warehouse…

0890-800 Roof (standard) for splittie bus
0890-801 Roof with sunroof cut out for splittie bus
0890-802 Roof with sunroof cut out and Skylight windows for splittie bus
0891-800 Roof replacement for all year Bay window bus

 

 

We get it  right.. a walk through is such an awesome feature in a bus, however, we’re not all the same and too many buses have had the bulkhead cut out and thrown away.. often leaving an unfinished look in the bus.. look no further, we’ve got what you need to return your bus to its factory look. Our bulkhead is just as good as when it came out of the factory.. quality heavy gauge steel with perfect pressings is what you’re getting and once installed and finished we guarantee a smile on your face

0890-795 bulkhead

 

 

BBT cab floors in our world-famous Super Silver Weld Through quality.

If perfect fit is what you’re after, then you’ve found your match right here.

Left-hand-drive version for 55-58 splittie bus can be found under BBT # 0890-134-0
Left-hand-drive version for 58-67 splittie bus can be found under BBT # 0890-135-0
Right-hand-drive version for 55-58 splittie bus can be found under BBT # 0890-134-1
Right-hand-drive version for 58-67 splittie bus can be found under BBT # 0890-135-1

Our cab floors for bay window are even better;

Left-hand-drive Bay window cab floor for 68-72 model years is BBT # 0891-135

0890-135-1 Front floor pan complete – Bus 08/58-07/67 RHD

That’s a good round-up of the last week, we’re heading already forward to next week updates with even more goodies… stay tuned!

BBT never stops as long as we can keep your aircooled rides on the road.

BBT News Team wishes you a wonderful and magic weekend….

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While politicians in Belgium are heating up for the upcoming elections of May 26, we try to stay alive and expand our program. We don’t make promises that we can’t keep, but bring you honest parts as we’ve always done for the last 33 years….

This week is not different.  We like to bring your attention to some cool new products and a couple of other products we also have, and we think you should have them too, ah!

We included this European style electric kit with the tow bars we’ve been selling forever. They have been warehoused as a BBT internal warehouse number.

Lately we got several requests for this kit so now we’ve added them to our general stock program. Perfect for any European style tow bar and all brand new.

4850-000 Tow bar electric kit 7 pin

As one of the many parts we developed for our king and link pin program we also produce our own Phenolic washers (Celeron rings).

We sell these separately from our kits as well at very low-cost. They are manufactured in the exact  and correct material.

Available in two sizes of course. You will need 4pcs for one complete front axle job.

1337-300 Kingpin Phenolic washer (Celeron ring) all bus -07/62

1337-310 King pin Phenolic washer (Celeron ring) all bus 08/62-

Do you know BBT stocks all standard kombi and utility split window bus panels? Very high quality with a lot of details went into the grain and the shape of the panels.

We have roof panels, door panels, kick panels and rear hatch panels. All in very high quality, water-resistant (they don’t deform when they get slightly wet in the rain) and a perfect fit.

We thought as we have them, you should have them too….

0552-100 Roof panels – Bus 03/55-07/67 / grey
0552-110 Roof panels – Bus 03/55-07/67 Single cab /grey
0552-120 Roof panels – Bus 11/58-07/67 double cab /grey

0552-050 Kick panels – Bus 03/55-02/60 / grey
0552-055 Kick panels – Bus 03/60-07/63 / grey
0552-060 Kick panels – Bus 08/63-07/67 / grey

0552-160 Rear hatch panel – Bus 03/55-07/63 grey
0552-165 Rear hatch panel – Bus 08/63-07/79 grey

0552-000 Front door panels (pair) – Bus -07/67 / grey
0552-005 Front door panels (pair) – Bus 03/50-02/61 / grey

0569 Inox cover for 5-panel rear view mirror, beetle

5,85 euro/pc excl.

Wall ring (small) 15 inch, 4 pieces

2539-414 blue
2539-715 orange

15,89 euro/set excl.

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The BBT news team wishes you a wonderful and relaxed weekend. More news next week.

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Another week and another cool set of parts…. 31 months after we started the research, we finally have our complete line of king and link pins for bus, this is pure and real, nothing fancy or cheap.

We searched parts all over the globe and our king and link pin kits contain parts from 6 different suppliers.

All components are made from highest quality materials available. The king pins are casted by induction and then stamped in the old fashion good way like it should be.

We visit every single factory that made parts and followed every single production process. Just to make sure we could bring a top product on the market. At least as good as original back in the day, maybe even better…

And… we managed to make a new exploded view too! Thanks Peter! 

Look at the quality… all steel cage needle bearing… like it should be, and how it should look…

Bullet proof quality…

Let’s explain first the king pins.

1338-004 King pin upper with needle bearing – Bus -07/62 BBT
1337-504 King pin upper with needle bearing – Bus 08/62-07/63 BBT
1337-004 King pin upper with needle bearing – Bus 08/63- BBT

1338-005 King pin lower with needle bearing – Bus -07/62 BBT
1337-505 King pin lower with needle bearing – Bus 08/62-07/63 BBT
1337-005 King pin lower with needle bearing – Bus 08/63- BBT

We have three different model years, so we have three different kits, basic and complete

1338 Link pin set – Bus -07/62 BBT

1337-500 Link pin set – Bus 08/62-07/63 BBT
1337 Link pin set – Bus 08/63-07/67 BBT

1338-099 King and link-pin complete kit – Bus -07/62 BBT

1337-599 King and link-pin complete kit – Bus 08/62-07/63 BBT
1337-099 King and link-pin complete kit – Bus 08/63-07/67 BBT

We’ve made them tested all over the world too, check the video from top bus guru Nate from Wagenswest in the USA.

Don’t forget to follow us and Wagonswest on Instagram for more updates!

We’re so happy this project came to a good end! And you now know  where to get the right suspension stuff, right?

BBT’s super quality hubcap clips are back in stock, our sales increase because just everybody likes our quality a lot!

Enjoy the big crowds, and stop using inferior clips that brake. BBT quality clips will keep your hubcaps on the car, forever!!! Ask for BBT hubcap clips at your nearest VW parts dealer.

2503 Kit clips & rivets early wheel

BBT News team wishes you a super cool weekend… just dream about your classic Volkswagens, we supply the parts to make that dream come true….

Keep’on Buggin’

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What a wonderful world we’re living in, do we realize that enough?

It’s crazy, cars are driving, food is growing, the sun comes up, and if we don’t see it, we just jump on a plane and fly to a destination where there’s always sun. Everybody stops at stop signs or traffic lights, we all have a house, and if you work hard enough you even have time to travel with the family and/or have crazy hobbies like collecting cars.

Do we really realize what we have?

If we jump out of bed and switch on the light in the morning, do we realize how many people and what kind of organisation is behind the electricity 24hrs a day to make that work? Or do we think it’s just “normal”…

Maybe we have to realize more that the small “normal” things in life, aren’t  that normal  at all. Maybe we just are  too much used to it and are too spoiled to realize how special they are… and collecting cars is special too. Who could have imagined the classic car world today a mere 50 years ago? Working in our hobbies, that’s more as fun to do… that just tells us how lucky we are!

Something to realize every morning, before we switch on that light….

This week we have a couple of small things that came in and got part numbers, real necessary parts to finish that car.

Finally we decided to  run also the Speedometer cable for split window bugs.

This cable is quite a lot longer as the later models, because with a split the speedometer is central in the dashboard.

Readily available from our shelves now!

2699-000 Speedometer cable – Beetle -09/52 TQ

Besides the door wedges themselves BBT 0438-31 and the correct screws for the door wedges BBT 0438-315 we also have  the sleeves for the door wedges available  for the real early cars.

Many times these sleeves are missing, which results in poor mounting, lack of tightening or just runs the screws through the door wedges.

We sell these sleeves per pair

0438-316 Sleeve door center wedge – Beetle -01/53 – Bus -12/63 (pair)

We used to use this product to complete our VW logo’s back in the day, till Volkswagen halted that.

Now out of popular demand we bring these clips in our program by their own.

The correct clip to mount the big VW logo on the front of your splitty bus!

We  sell them each, you need 4 to attach the logo completely.

0440-105 Spring clip emblem – Bus -07/67

Airmighty n° 34 is out and ready available in our shop or add one to your order!

9496-34  Airmighty 34

We got our crazy popular washer jets back in stock! Aren’t they cool?

Well many customers think they are, as we sell them as hell!

Get yours now!

2453 Windshield washer jet

BBT News team wishes you all a very wonderful weekend and hopefully we all dwell on a couple of small things, that make our world so special, and enjoyable to live in.