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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.

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What a week it was in (VW) paradise… the weather changed for sure to more soft and early spring weather. In no time things will start growing again and flowers are flourishing. I already see  some blossoms and other real early trees and plants already arising, which means spring is around the corner… spring… sweet dreams, sweet rides in sweet convertibles… hey is your “ride” ready yet?  It’s about time….:)

Sometimes it’s crazy to know this newsletter is read all over the globe, while I speak about the spring the Southern atmosphere is preparing for fall and winter soon… the world upside down, literally…:)

What a wonderful world, this week we worked again on our stocks and products. We finally hired a new sales guy; who will start next Monday and we had quiet some international visit from a lot of people, who came down for Freddy Files last weekend. Yes, it was another wonderful week in (VW) paradise….:)

Let’s present  the new BBT products for this week….

Finally early bay rear valence is out! We always wondered why nobody made them before. We still have a limited supply of good used ones, but… now you can get it brand new… Auto Craft makes good panels for many years now. And we’re proud we’re one of their major distributors.

0891-370 Rear valance complete – Bus 08/67-07/71 Auto Craft

In our silver weld through sheet metal program we like to present two panels above the engine lid for real different applications.

The first one is for bus and kombi with a small tailgate. It’s situated right above the engine lid (obviously) and is the counterpart for the panel, where the hinges of your engine lid are mounted. In other words this is the counterpart for the panel, which has the thread for the screws of your engine lid..

0890-393 Engine lid hinge panel reinforcement – Bus 03/55-07/63

The second one is the rear panel for pick-up models, that really holds your engine lid and tailgate on to your pick up. In other words it comes with the welded in threaded nuts for your engine lid hinges and for your tailgate.

This fits single and double cab pick ups all the way from very first barndoor pick up production in 1952 till the final early bay production in July 1971. A very wide range in other words.

The first picture is eagle view (from top to bottom) the second is worm’s eye view (from the ground up)

0890-399 Engine lid hinge panel Pick-up – Bus -07/71 BBT

We got our new delivery of 12volt semaphores, now they’re back available from our shelves.

0617-51 Semaphore 12 Volts (reproduction)

We also got a new delivery of our complete distributors with vacuum… they look quiet the deal, and seem to work wonderwell on stock engines…

1998 Distributor with vacuum

We like to thank you for following our Newsletter, and hope to see you back next week. Wishing you a very nice and relaxed weekend, if you live here in the Northern atmosphere get out that garden stuff, if you live in the Southern atmosphere maybe you better start packing up that garden gear… what a wonderful world…:)

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Wowh, it rained cats and dogs the whole week and we had a lot of wind. Typical March weather, very unpredictable. The wind blew the new BBT totem sign apart, our neighbours had a beetle and a bus with the big BBT logo in their garden brought by the winds at once…:) Nobody’s hurt, so we’re all happy, insurance will cover the cost of repair, or at least we do hope that part of the story..:)

All eyes are looking at Brexit. Who can maintain any respect for these stupid British politicians? Who they think they are? They feel its normal they vote 2, 3 or God knows how many times in parlement. But the people, they can (could) only vote only one time, otherwise it would be betrayal, spokes men said. They fool the people, that’s at least how we feel!

Well, we will have to wait and see (and feel) when this circus comes to an end. Because a circus it is! The exact impact on our economies is hard to predict. But Brexit will disturb the markets. Don’t we all know that disturbed markets are no good markets? Markets needs stability, to grow and flourish…

Will be continued!

Before we reveal several larger projects in the next couple of weeks, we have this week some more new sheetmetal for your splitty bus… As said before, we will not stop before we have every single panel from a splitty bus! Exactly like Volkswagen did make it back in the past…


0890-673 Side panel reinforcement vertical – Bus 03/55-07/67



0890-674 Side panel reinforcement vertical rear left – Bus 03/55-03/63
0890-675 Side panel reinforcement vertical rear right – Bus 03/55-03/63



0890-867 Roof gutter front left – Bus 03/55-07/63
0890-868 Roof gutter front right – Bus 03/55-07/63



0890-871 Roof gutter L+R – Bus 03/55-07/63



0890-872 Roof gutter right (for cargo doors) – Bus 03/55-07/63
0890-873 Roof gutter left (for cargo doors) – Bus 03/55-07/63



0890-883 Roof gutter rear – Bus 03/55-07/63

We got also new delivery from the King and Link pin rebuild set for beetle. Top quality at bargain prices, order yours now!

1330 King and linkpin repair kit – Beetle/KG -08/65




0455 Sport mirror ‘Turbo’, Black synthetic material, left

euro 9.00/pc excl.



0573-52 5-way safety belt, Blue – CROW

euro 90/pc excl.


Very excited with all what’s happening, one thing’s for sure, BBT is bursting and we like to take you along in that adventure. We like to be your partner and serve you with the best we can. Many new products stay in the pipeline and some BIG surprises will be revealed in the upcoming weeks.

Stay tuned @ BBT Blog for your daily updates!

BBT News team wish you the very best for the weekend!

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Mr Trump and his brand new North Korean play buddy didn’t agree a compromise on the nuclear deal, or at least on the missing part of it. Really weird you read in the morning papers next day that especially the North Koreans will continue the “good” communications they had. Big stuff…

Closer at home, here in Flanders, news from page 10 or so was way more “BIG” to me. The University of Ghent Belgium has built a panel to be mounted on the roof of your house. This “solar panel look-alike” puts humidity in the air directly in to hydrogen (H) This brand new invention will supply more than enough hydrogen to heat your house, makes your electricity and drives your car (in an eco friendly way). Now that is what I call braking news, we can save our planet, at least if baby boys Trump and Kim don’t let them explode with their nuclear toys!

How governments will react to this is a big question, they can love or hate  cars, but fact is that only already in stupid Belgium “the car” is good for 30 billion income a year, pays over half of all retirements and many more… now how our governments gonna eat that? Isn’t this a “BIG” big challenge?

@ BBT HQ we also had a big challenge last couple of months, with a real small clip, but we succeeded and they’re damn cool! And as usual when we touch something we bring it to a good end. Maybe we’re living fairy-tale, but the believe in good things gives us so much energy in our VW life…:)

Here’s THE clip for your window channel in your door…

Proudly produced by BBT now since the OE manufacturer broke the tooling and didn’t want to invest in “such stupid old things” anymore.

We made them in the best quality you can imagine in DIN C80W1 Carbon tool steel on the most modern clips machines. Through good negotiations (read “quantities”)  we could achieve a very low production price what results in extreme low selling prices.

We sell these worldwide in enormous quantities, so don’t stay behind. You can buy direct now and gain! Don’t come telling us we didn’t tell you!

0369 Retaining clip for window channel U-form

Finally back in after a way longer as imagined production period, now we’re fully stocked for all your demands.

Forget about the Urethane counterparts (only good for competition). Original restoration needs original rubber, our IRS mounts are perfect and will assure a smooth ride as when your IRS beetle left the showroom floor. We do sell these each, so you need to order 4pcs for one car.

1454-1 Rubber mount ‘IRS’ arm

1964-306 Alternator 65A 1.9-2.1 08/85-08/92 Type 25

€ 63.00/pc excl.

1964-312 Alternator 65A 02/84-08/92 Type 25

€ 112.50/pc excl.

1964-314 Alternator 90A 02/84-08/92 Type 25

€ 171.00/pc excl.

0891-595 Jacking point complete rear T2 VW BRAZIL left

€  8.99/pc excl.

0891-596 Jacking point complete rear T2 VW BRAZIL right

€  8.99/pc excl.

So whatever you play; Nuclear, Hydrogen or VW parts, life is exciting isn’t it?

We wish you a real happy and relax weekend and whatever you do or play, make sure you take the most out of it and have fun!