BBT News

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!

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BBT (groothandel, zowel als de winkel) is tijdens de kerstperiode gesloten vanaf maandag 24 december 2018 tot en met 1 januari 2019.

Nous sommes fermés pendant les vacances de Noël à partir de lundi 24 décembre 2018 jusqu’au 1 janvier 2019.
We’re are closed during the Christmas holidays from Monday 24  December 2018 till 1 January 2019.
Wegen Weihnachtsferien sind wir ab Montag den 24. Dezember 2018 bis den 1. Januar 2019 geschlossen.


Christmas is always a good time to look back over the year.

Look back, see and feel who was important in the last years. And therefore we like to thank you, customers, distributors, suppliers, supporters and friends. Thank you so much, for making BBT of what it is today and give us the opportunity to serve you even better in the years to come.

The happiness we give you, we like to share with all of you as well. Together we can create wonderful things, let’s continue together.

Enjoy the christmas card from our whole team!

Zalig Kerstmis en Gelukkig Nieuwjaar
Joyeux Noël et bonne année
Merry Xmas and happy New Year
Frohe Weihnachten und gutes neues Jahr

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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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Yep, another week has gone, and was it worth full? You bet!

In Belgium we’re in the middle of a political crisis about migration (again) and our government is about to fall, not bad, it seated over three years…:) Human disasters I heard in Yemen, and in Mexico where the Central American refugees try to enter the USA… it’s sad to see, but it has to say that these people should be hopeless. Or do they wish to emigrate because they think everything is for free in the Western world? Free? Yes, but someone has to pay the bills, and if I see my tax bill I know I’m one of the few who do… and that’s exactly what the discussion in our government is all about…

Ah, what an easy living world full of wonders we may live in our daily life, the wonderful world of our Volkswagens. That’s exactly what we did this whole week en some new arrivals made it pretty interesting to do….

Let us introduce you  bus steering wheels, perfect for your bay window, early or late-model. We’re happy that we found a good solution in a fairly good quality. Very nicely finished and working the whole deal.  Replace that worn out dangerous cracked steering wheel for one of our top-notch reproductions…

Available for late-model as early-model Bay window, for split window bus we serve the steering wheel under BBT ref 9585 & 9586

2702-300 Steering wheel – Bus 08/67-10/73

2702-400 Steering wheel – Bus 11/73-07/79


Next we added some items for Karmann Ghia to our ever-growing range of Ghia parts. We like these little cars, and really see them as our little sporty car of the range.

After the license light lenses BBT ref 0689-500 we thought it should be handy to replace these together with the seals, so we bring you the seals now…

0759-61 License plate lens seal (pair) – Karmann Ghia

Next product we brought in this week is very specific for Karmann Ghia convertible, as it’s always broken or missing we thought this would be a perfect product to stock for your Ghia. It’s the plastic cover over the seam from the rear panel left and right behind the B-pillar.

They come in ABS kind of plastic exactly like original, for the right looks, and because it’s for a Ghia, in the right style. Order yours now!

0759-180 Protective cover under convertible top, behind B-pillar – Karmann Ghia convertible (pair)

This week we got finally our reverse light switches back in stock after way too long being unavailable.

Ready on our shelves for immediate delivery…

1495 Switch reverse light

The BBT News Team wish you a peaceful weekend, avoid thinking about politics and migration, and sweet dreams about our Volkswagens. Enjoy!