Product update

Friday Product Update

This week a couple of cool new additions for the bullet indicator enthusiast.

Bullet (or nipple) indicators been, used on buses after semaphores till 07/63. US regulations made Volkswagen to stop the production of cars with semaphores sooner as the European regulations. The bullet indicator was the first step in indicator progress to create more visibility and there with a safer driving.

Beetles for US market had also bullet indicators from  mid 55 till end of oval but the size is different like the bus ones…

We have now finished the housing and the base plate.

Lenses for these indicators been already available under BBT ref 0616-490, we continue to finish the bulbholder and will have complete bullet indicators available soon…

0616-495 Turnsignal housing left – Bus -07/63 


0616-496 Turnsignal housing right – Bus -07/63 


0890-960 Indicator mounting plate – Bus -07/63 

BBT FPU team wish You a beautiful weekend!



33 pallets of sheetmetal arrived!

We unloaded yesterday a container with high quality BBT sheetmetal, 33 pallets in total…

-Bus inner front frames (New)

-A-pillars (New, and the well corrected ones!)

-100 early model bulkheads (second production run!!)

and so much more!!

Nobody beats BBT sheetmetal, nobody!

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Friday Product Update

This week some exciting new products for you, bus lovers!


Let’s start this FPU with a new seat belt in our line; these are meant to be used on middle benches of the VW bus. They have extra length so you can go back to the floor for easy mounting. Both sides come with adjustable lengths, so you can always place the buckle in the middle, where it has to close.

These seat belts come with the necessary E-marks what means they have been accepted for all technical inspections and insurance coverage in Europe.

For the rear seat we already supplied the shorter version under BBT ref 0573-100 that you can mount on the rear parcel shelf of your bus.

0573-110 Lap belt black universal extra long with E-mark (1)

Replace your old more than likely non functioning 6 volt wiper engine with this 12 volt conversion kit to get your wipers work like it should.2 models to choose from. We work to get all models soon!

BBT 2475-625 comes with original style mounting plate and all necessary wiring and hardware to mount in all post barndoor buses up to 07/64 (Vin  from 20-117902 till 1 328 871).


2475-265 Wiper motor 12V kit – Bus 04/55-07/64

BBT 2475-275 comes with all necessary hardware and wiring to replace your old worn unit on your original wiper engine frame for your 1967 model bus (VIn from 217 000 001 till 217 148 459)

2475-275 Wiper motor 12V kit – Bus 08/66-07/67

Looking for more power? Special cast-in Panchito 044™ style ports make these manifolds ready for true bolt-on horsepower! Panchito 044™ Intake Manifolds are now available to fit Type-1 & Type-2 VW applications with IDF or DRLA dual carburetors. Increased power, quick throttle response, and believe it or not, improved gas mileage can be the result of properly tuned dual carbs. These Manifolds are specifically designed to match up to our All-New Panchito 044™ line of Cylinder Heads. All our CB Performance Panchito cylinder heads can be found HERE

Sold in pairs. Hardware and gaskets included
2106-3 Manifolds ‘Panchito 044’ IDF



We got a new supplier for these push-rods which operate the vacuum brake booster of your bus. Many are plied, bent or simply worn out. BBT supplies now the perfect replacement part.

Ready available from our stocks.

0276-550 Push rod between Servo and brake pedal – Bus 08/70-07/79

BBT FPU wishes you a happy relax and sunny weekend.

Friday Product Update

Boring hoses can be delighted interesting this week!

Tired of gas smell in your bus? Finally want to play safe? We bring You filler neck hoses that are resisting all modern fuels like E5, E10 and E85 and all oils.

Don’t compare price but also quality and prevent your bus from fires… especially with the hot weather we have now!

0492-856 Filler neck hose (12cm) – Bus 08/73-07/79


Improved quality

0492-854 Filler neck hose (18cm) – Bus 08/67-07/71, single/double cabine 08/67-07/79

0492-855 Filler neck hose – Bus 08/71-07/73

BBT FPU team wish You another relaxing hot weekend! Think we can tell summer has arrived!!

Friday Product Update

This week some amazing new gas tanks, and also some more bus sheet metal and a very cool “Do You know…” at the bottom!

Let’s start with the gas tanks this week… brand new in our program, the square gas tanks up to July 1955.

Volkswagen made the gas tanks fancy as up to september 1952 the filler neck was 100mm, from October 1952 till March 1953 the filler neck was 60mm to change again to 100mm from April 1953 up to July 1955.

So the gas tank with the 60mm filler neck (BBT ref 0492-070) will fit your car correctly if build between October 1952 and March 1953 (Oval dash split window beetles better known as Zwitter models)

The gas tank with the 100mm filler neck (BBT 0492-080) has the pressing around the filler neck, doesn’t do anything but is like original from April 1953 till July 1955, but fit also all cars from August 1949 (VIN 116021) till September 1952, with the only difference it has a pressing around the filler neck and your original don’t…

The later gas tank with 100mm (BBT 0492-080) filler neck will fit also all model beetles from August 1955 till July 1960 (VIN 3192506) the model looks different, but dimensions are all the same… a good alternative till the correct model will be launched, but as far as we know, they’re not under developing yet.


0492-070  Fuel tank – Beetle 09/52-03/53 (for 60mm gas cap)

0492-080  Fuel tank – Beetle 08/49-09/52-04/53–07/55 (for 100mm gas cap) fits till 07/60

These profiles are on top of the outriggers and central crossmembers of your splittie bus.. there’s some different models, make sure to pick the correct ones!

Developed by BBT, made for perfection! Pressed on cast tooling, not plied on a bench!

0890-58-2 Top hat section rear under ribbed floor- Bus 03/50-07/59 TQ

0890-58-3 Top hat section center under ribbed floor – Bus 03/50-07/67 TQ

Do You know… we also supply the copper vacuum hose for the 30 Hp engines (36SAE for our american friends), this vacuum hose is almost always broken or missing or patched together. Ours is perfect fit, made to perfection on real wooden bucks…

Replace that old scruffy worn out copper vacuum line with this state of the art BBT reproduction!


2079-250 Vacuum hose from 28PCI carburetor to distributor BBT

The BBT FPU team wish You a wonderful and relaxing sunny weekend!