Product update

Splitbus Cab doors progress. The testreport from the sample door.

Many people are awaiting our brand new doors for splittie bus… we get daily inquiries how close to have them finished.

Well last week we did another sample test and we like to share our report with all of you so you can see how far we are with those, they coming pretty close, and if they adjust right now, they might be finished soon, but first we will require another test sample and do the test all over again!

it started all funny when customs held the door, as they thought it was too low valued…

and now the door is back to the factory, adjusting the toolings… as You can see this is necessary if we want a good product… oh yes, this was sample three already… there might come a few more… but when they come, they will be good…

Big thanks for this project test developers, Randy, Jerry and the one and only one Metalmaster Seppe! Thank You guys, You did a hell of a job and we’re all making our VW world a little bit better with that…

BBT News

This week we like to present a couple of different sets door latches, sliding door handles, tailgate and engine lid locks for your bus, all with matching key. They all came new in our ever growing BBT product program.

Stop looking which key will fit which lock. From now on you can have one key that fits all your locks.

All sets come with correct R code keys and contain all locks except for the ignition lock. High quality chrome and perfect feel and fit. A really must have for every bay window.

Nothing looks nicer on a bus than clean chrome new door handles.

The first set will fit all early bay windows model years 1969-1971

0427-505  Lock set – Bus 08/68-07/71

The second set fits all bay windows model years 1972-1974.

0427-510  Lock set – Bus 08/71-07/74

This last set fits all Bay windows model years 1975-1979

0427-515  Lock set – Bus 08/74-07/79

The little plate on top of your emergency brake that holds and balances your emergency brake cables came back in stock this week. Readily available from our shelves.

0929-250 Emergency brake compensator bow – Beetle 08/64-

We also have fresh inventory from the 4 highly polished grills to accentuate the 4 louvered air inlet grills in your engine lid. A must have for every late beetle with dual port engine.

0423 4-parts grill, rear deck lid

Slip on seat covers 1970-72 bug sedan/conv – black basket vinyl


99,95 euro/set excl.

3125-010 Seat cover smooth vinyl convertible (08/54-07/55)
3125-020 Seat cover smooth vinyl convertible (08/55-07/64)

135 euro/pc excl.

More product news next week, so stay tuned!

The BBT News team wishes you a very happy Easter weekend, and hope you’ll collect a lot of chocolate eggs Sunday morning.

BBT News

Is the end of the super powers near? President Erdogan from Turkey seems at least on his way back by at last elections. But is that important for the VW industry I hear you say… maybe you’re right, maybe it’s not that important, however, Turkish economy struggles with the high inflation and is a real important automotive manufacturing country. Let’s wait and see if things will pick up again and how they will… It might be a good source for certain items in the future again… hopefully…:)

Meanwhile the spring is there and our warehouse is super busy. This first week of April we had days with double workforce in our goods out dept packing orders. Just to get it all done. That was after we came across there were orders longer as 48 hours not packed yet…

From now on all orders will be packed within 48 hr even if we have the cleaning lady  to help! We will provide this fast service no substitutes! From last Tuesday on, that’s the rule, no exceptions. There’s a whole plan and schedule behind to make it happen… So now we’re very excited to get all your lovely orders out in no time! Thanks for all your lovely orders by the way. Without your lovely orders we didn’t have anything to pack at all! So every order is a lovely order to us.

Let’s see what we have new in our candy shop this week…

If you change your generator into an alternator for more power to your battery, there is a  chance your inlet manifold is too short. The acceleration pump of your carb will push against the alternator body. Sounds familiar? Same thing when you want to eliminate the smoke valve rev limiter on your 1500cc splitty bus.

Now we provide the solution  as we stock the carburetor spacers from now on. They come in two sizes, for the 28/30 & 31 pict carbs we have a 25mm thick spacer and for the 34Pict carbs we stock a 9mm spacer for you.

These little spacers can help you saving big and precious time. You should have one of each in your workshop as standard equipment. You will need them  sooner or later

2141-850 Spacer 28/30/31pict 25mm


2141-950 Spacer 34pict 9mm

While replacing floor plates often the battery holder is overseen. This holder is welded on the floor plate. Well maybe it’s not too bad anymore to oversee the old rusty crusty battery holder and just replace with our brand new one.

Securing a battery is a very important job. For very important jobs you need very good quality brackets. Here’s your answer to that… brand new and readily available in a very good quality…

0875-100 Battery bracket – Beetle/KG 08/67- ,Type181


We extend our line from gas flap door cables. We add the Karmman Ghia one now to make our line complete. Ready available from our stocks.

0933-000 Cable gas door – Karmann Ghia 08/68-


Back in stock after way too long being unavailable, or at least unavailable in an acceptable quality. All at once the supplier changed the design and the place from the outlet. We didn’t agree with that and bugged supplier so long till he made them back like they should be. Outlets properly and exactly like your original tank. Quality and fit are so important to each other. Well we’re very happy we did it again and happy we have them back on the shelves for you… Sometimes is being a stubborn a good quality, or at least it helps…:)

0492-920 Fuel tank – Bus 02/73-07/79

Finally we found a substitute for these state of the art wheel housings for all years bay window buses. We used to buy from VW do Brazil, but when they quit our supply, we had to find another supplier. Well we found a supplier and he produces these wheel housings in a way we like a lot!

So back available and ready on our shelves for immediate delivery.

0891-150 Wheel housing front – Bus 08/67-07/79 left
0891-151 Wheel housing front – Bus 08/67-07/79 right



Also the bolts for the crankshaft pulleys  came back last week. I told you last week we’re working on a couple of very exciting projects that come nearly to an end. Well this is one of them. We’re happy we have this bolt back in stock!

1934-100 Bolt for crankshaft pulley (original)


How can you mount an engine without a seal? It made us really sick that we could not supply this seal for your Type 4 engine for a while. Now they’re back to stay , and readily available from our shelves…

1644 Pulley seal T4



Last but not least, another (big) BBT project that came to an end after no less as FIVE years research and samples… but this product makes us so happy we forget immediately all pain and stress from development when we got this delivery in.

Top quality and exactly like original.

Proudly produced for BBT exclusively worldwide.

2447 Relais for wiper timer – Beetle, KG, Type 3, Type 4 08/71-, Bus 08/72-


That was it for this week folks, as you can see we didn’t sit still at all, it was another magic week at BBT with a lot of work, but also a lot of cool new parts that arrived, and more to come, way more… Forget about Erdogan or Koerdistan, let’s build VWistan, it’s way more as a nation, it captures the whole globe, it has no boundaries and all people are friendly to each other…. the community is big and well spread… do we need anything more? Good parts maybe? We’re glad to take that as our part of the deal…:)

BBT news team wishes you all a real cool weekend, hey and it’s almost Easter so don’t forget those chocolate eggs!

Breaking News! BBT new production Camshaft gear wheel for 30 DIN hp (36SAE) arrived and are ready for delivery!

Finally we have the cam gear back available for our immense popular 25 & 30DIN HP camshafts (that’s 36SAE for our US brothers).

Perfect fit on BBT Okrasa and early Porsche camshafts.

These camwheels been made from a very high quality grade aluminum by a precision machine manufacturer to the highest standards. We’re very happy with the outcome and hope you will all like our product!

1624-900 BBT Camshaft gear wheel, 25/30 hp & Okrasa

What projects are we working on? Brand new parts that are coming soon….

We have a lot of projects going on, here’s a couple of parts that are in test and fitting phase and will roll soon of our presses and being available…

Cargo doors are on their way now!

Dash tray is finished and should be docking soon…

Rear corners for pick up are tested and fitted at this moment everything looks good so far so they will be coming soon!


Pick up side panels,


Tailgate all models…

And the pick up treasure chest door…

We’re so excited that we can add these cool parts on to our ever-growing line of Splitty sheet metal parts… and serve You even better….


All information about these parts You can get very simple by email to or your favourite BBT sales person