Product update

Pre-production samples Emergency brake levers received for splittie bus

Something we really wanted to make for a long time, but…
Well finally the moon fell onto our Radio Flyer (as we tend to say) and it all happened!

The factory chosen for this project produce over 10.000 E-brake handles a month!!
We started the reverse engineering from 100% NOS samples for accurate reproduction.

Both models will be available to span the entire year range from end of 1952 till 1967
Will be available soon as we approved these samples and production is started!

Another BBT exclusive in the worx!

BBT E-Brake handles for your beetle you find HERE

BBT News

We don’t mess up gas pipe lines in the Baltic Sea, neither can we tell you what Russia is up to next, now they seem to loose ground on the frontlines in Ukraine.

What we will bring you is our weekly news and product update to make our Volkswagen life a better one.
Welcome to our BBT News.

In development of a complete D-shape voltage regulator for pre 53 beetles and buses we finished the cover and offer it here already separately.
If your old cap has rust, dents or is simply missing we offer here the perfect replacement.

We paid tooling twice, because first tooling was too far of the original pressing for Bob so he preferred to start all over again.
This guarantees a correct visual aspect for a perfect replacement cover on your D-shape regulator.

After several test fittings we started production and are proud to offer the results here.
Complete D-regulators are in last steps of developments and will be soon available.

1951-405 Cover for D regulator -53

The existing BBT 6 volt regulator for 1954 and later models you can find HERE



Double cab pick-up trucks  have their rear seat sitting on a pedestal.
We developed these pedestals in our Silver Weld Through program

Even they’re interchangeable, we decided to make both models.
Up to 1963 the front has a cut out and accepts an early front bench seat as BBT # 3400-200
1964-1979 is flat on top and accepts a barndoor front seat bench which we have in development.

For easy shipping we supply these folded down, nicely packed in a cardboard flat box, like an Ikea closet.
Some welding required for proper assembly.
Mounting tabs up to 1960 mount inwards, 1961 and later models mount outwards.

3400-550 Rear bench pedestal Double cab – Bus -07/63
3400-560 Rear bench pedestal Double cab – Bus 08/63-07/79

When you think you have everything , something always seems to pop up you didn’t thought about before.
This happened with our kick panel range.

We add now the last model to complete our full range of original versions.
The 1962 to 1964 model has cut outs for the late model (large) fuse box and late model (teardrop) headlight bowls, but no cut outs for the ventilation grills yet as later models tend to have.

0552-057 Kick panels – Bus 12/62-04/64 grey

Our complete line up of kick panels for your splitty bus HERE

We now offer a complete set of 50 pcs bolts and washers to mount your engine sheet metal.
These M6 x 10 bolts come with flat head for flat screw driver exactly as original.
Each set contains 50pcs screws and washer that will finish every engine job in style!

8000-100 Mounting kit for engine sheet metal (50 screw + washer)

The same set with Allan key bolts is already available HERE
Screws separately can be found HERE and washers HERE

Another production arrived from the very first item we ever reproduced.
We’ve been the first company who made those with conical ends both side, for easy push in your exhaust, and easy to slide on your cardboard heater hose.

Thousands sold each year.
Bought from the original manufacturer, check our quantity pricing!

1055 Connecting-pipe between exhaust and heater hose each

Raw material problems due to Covid set us without certain seals for a while.
Seal factory starts keeping up again.
Massive amounts back in stock.

1416 Seal main drive shaft

BBT News Team wishes you a splendid weekend.

BBT News

As said before, a war in 2022 can’t be won anymore,  it will leave only losers.
Our thoughts go out in the first place  to the human tragedies.

With last power talks from Russian president Poetin this week, nobody knows where this war will go to.
Sky high energy prices (times six in certain circumstances) inflation, awful exchange rates and a lot of more threats to test our economy, times are not exactly “favorable”.

This doesn’t withheld us to continue and develop parts for our Classic Volkswagens.
Invest, create & fabricate to help our VW world and bring our little piece of help to the world economy.

Let us introduce some very interesting new products this week to make your VW life hopefully an easier one…
Welcome to our weekly Friday BBT News!

After two years development we’re happy we can present a correct ignition lock for your 54-57 oval window beetle.
Ignition locks will eventually pass out or start flashing at certain age or after too much use.

Days are over you had to adjust a later model, drill extra holes or fabricate your own bracket.
We bring you a 100% correct replacement ignition lock with screwed terminals as original.

The correct SG profile key stands on 12.00 o’clock in driving position, exactly as original.
Something never seen on any other reproduction ignition lock before.

Our ignition locks come in their own custom built box.

0654-996 Ignition lock – Beetle 01/54-07/57

Transmission builders, this one is for you.
It’s the small part that counts, we  know better than anybody.

Stop checking the synchronizer hub springs and blocker bars eating your precious time.
Replace them by our brand new kits of springs and bars at very affordable prices.

Three kits to choose from.
OE numbers are provided on our product page follow these links.

1493-006 Syncro hub spring & blocker bars 1 & 2, set, Type 1 & Bus -75
1493-007 Syncro hub spring & blocker bars 3 & 4, set, Type 1 & Bus -75
 1493-016 Syncro hub spring & blocker bars, set, Bus 76-

We had a special production run for the 4.5 x 15 Fumagalli wheel.
Fumagalli is an old style steel wheel from Brazil designed and built initially by the wheel company “Fumagalli”.

The factory is not very interested in further production, with steel prices going through the roof and energy cost rockin’ this might be the last production.
If you ever want them it might be the right time to buy them.
Hence we cannot guarantee they will ever come back, if they do it will be a lot more expensive.

2596-050 Wheel Fumagalli – 4.5 x 15 – 5 hole (5×205) Grey painted

5.5 x 15′ Fumagalli wheel can be found HERE

Our new production felt channel clips has been made by the original OE German manufacturer.
Exactly like they produced for Volkswagen stamped on the original tooling.

With the lip high enough to slide easily into the hole in your door.
While the little nasty hooky clamps inside guarantee to hold your felt channel in place for many years to come.

0369 Retaining clip for window channel U-form – BBT

Roof Rack Glore!
Bus roof racks back in stock now!

4870-220 Roof rack 2 bows – Bus 03/50-07/79 (Stainless steel)
4870-221 Roof rack 3 bows – Bus 03/50-07/79 (Stainless steel)
4870-222 Roof rack 4 bows – Bus 03/50-07/79 (Stainless steel)

BBT News team wishes you a well deserved relax lazy weekend, enjoy!

BBT News

As the world doesn’t stop turning, even when gas prices tripled in Europe, BBT keeps on bringing more quality parts for your Classic Volkswagen.

Welcome to our weekly NEWS edition.

Five years ago we started research and development of our private brake disc & drum line.
We’re very proud we can show today the first results.

As most reproduction brake drums do come from China we chose very consciously for a different factory with generations of experience and especially with their own foundry.

We found that manufacturer in Brazil certificated under ISO9001 and IATF16949!
Believe us when we say we talked with many different factories!

Developed through reverse engineering from absolute NOS samples.
Proudly fabricated to exact BBT details & measurements.

More models are in the pipeline.
The BBT brake disc and drum family is here to grow.

1283-120 Front brake drum – Beetle 1951-09/57 BBT



1287-02 Front brake drum – Bus 03/55-07/62 BBT




1287-01 Front brake drum – Bus 08/62-07/67 BBT




1270-001 Disc brake – Beetle/KG 08/66-, Type3 08/65-07/71 BBT




1275-005 Disc Brake – Bus 08/72-07/79 BBT


After we recalled these bay window tailgate springs because of a wrong design we’re happy to announce we did receive the updated and now correct version of these part from the factory!

Re-engineered with a perfect fit these brand new springs will keep your tail gate open without any restriction!

Our tail gate springs do come by the pair with the rubber buffers included.
Rubber buffers are really important to prevent annoying rattling.

0157-320 Torsionsprings tailgate (pair) – Bus 08/63-07/79 SWT

Rubber tail gate spring buffers on their own can be found HERE


BBT News team wish a beautiful weekend, with lots of love, peace and understanding!