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Are you for or against Covid vaccination?
Belgium is getting on cruise speed with vaccinations and even shifts higher.

If things continue this way we will over pass USA by half of next month…
Very weird, population of the northern Flemish part of the little country of Belgium is way better willing a shot as the southern French speaking part.

It’s hard to believe you be against a vaccination, when you know several vaccinations you get as a baby without a choice… probably soon that will be one extra.
Well you can be for or against vaccinations, but you can’t be against our BBT News and product information.

Let’s kick off this week with some new entries from Vintage Speed exhausts.
Since we do not produce our own Abarth style exhaust anymore we’re very happy we can offer this Vintage Speed replacement.

As all Vintage speed exhausts this is made 100% from Stainless Steel and engineered for best flow.
Abarth was an exhaust manufacturer originally from Italy who was quite successful to calculate and produce better as stock exhaust flows.

Abarth was the best Volkswagen exhaust money could buy back in the day, hence the choice for many period tuners like Okrasa and others.
For several car brands their design named the exhaust style.

For Volkswagen we call them pea-shooters in English because the 4 small exhaust tubes do look exactly as they can shoot peas out any moment…
So meet the Vintage Speed “Pea shooter” Abarth exhaust, available now from our shelves.

3280-131 Exhaust Abarth 13-1600cc ‘Vintage Speed’ without pre-heat risers / Stainless steel

As a second Vintage speed introduction this week we like to present this exhaust very special designed for lowered buses with dual carburetors.
The Vintage Speed engineer did a great job engineering this exhaust.

Especially made for lowered buses build between 1960 & 1967 giving maximum ground clearance.
The tail pipe is hidden as well under the rear apron.

It’s a masterpiece and a relief for many bus drivers with lowered and very much lowered buses.

The same exhaust but for stock style carburator with pre heater set up you can find HERE
All Vintage Speed exhaust in our program you can find HERE

3280-201 Exhaust – Bus 60-07/67 ‘Vintage Speed’ without pre-heat risers / Stainless steel – lowered, hidden tailpipe

Next the new essential air filter element match perfect with all Vintage Speed exhausts.

Made from quality stainless steel, designed for improved air flow and totally fire retardant.
Don’t risk keeping that generic foam air filter and order our brand new fire retardant air filter elements

Click HERE to see the introduction movie by Vintage Speed.

Fire retardant should be pretty important for an air cleaner but only few air cleaners actually feature these safety standards!
Finish your panic over back fires and such, these fire retardant air filter elements will not burn your beloved car down anymore!

These aircleaner elements does fit BBT # 2158-010 or the Vintage Speed top of the line BBT # 2158-250 aircleaners fitting your favorite IDF or DRLA style carburetors.

Sold each.

2156-015 Replacement air cleaner element Weber IDF/DRLA – fire retardant – Vintage Speed

Next we have our dashboard grill sitting on the right side of your speedo of your 1958 and later Beetle.
We made this grill with the hole for the square mechanical fuel gauge.

Depending the year and model of your beetle they came originally with this hole.
Running out of used ones made us decide to make this grill brand new, exactly as original, and we succeeded.

Because of the quantity we produced we can guarantee a very very low price….
Proud BBT production.

Mechanical fuel guages can be found HERE with either beige or green back grounds.

0525-620 Dashgrill gauge holder right for fuelgauge – Beetle 07/61-07/67

They’ve been out for a while because we changed the production, but new production arrived last week.
A transmission or engine mount should not have any rubber covered mounting holes.

We made this bus engine mount in our new design.
Our mounting holes are only steel and totaly free of all rubber for perfect tension.

Mounting holes covered with rubber will loosen up the bolts one day or another….
Our new production came in last week and is available from the shelves

Beware for incorrect engine mounts, only trust BBT engine mounts!

1488-1 Engine Mount – Bus 08/71-07/79 (Type1)

Another exclusive BBT production engine mount came in last week…
Not happy with excisting reproductions we teamed up with our factory to bring you a better product.

This worked out incredible well actually, the product is EXACTLY like the original we started from..
Picture below shows an absolute original NOS example next to our new production…

Same steel thickness, same rubber lay out, same rubber composure, same everything.

Can You find any difference between these two? Because we don’t…..

Improved quality with same low price with great quantity discounts, buy yours NOW!
Ask your local dealer for BBT engine and transmission mounts, assure your selves of the quality your car deserves!

1488 Engine mount – Bus 08/67-07/71

We got also a pretty nice load back in from the regular 1972 on rear transmission mounts for your beetle.

1482 Trans mount rear left 72-
1483 Trans mount rear right 72-

BBT’s perfect quality steering box couplers came back in as well.
Check out our prices!

1369 Steering box coupler – Beetle/KG, Type3, Bus 04/79-07/92

Last but not least we got the BBT rubber bushing for the outside on your beetle spring plates, all models 1968 and later.
Incredible low prices, unbelievable high quality.

1453-4 Rubberbushing springplate outside – Beetle 8/68-

BBT News team wish you a nice and relax spring weekend.

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The weather we can’t choose nor change.
It stays cold and humid in Western Europe, and we all  miss the nice spring,which  weather in the month of May is supposed to bring to us.

Forecast isn’t any good for next week neither, only rain…
Thank God we have BBT News upon we can rely on and keep us busy with  more and better parts to make our Volkswagen life easier.

This week we received the Convertible top hold down latches for Beetle convertibles built before 1960.

We already used to stock the complete assemblies under BBT #7140-000 and we now supply all pieces separately as well.
I think we can all agree that early Beetle convertibles are one of the coolest VW rides ever built… yammie!

7140-100 Convertible top hold down latch w/o hook, right – Beetle -04/60, KG -07/71

 7140-110 Convertible top hold down latche w/o hook, left – Beetle -04/60, KG -07/71

7140-120 Convertible top hold down latch hook – Beetle -04/60, KG -07/71

As our steady stream of arrivals keep on going and will get up a notch or two in the next two weeks.
Longer time backorders came finally back on our shelves, it seems our suppliers get more easy production as well.

Hopefully a lot of zero stocks will  soon fade away, we keep on working on that.
Here’s a small selection of what’s back available.

1079 Exhaust pipe for Type 2 T4 engine + T25 DF, DG, GW, EY 08/82-07/85 + CS

1051 Exhaust 1300cc (with Tüv)

1060-04 Exhaust – Bus 08/76-04/79 (With Tüv)

1687-500 Injection pipe set T25 Diesel (CS,KY)

7400-2 Seal front window right – Bus – 03/55-07/67 TQ

0915-200 Accelerator cable – Bus 05/79-07/82 CT/CZ/CV

Let’s kick this “Product in the Picture” edition off with the sliding door window for the T25/T3 Vanagon.
BBT stocks a lot of glass for your Volkswagen Classic as well as all windows for the last rear-engine Transporter model.

Click HERE to find our complete offer on T25/T3 Vanagon glass.

8951-450, Sliding door window, T25/T3 Vanagon – 09/84-07/92

Next up are the oil deflector plates found inside the rear brake drums on early buses.
They prevent gearbox oil escaping through the swing axle to be spilled onto the brake lining.

These are often in poor condition or have gone missing over the years.
BBT made a perfect reproduction, copied directly from an absolute original NOS part.

We  have 4 different models to choose from, click HERE

Sold each.

1410-905 – Oil Deflector in brakedrum – Type 2, Bus -07/55

Finally, our last call out this week is the window lift channel for split window beetles.
Due to their design they’re under tension their entire lifespan.

As a result of time and natural elements many are rusting away at the ends.
This results in malfunctioning, not holding your glass tight anymore.

This  is usually the reason why your windows may not work properly.
We give you the perfect solution with this very high class reproduction part.

Our family of window sashes for the entire classic Volkswagen family  can be found  HERE

0362-700 – Window lift channel, left – Beetle -09/52

0362-710 – Window lift channel, right – Beetle -09/52

As usual if you can’t find what you’re looking for or you need a particular part you can call us on +32 (0)3 633 22 22 or email

BBT News team wishes you a splendid spring weather weekend…

In Belgium we’re opening the patio’s for bars and restaurants, a lot of our Belgium beer will be flowing, cheers!

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Tomorrow starts our favorite month of the year.

May has everything, spring, fresh green leaves on the trees, plenty of flowers bloom in the garden, all birds have a nest and an egg as they say, … and hopefully nice spring weather too. May is the month of new life, lots of different kind of animals get their babies in May.

As an extra this year on  May 08 bars and restaurants may  open their patio’s again in Belgium, just for us, to enjoy spring double!
Well we’re happy to add to that, with a couple of very interesting new products.

Spring is in the air, life is beautiful!



In the run to make a complete split window steering box, we finished the shims to adjust your end play.
These shims correctly measured and installed will give you a smooth turning steering box and with no play on your steering wheel.

These shims are exact reproductions made out of tin-plate like original and will fit your split window bus and early Bay window bus (T2a) perfectly .
Brazilian kombi’s have a different model steering box,  that use different shims you can find HERE

We supply 4 different sizes to fix your perfect fit combination.
Sold each.

1368-246 Shim 0.10mm for Steering box – Bus 03/55-07/72
1368-247 Shim 0.12mm for Steering box – Bus 03/55-07/72
1368-248 Shim 0.15mm for Steering box – Bus 03/55-07/72
1368-249 Shim 0.30mm for Steering box – Bus 03/55-07/72

Click HERE for the other steering box parts



Sometimes life is lucky and you just stumble against your needs….

By pure coincidence we came across the manufacturer for the rubber boot around the rod of the accelerator pedal for all Split and Bay window bus and Brazilian Kombi.
Tooling was still around and needed only minor maintenance before we could run a brand new production run.

State of the art 100% to OE specs and very affordable produced in very nice quality. Now we’re able  to offer this little but necessary rubber piece at the very best price available on the market… check our quantity discounts.

High quality and cheap price, we just love it…. keeping the VW’s on the road….affordable… that’s our mission!


0289-06 Accelerator pedal rod boot – Bus 50-07/79


This week we got also the arrival of the front snubbers for the Type 3 front axle.
Always bad because the full spring tension stays on the rubber when the car is parked.

They’re either cracked, dying or simply missing, even on low mileage cars.
Driving a Type 3 without these rubbers gives a big smack every time you hit a bump, so they’re an absolute necessity….

You need two upper and two lower ones….
Now available from our stocks. Sold each.

1458-000 Suspension stop front under (65mm) – Type3




1459-000 Suspension stop front upper (40mm) – Type3





As parts containers rolling in now almost on daily base we got a lot of nasty backorders solved.
Here a small selection of products that we have again  available …


2130-700 Carburetor rebuilt kit Solex 32/34 PDSI / left (Brosol)

2130-710 Carburetor rebuilt kit Solex 32/34 PDSI / right (Brosol)



2004-250 Distributor cap low (TQ)




0910-04 Accelerator cable extra long – Beetle 2715mm BBT




0915-01 Accelerator cable – Bus 08/67-10/68



0915-10 Accelerator cable – Bus 08/71-07/72


Enjoy the month of May!



Bay window door project; progress on the toolings..

Since a while now we work on the tooling to make bay window doors…

All tooling is cast now, imagine 26 big cast tooling to make only “two” doors!!

Most of the tooling been milled and are now trimmed, a meticulously job completely done by hand… craftsman ship mandatory!!

Some of the tooling is very recognizable….

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Do we start all over again?

The new mutation of Covid out of India was registered for the first time in Belgium yesterday.
India is really bad and will soon join the club of worst Covid countries with USA and Brasil, it seems like 1 out of 3 people has Covid in India now….

Three countries we rely heavy on for our supplies. BBT still buys a lot in USA, and we produce a lot in Brasil and India.
USA seems to get better, because the vaccination program rolled out well and every day there are many people more protected.

Vaccination is the cure… they say…. but the Indian studentd who came to Belgium and brought the Indian mutation of the virus had been vaccinated…. Hence the question…

Do we start all over again?



Products are rolling in at full force now, we manage to get containers and large shipments in weekly again out of all corners of the world.
This week was a nice match of come and go…

Some new products along the way….
Let’s start to present the very long expected early bay window cargo floor plates.

We have all models now, for left, right or double sliding doors, 4 models to choose from.
We work on all products just to have your restoration right and the early bay cargo floor was a blank in our program, not anymore….:)

Super high quality, exactly like original….. BBT guaranteed.

0891-761 Floor plate left – Bus 08/67-07/70



0891-762 Floor plate left, slidingdoor – Bus 08/67-07/70



0891-771 Floor plate right, slidingdoor – Bus 08/67-07/70



0891-772 Floor plate right – Bus 08/67-07/70



Type 4 lovers aware!

Type 4 engines are so much stronger built than regular Type 1 engines, you can make them fast and reliable. But they’re more expensive.
Less built with higher cost in materials means different price than just regular beetle engines…. Let’s try to change this…:)

We don’t let this market down, and plan to bring more Type 4 parts on our shelves.
This week we got a first load of Type 4 2.0 liter cranks and rods in.

Cranks are state of the art 71mm stroke made from 4340 Chrome Moly.
Perfect replacement for your tired, broken or worn out original…..

1600-420 Crankshaft with counterweight 71mm, Type4 2000cc – 4340 Chromium Molybdenum


We got our first load of Type 4 rods as well.
Forged 2.0 liter rods exactly like original.

These will replace your broken, bent or worn out rods with a glance…
Sold in set of 4.

 1603-420 Stock rods Type4 2000cc (4)




Sometimes small parts take a longer time to find a replacement, this switch was no exception.
Better expansive than not for sale. We will keep our eyes open for better solutions, but at least we have it available again and you can finish your car with it….:)

0636 Switch single -67


1626 Camschaft Engle W 110

1629-22 Camschaft Engle FK 8


0520-101 Handle on dashboard, grey


1095-603 Heaterhose engine-chassis (60/60 x 356mm) Left




For this issue we have a selection of interesting parts we want to bring to your attention.
First one is the replica of the 1950’s 4 tip Abarth exhaust for the type 1 – 1200cc motor, a must have for anyone who’s looking to create the old speed look.

We used to make these stainless steel Abarth style exhaust ourselves in Belgium.
After we decided fabricating exhaust which was not really our mission in VW wonderland we gave up production as competition became too harsh.

This is the last couple of real BBT Abarth style we still stock, you have the opportunity to buy now and own a last part of BBT exhaust legacy.
The legend is coming alive while parts are still available….:)

1053-11 – Abarth exhaust, stainless steel –  Type 1 motor – 1200cc



Next up are the BBT bare bumpers for the split window beetles (with the grooves).
We proudly produce these bumpers  in Germany. A real BBT product.

A great quality item in bare metal si you can finish off in whatever colour you want..

We have a selection of early Front or Rear bumpers, grooved, non-grooved, chrome and stainless steel.
Type in Bumper on our webshop to see the various options.

0007-1 Bumper, Front, (split) with groove, bare – Beetle -09/52
0008-1 – Bumper, Rear, (split) with groove, bare – Beetle -09/52




The last shout out for this week goes to the blank drums for post 8/67 beetles.
These are an ideal solution if you want to fit wheels with a different PCD and don’t wish to fit adapters.
Great quality drums sold each.

1280-999 – Brake drum front, blank – Beetle 08/67-



And remember, if you can’t find what you’re looking for or need a particular part you can call us on +32 (0)3 633 22 22 or email

BBT News team wishes you a very happy spring weekend…