Product update

Friday Product Update

Happy New year from BBT’s Friday product team!!

Also in 2018 we will try to bring you every Friday news updates and product information for the ever-growing BBT product range…today we introduce two brand new and very interesting products, one for bus, and one for our beloved Karmann Ghia’s.

This needle bearing sits in your front axle housing and let turn your trailing arm smoothly and freely in your front axle housing… these are the outer needle bearings that will fit the front axles of your split window bus with the “big” trailing arms build from the 1964 model year (starting at the 1st of August from the 1963 year of production) all the way up till the end of the split window bus production. Sold each.

1396-350 Needle bearing front axle – Bus 07/63-07/67

Last year we had a lot of problems with the door lock catch for the Karmann Ghia build before end of July 1963. Originally they came in plastic and they had the intention to break real fast, especially as so many door hinges on Ghia’s have little play and don’t align very well with locking mechanism. We decided to team up with a German CNC manufacturer and designed this door lock catch in aluminum to the highest tolerances. Aluminum has the characteristic it will not break off course. Same time we redesigned we could easily make one piece fitting for left as well right side, what made us to rename all under the BBT part 0438-750 and we could  de lete BBT ref 0438-751. BBT ref 0438-750 will fit left as right as one unique part. We finished the part in anodised black for proper looking to match originals. Sold each.

0438-750 Lock catch KG 08/55-07/63 left/right BBT

The BBT FPU team wish You all a real nice weekend, relax and rewind for a new exiting week and year to come!

Friday Product Update

Ready for Christmas and holidays?

We, @ BBT, keep on working on new products and this week we like to introduce following;

For You 1303 or “SuperBeetle” we made the “dummy switch”, the blanks to fill up the holes in your dash, perfect fit and finish, exactly like original. Perfect fit with good tension so definitely no rattle or noise You don’t need…. replace that old scruffy one now, fill up that empty holes or switch that misabused one…

2670-515 Dummy switch cover in dash – Superbeetle, Bus 04/79-07/92

We have following also in our BBT program available for your 1303 dashboard…

2670-500 Shift pattern in dash Superbeetle 08/72-

2670-505 Rectangular strip in dash Superbeetle 08/72-

2670-510 Screw cover in dash Superbeetle 08/72- 


When two metal parts are running over each other, you will always have some metal microparts (metal filings) coming loose. In transmissions, it’s that little left over filings that get absorbed in the oil… Well, this magnetic drain plug will get those micro-metal parts out of your oil and hold onto it for you until your next oil change! I don’t think we have to tell you this is in direct line with the life span of your transmission? Prolong life of your tranny for very little cost!!

1493-030 Gearbox oildrainplug magnetic

Early bay windows or T2a as we call them in Europe have a different front engine tin as beetles and early buses. Front engine tin is between  engine and transmission. To make your engine airtight against your firewall. BBT has this special tin now available and is happy to distribute! We have two models, for in fan shroud oil coolers (single port engines) and for Dog house oil cooler systems (dual port engines).

Order yours now…

2250-180 Front engine tinware singleport – Bus 08/67-07/70 (1600cc)


2250-190 Front engine tinware dual port – Bus 08/70-07/71 (1600cc)

BBT FPU wish you a very relax weekend!!

Stay calm, relax and dream about Volkswagens, after that contact us and we make your dreams come trough…:)

The future of sheetmetal packaging for your Volkswagen.

BBT and our suppliers will set a new standard in sheetmetal packaging.

All of our sheetmetal we make will be packed individual nicely in its own box, very easy to ship and way better to avoid damage and scratches…

Welcome in our VW world we try to make better… every day….

This is how our sheet metal delivery looks… right now! and we will continu to make it better! Forget the flimsy repair panels from back in the day we’re working on real deep throat stamped restoration sheet metal… no mickey mouse or scooby do…. but only the real stuff, like VW used to supply… but unfortunately isn’t able to do anymore….




Friday Product Update; Loads of New sheetmetal for your splittie bus!!

Brand new in our program, after the full roof clip for your split window bus this week the Front part only arrived! Collison or rot? but not on the full roof? only in the front? this might bring you the perfect solution!

0890-820 Roof repair panel front – Bus 03/55-07/67


The Bulkheads came in!! yihaa! Testfitted in our own workshop this is crazy cool part and we do know that many buses waiting on this part!!! But careful! This is the early model  goes from post barndoor till July 1962 (VIN 971549) we call this model the half-moon bulkhead, and if you look to the pictures You can see why… the later model (Aug 1963 till July 1967) will be developed if this panel is a good seller. But we didn’t start development yet, so no reason to ask please.

This early model “Half Moon” Bulkhead is available right now from our stocks… get your supplies now!

0890-795 Bulkhead – Bus 08/55-07/63

Quality test and fit was done in BBT workshop, this is a panel that fits! Quality has no compromise!!

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Good news for our customers driving on the other side of the road like we do….. the early cab floor for the early post barndoor splitwindow bus is now available… High quality pressed on cast toolings, this is easily comparable with Original panel Volkswagen welded in your bus on the assembly line back in the day!!

Quality first… forget all other trash on the market, this is the way to go if you want to make a nice bus!

0890-134-1 Front floor pan – Bus 03/55-07/58 RHD

And last but not least this week…

Bay window bus vent wings

The market was screaming for years for good vent wings, used items in good condition been raised to stratospheric levels and been paid for lately what an entire bus costed a mere 15 years ago. Vent wings are victim of the rust devil and we’re aware many years the market was ready for a serious replacement part.

Therefor BBT stepped up and start producing a complete new assembly and a perfect replacement part, no substitutes with aluminum and such, but the real deal, a vent wing exactly like original, but new…. Brand new and exactly like original, the real deal.

Did we know how many separate parts been involved to produce this vents wings… its almost incredible for a part that looks so easy…. But actually is a very complicated part to make and assemble. Besides all different components to produce it needs 24! riveting jobs (exactly like original) it needs 110 minutes assembly time in total for each frame, and the outer frame needs no less than 2 different laser operations. All in all very complicated and very intensive to produce. Our manufacturer did a great job and we’re very proud to the results!

Over four years in development, the final product is awesome! A perfect vent wing as was meant to be, and 100% like original! Our idea’s gives new dimensions to our humble VW bus world!

Let the air flow, let the wind blow, open these new vent wings and enjoy the fresh air in your bus!

vent wing baywindow_resized


0517-920 Vent window assembly left Bus 08/67-07/79


0517-925 Vent window assembly right Bus 08/67-07/79


Moving slowly but steady forward… BBT still has 100’s of products in development! Every time one or more new products arrive and hit our shelves feels like your kid is coming home!

BBT… where quality has NOT a substitute!

BBT’s FPU team wish you all a very happy and relax (VW) weekend….

Friday product update

We received quiet a bit old backorders back in stock, let me share with you some inner product secrets!

first we have the split window bus molding… tired of our old never supplying supplier, we searched new supplies, and  we came to a better solution!! Plse read all about it!

After we were not satisfied with the fit of the previous sets, we now have a set that fits perfectly.
There is now also only 1 set that can be used for all split buses (not single or double cabin!)

These aluminium decorative frame sets are the well-known Deluxe (Samba) frames of polished aluminium.
The set comes with jacks and washers but excluding the rubber strip (available separately: BBT 7499-1,…)

In the case of a bus with a narrow tailgate, the corresponding trim should be shortened and in the case of a wide tailgate the long frames should be shortened.
This is easy to do with a fine iron saw.
If possible,  a test fit and adjustment (cut to length etc)  is always better to do BEFORE paint, to prevent your fresh paint from damage…

The sill trims are sold separately. (BBT 0404-34)

0404-30 Delux trim set – Bus -7/67 Right-doors


We also got fresh supply from our Splash pan seals. prevent your splash pans from squeaking and rattling, and keep the water under your bumpers!

0077-05 Splashpan seals rear T2 59- (pair)

Finally we found also a solution for our T bars, previous manufacturer became to slow to follow BBT demand, so we found a new solution and have the T bars back in stock now!

0001 T-Bars, chrome 1200 -07/73 1300 -07/67

1318 Shockabsorber front/rear Type 1 50-52

BBT’s FPU team wish you a good weekend…