Product update

BBT News

Very welcome to our weekly BBT Newsletter. This week we present a couple of real cool new products, proudly & privately produced for BBT. And this is just the start in the upcoming weeks, we’ll have several private productions that finally make the scene. Very exciting. With quality as the driving force, we’re happy we can glue a real good price to it!

It all just started when we needed one of those and couldn’t find one! The market was dry, nobody seemed to care because they “hardly broke”….that’s pushing a wrong button to us, we searched high and low till we scored two NOS ones with their brackets and had them sent off to our gear mount manufacturer right away. You can see the result below, a perfect reproduction from the early Bay window (T2a) nose transmission mount and its proper bracket.

Because we wanted it exactly like the original, we’ve  made a study on the rubber composition of the original one. With those data we could make the rubber composition very very close to the original (actually slightly better because of technology) we’re very happy with the general outcome and can guarantee this as any other BBT produced product.

1489-740 Transmission mount – Bus 08/67-07/71

1489-745 Transmission mount bracket – Bus 08/67-07/71

Really necessary when you mount your sunroof is to use this little spring plate to keep your cables on track. Made from spring steel like it should, this little piece is so important and does its job perfectly!

Now available from our stocks.

0391-261 Sunroof spring plate guide rail central – Beetle 08/63-, Bus 08/67-07/79, type3

We presented our new family of front hub grease caps earlier this week on our blog, but repeat them with pleasure! Real nice and 100% as original, initial sales numbers are showing this product is really well accepted on the market. Another part we do not have to worry about any longer… All available from our stocks.

See HERE the initial launch for these products.

1357-500 Grease cap spindle left- Bus -07/63 BBT
1357-510 Grease cap spindle right – Bus -07/63 BBT

1358-500 Grease cap spindle left – Bus 08/63-07/70 BBT
1358-510 Grease cap spindle right – Bus 08/63-07/70 BBT

1359-500 Grease cap spindle left – Bus 08/70-07/79 BBT
1359-510 Grease cap spindle right – Bus 08/70-07/79 BBT

1363-500 Grease cap spindle left – Beetle/KG -07/65 BBT
1363-510 Grease cap spindle right – Beetle/KG -07/65 BBT

1364-500 Grease cap spindle left – Beetle/KG 08/65- BBT
1364-510 Grease cap spindle right – Beetle/KG 08/65- BBT




0386-510 Screwset for side tension strip Type 2

€ 20.00/set (Excl.)

That’s it for this week and we’re already very exited what will come in the upcoming weeks! Stay tuned!

We like to thank you for your attention and wish you all a really good and relaxing weekend, hopefully with some VW fun…

Breaking News! Product info… BBT’s proud produced front hub Grease Caps are available now!

We,@ BBT, are bored with the kind of front hub grease caps that were  available for a long time. To be honest we hardly used the existing aftermarket on our own cars. Instead we preferred NOS or used ones. We thought it was about time to make our owns and we fully succeeded. We made them in the same material as original, with the  same material thickness and in the same size, the same look and  the same finishing. Simple and perfect exactly like Volkswagen did so many years ago.

We tested a LOT of samples during production set up, made DHL and FedEx the first companies to make a few bucks on these by flying them back and forth to the factory every time with necessary remarks. But we kept up and thanks to the everlasting input from manufacturer and our BBT team, we succeeded and are able to offer another top-notch quality product equal to the original. All to keep our beloved Volkswagens on the road, because that’s our main concern!

Finally we have the good front hub grease cap again available for most popular Classic Volkswagens. Order yours now!


1357-500 Greasecap spindle left- Bus -07/63 BBT
1357-510 Greasecap spindle right – Bus -07/63 BBT



1358-500 Greasecap spindle left – Bus 08/63-07/70 BBT
1358-510 Greasecap spindle right – Bus 08/63-07/70 BBT



1359-500 Greasecap spindle left – Bus 08/70-07/79 BBT
1359-510 Greasecap spindle right – Bus 08/70-07/79 BBT



1363-500 Greasecap spindle left – Beetle/KG -07/65 BBT
1363-510 Greasecap spindle right – Beetle/KG -07/65 BBT



1364-500 Greasecap spindle left – Beetle/KG 08/65- BBT
1364-510 Greasecap spindle right – Beetle/KG 08/65- BBT


BBT News

Welcome at BBT News this week.

Bathing in a cool autumn sun, Belgium was quiet this week, until our “IRS” unfolded a real big fraud investigation in the Belgian soccer world. Loads of simultaneous house searches, impound tons of paperwork and some trainers, referees and brokers arrested… nothing is what it seems to be, so we’re really happy we’re not a part of the soccer world and stay cosy in our “clean” Volkswagen world…:)

This week some cool new products and a Back in stock worth mentioning after a longer than normal time of unavailability.

In our Bus metal silver weld through sheet metal program, two new items arrived this week. The rear outriggers for buses up to 1959. This is the rather weird-looking “double” outrigger right before the rear suspension. Now available from our stocks.

0890-62L Chassis outrigger rear left – Bus -12/59 TQ

0890-62R Chassis outrigger rear right – Bus -12/59 TQ

For the split window beetle lovers we have the light and wiper switch knobs from the dashpods available now in either ivory or black color. Many times broken because of age these are perfect replacements! Sold by the pair and readily available from our stocks.

0636-930 Light switch button bakelite ivory – Beetle -09/52 pair

0636-935 Light switch button bakelite black – Beetle -09/52 pair


The bumper horns for our stainless bumpers 0007-3 and 0008-3 came back in stock this week. The perfect fit to dress your car in that ubercool European look.

0009-2 Bumperguard stainless steel chromed – Beetle -07/67 European model BBT





1394 Sway bar front lowered Type1 -64  € 72.00


0524-910 Vintage Speed universal doorpulls  € 22.50/pair



The BBT news team wishes all our readers a very relaxing weekend, it’s time to vote in Belgium this weekend and we will have soon new local politicians, who will make our new local laws, ah, can’t wait on that!

BBT News

This week in our weekly news update we have some new products and also some products which we have for a longer time in our range and  that arrived back in stock after being sold out for a while…

Let’s start with these fine seat covers for bus ; a nice addition in our total line of seat covers…

3165-506 Front seat covers beige walkthrough – Bus 08/67-07/72 basket weave – (horizontal seams)


Also available: 3165-501 Front seat covers beige walkthrough – Bus 08/67-07/72 basket weave – vertical seams



Due to of larger demand we also stock the correct Castrol GTX oil (grade 15-W40) for your T25/T3 Vanagon.

This oil is the perfect choice for all aircooled Type 4 engines in T2 and T25/T3 with hydraulic lifters including the WBX engines.

This oil also suits perfectly on all watercooled diesel T25/T3 Vanagon engines.

We supply the hydraulic lifters themselves under our BBT ref 1634-100.


8510-002 Castrol protect oil 15W40 (1 Liter) for hydraulic lifter engines. 

After our supplier broke the tooling of these necessary clips, we found these high quality clips for immediate delivery…

Available from our shelves, order yours now.

Beware of other poor quality on the market!

0369 Retaining clip for #0351

The early “four finger” front valence came back in stock ready for immediate delivery!

0127-100 Four finger front valance – Beetle -07/60 Auto Craft

The BBT NEWS team wishes you a relaxing weekend!

Friday Product Update

Welcome to our weekly newsletter… BBT News… soon the new name for our weekly Friday product update !

Being busy is good and we received a lot of new items and filled our stocks with existing items… we’re ready for a real exciting fall!

For the T25/T3 Vanagon with Diesel engines we have now a brand new oil sump. The oil sumps from te diesel models are not made of steel, which make them rather fragile. The reason they’ve been made from a softer material is for a better cooling of course.

Many times the oil sump is rather cracked in places or the drain plug gallery is all worn out. Our new pans solve both of these problems!

We strongly advise to tighten the oil drain plug to torque as the manual prescribe. This in order to maximize the life spam of your oil sump.

Our oil sump is also needed when you decide to upgrade your T25/T3 vanagon to a later engine conversion out of another model from the Volkswagen range (like the very popular TDI versions) this because the engine in the back of the bus is mounted under a certain angle.

1859-100 Oil sump – Bus 01/81-07/92 Diesel / Turbodiesel

We have the alternator for your Type 4 engine ready from the shelves now. Seems to work all fine and survived our rather rough test program. Finally a good solution for your charging program at a real good price.

1964-200 Alternator 55Amp T4 motor -07/79

Our sheet metal range keeps on expanding. Now we have the brace under the dashboard readily available. Shall the dashboard be next???? Stay tuned!

0890-181 Crossmember under dashboard – Bus 03/55-07/67 LHD

Also the lower inner front panel is available now and ready in our shelves for direct delivery.

Perfect fit as all of OUR silver weld through primer sheet metal. Beware for cheap imitation!

Only BBT certifies the quality!

0890-975 Inner frontpanel – Bus -07/67

Because of popular demand we brought back these lowered spindles for late bay window bus (or to convert earlier buses)

One piece forged for the perfect job.

With the right parts, you can use these on earlier buses too and get your bus converted for disc brakes at once… For split window buses you will need a 68-69 front axle and trailing arms, for early bay they’re pug and play. Of course all further necessary disc brake parts are available all from your favourite BBT dealer.

1384-500 Lowered spindles disc brakes – Bus 08/72-07/79

The BBT News team wishes you a wonderful and relaxing weekend…. sweet VW dreams!