Product update

Friday Product Update

Ain’t summer time beautiful! Welcome to the summer, the summer of BBT, with every week plenty of new products! And this week being not an exception!

Let’s start with early Bay (T2a) splash pans. The splash pan is the metal plate between your rear bumper and the body of your bus, on every corner left and right, starting from the bumper bracket going all the way to the edge. It keeps mud, water and dust, thrown up behind your rear wheels, from splashing between your bumper upwards. When no splash pans have been installed, this makes your body dirty and tail lights invisible.

If your bus doesn’t have splash pans, then they’re missing. Every early bay window bus left the factory with splash pans!

Many times they’re missing because it’s easier to mount a bumper without, or, simply, they are rusted out and thrown away…

We, @ BBT, have now a perfect replacement splash pan, ready to mount! Nicely made for a correct fit! Sold by the pair, and fits all early bay windows till 07/71, NOT the zwitter T2ab bus, they’re different.

For Split window buses we have them already longer time under BBT ref 0077-010.

0077-020 Bumper splash pans – Bus 08/67-07/71 (pair)


How long that’ve we ‘ve been looking for this part is unknown, but the fact is, it reliefs a lot of frustration now it’s available… our box with used locks is still full, but all with broken, rusted through or missing springs. Yes you have read that right, these springs rust, and not a little bit!

Most people maybe never have seen this lock, but it’s the lock that keeps your sliding door locked in the open position. It’s on the body right behind your door under the bulge cover that hides your center sliding rail… The locks mainly don’t go wrong, but the springs do, now we offer you the perfect solution!  A brand new spring to replace that old scruffy, or the missing one…

7570-004 Spring sliding door lock mechanism rear – Bus 08/67-07/79


Early Split window buses had a support for the front bench  seat… if yours is missing or rusted out or damaged all the way around this is the perfect replacement and will give back that original feeling, and most importantly will hold your seat bench as it should!

0890-148 Support back rest bench seat – Bus 03/55-07/62


9522 BRM wheel, aluminium/grey, 15 x 5, 4 lug (4×130), ET +15

130.50 euro excl.


9527 BRM wheel, aluminium/metal, 17 x 7, 5 lug (5×100), ET +40

247.50 euro excl.


The BBT FPU team wish you a splendid weekend!

Friday Product Update

This week we had a MASSIVE load sheet metal in, with again many new items… some items  were even sold out before arrival! But here are some very interesting new products in top quality, easy comparable with NOS or in many cases slightly better!!

Let’s start with our top quality headlight bowls, fitting all beetles from 1958 till 1967. These headlight bowls got the correct dimples in the back and fit like it should. The lip to hook up the headlight ring is in the right place and the complete pressing is exactly like original. They have been stamped on brand new cast tooling like all of our sheet metal! Exactly like Volkswagen did, when they made our cars new! A way better as the economy version we’ve been selling till now… state of the art, are you ready for yours?

Early style and two different bus model head light bowls are in the pipeline too!

0180-300 Headlight bowl L/R – Beetle 58-67 TQ


From our casting department we got finally (after two years of development) the door hinges for your splittie bus!

All 4 models available, upper left and right, and lower left and right… We made those in our run to get the complete doors finished later this year. They’re an exact copy of the original in a quality to die for!

Ready & available from our shelves.

0156-700 Door hinge upper left Bus -07/67

0156-710 Door hinge upper right Bus -07/67

0156-720 Door hinge lower left Bus -07/67

0156-730 Door hinge lower right Bus -07/67

Our casting plant also finished the latch catches for the pick-up side gates… single cab and double cab, split and bay window, they fit all and all years…

We have now all different latch catches in stock  and they’ve all been made to exact original models with a very wide test procedure… exactly again as original with an original fit and finish!!

We’ve also made these latch catches  in the run for the complete side gates, we’re working on, but these are already available, side gates are in the pipeline and coming in the near future …. to be continued!

0168-003 Latch catch front left/right pick-up – Bus -07/79

0168-013 Latch catch rear left/right pick-up – Bus -07/79

We’ve  completed our program engine lids with two more engine lid models. 58-63 and 64-66 models are available now next to our BBT 0157-460 which will fit 67-71 buses… and we continue development too to bring you one day the complete line…

We choose to weld the bracket for the support in the right place ourselves, not like other manufacturers who sell you the bracket loose along.

Our engine lids are finished like it should and ready to mount. They come in our renown weld-through primer, because we like the quality so much even when it’s just for storage.

Another proud BBT line of products!

0157-420 Engine lid – Bus 05/58-12/63 TQ

0157-430 Engine lid – Bus 12/63-08/66 TQ



Back in stock now… we produced ourselves the valve guides for your 25 and 30Hp engines (that’s 36Hp SAE for our American friends) they’re all the same in and out… and we’re happy we can deliver you now a top-notch product!

Made in Germany with latest technology they look and feel the whole deal, perfect fit and finish! !

1738 Valve guide 25/30 HP (1pc) BBT



BBT’s FPU team wishes you a very cool weekend… BBT Pascal, Frederik and Bob are on their way to Switzerland in a couple of cool BBT rides testing out a bunch of BBT products…and I’m sure Bob will give us something to follow on this blog over the weekend! Stay tuned…  and happy travels!

Friday Product Update

Wowh what a week!! We received so many goods that we’re having the best infill rate since ever!! and more to come!!

We have also some long time back orders solved and some exciting new products added to our ever-growing stocks of fine products for your beloved Volkswagen!!

Welcome to our Friday product Update…

At first we can bring You the good news we have brand new door panels in stock now for the front doors of your Bay Window, high quality made by our house supplier TMI they’re guaranteed to fit!

Trow out that old rubbish doorcards and replace with this brand new quality part for loads of joy and total satisfaction!! Sold by the pair.

This door panels been mounted with our clips 0409-550 and rubber seal 0405-550, this hardware is specific for Bay window buses ONLY! as the mounting holes in the doors are only 6mm and so different size as other Volkswagen models.

0552-500 Doorpanels Bus – 08/67-07/79 black (front)

Classic Volkswagen mainly have a steel oil filler cap, Beetles, early buses, bay windows with upright engines and so on… but Volkswagens with Type 4 ,engines, wasserboxers and later Diesels have a plastic oil filler cap. We have now this oil seal for those plastic caps, and it will fit most plastic oil filler caps of the entire VAG group! a Very universal product on a hell of a price! Get yours now!

The gasket for the steel oil filler cap You can find under BBT ref 1847-250

1847-550 Oil cap seal (plastic cap)



Finally we have solved the problem of our fuel pump flanges! We helped out the OE supplier to get his toolings right and get the centerline of the axe guide straight! Lot of testing and samples, but now after exactly one year after our last supply we do have got our new and well working updated version back in stock!

Ready on our shelves for delivery!!

1690 Fuel pump flange 12/13/1600cc + 1.9 Waterboxer


We also got our new production of early Emergency brake boots for the early cars… this nice E brake booth fits all E brakes from August 1955 till July 1964 and is back in stock and ready for delivery now…

E brake booth -7/55 You can find under our ref nr 0707

E brake booth 08/64- You can find under our ref 0708

Same time we like to mention we have the “Split and Zwitter” E brake booth in development, this only goes on 1952 and 1953 cars, we hope to finish by the end of the year.

0707-500 Emergency brake boot Type 1 08/55-07/64 black

Our chroming plant finally finished the chrome on our OE Hubcaps for the early cars (-07/64) We buy these hubcaps under license of Volkswagen original and let chrome in our (EU) chroming plant for top quality finish. Our customers love them and we have found our hubcaps on worlds most renown restorations! These hubcaps we’re proud to call “ours”. BBT Quality approved guaranteed!

Bare hubcaps -7/64 You can find under our ref 2501-01

2501-02 Hubcap Genuine – chrome – BBT

Mounting a modern radio in a classic Volkswagen can be a real challenge. Years ago some companies sticked the heads together and the result was this piece of fiberglass that fits perfectly behind your glove box door and can hold any modern radio device! Out of sight when you close the glove box door and still easy to access when necessary. A cool little accessory that add real value and finish to your car!

Back in stock now and ready for delivery!

0516-7 Glove box for radio Beetle – 08/68-

Fancy a big engine in your beloved classic? Thinking of a Type 4 engine conversion? Type 4 engines are strong as hell with their all aluminum engine case and their larger engine displacements. Easy and reliable horse power… to finish all like it should You need a Porsche style cooling system what looks cool and fancy and give the necessary air to cool down, that heavy powerplant You have in mind. Imagine that this cooling system was developed to cool six cylinders in the Porsche 911. We sell the fan house for the Porsche for many years now, and we got a new delivery last week, so we have them back ready for delivery!

The mounting kit for the fan and the fan house for this conversion You can find under our ref 2166-500

The replacement oil filler/dipstick conversion for the Type 4 conversion You can find under our ref 2166-550

The Porsche style fan with generator you can find under our ref 2169

Type 1 Porsche fan conversion You can find under our ref 21602161-5002161-550

We like to mention that for a Type 4 engine conversion You will need machine work to the case to make the Porsche style fan to fit. We choose for this “low” style of conversion to make sure the engine lid of your beetle still close like it should. We can eventually offer the service for the machine work on special request, ask our sales people for help or assistance when problems occurs. 

2165 Fan house for Porsche cooling Type4


The base of a front seat in a bus is steel and the body too! This rubber buffers isolates the connection between the steel from the frame with the body to eliminate paint damage, scratching and scraping sounds. These buffers have been used on all models, panel van, window bus and pick ups. Get yours now and ensure yourself  that your seat is installed as it should be!

7485-060 Buffer under front seat Bus 08/60-07/62 (Hump bench seat) BBT production!!

7485 Front seat backrest stop Bus 08/62-07/67

7485-050 Buffer under 1/3 front seat Bus 08/62 – 07/74

7485-100 Buffer 2/3 frontseat bottom on passenger side for all Bus 08/62-07/74

Friday Product Update

Big news this week!!

Besides no less than THREE  40ft containers from all parts of the world, we received also a couple of real cool new products and a lot of inventory that will solve a lot of back orders! Check your status now!

Let’s start this FPU with a big kick off for the brand new and top class bus vent wings… these vent wings are a perfect (read at least as good as original ones) replacement for the side deflectors (or whatever you want to call them) on the side windows of your bay window, left or right, we have both sides !! Top quality production.

These vent wings will come WITHOUT the vent wing seal. This seal under BBT ref 7515, which is in a good quality as well, has to be bought separately.

Available from our stocks…. oh, and check our prices, they seem pretty competitive!

0517-930 Vent window assembly rear left Bus 08/67-07/79
0517-935 Vent window assembly rear right Bus 08/67-07/79

Next we have all perfect bushings to restore your pedal set like it should and make them work fine again. We all know that worn out pedals are a pain in neck and give you besides loads of frustration also a very dangerous situation… replace the bushings, assemble everything clean and nicely and your feet will love you more than ever when they can control precisely what they have to do.

We have made sets with bushings to fit most Volkswagen beetles as possible.

0276-300 Pedal bushing set – Beetle -07/57

0276-305 Pedal bushing set – Beetle 08/57-06/61

0276-310 Pedal bushing set – Beetle 07/61-07/79

For the very late Bay windows (T2b 1977-1979) we have now the carpets next to the seats available… they were still missing in our program, but now we have the complete line of rubber carpets around the front seats for all models Bay window…it’s so nice when you can make them look like they came from the factory! Order yours now!

0538-63 Wraps seat stand Bus 77-79

Loads of entries this week, it seems like customs kept everything in exam and finally released all at once… Goods in dept. was bursting whole week down, so we have a lot of zero stocks filled up again!  Here a small selection of parts that are again available  and which  have been absent for a while…

1368-300 Steering box – Bus 08/72-07/79

7533-000 Engine lid seal – Bus 08/67-07/71 – German

0699 6V -> 12V transformer

0550 Door panel set black – Beetle 08/66- (4pcs)

BBT wishes you all a very relaxed weekend, stay calm, relax, concentrate, breath deep and place huge orders at BBT… happy weekend!

Friday Product Update

Some companies talk, some companies do!! BBT invested and researched for a better head, at least equal or even better as an original VW head!

When we say that we try to avoid China reproduction only made for money we DO avoid Chinese quality where we can, here’s another proof of that with our ultimate, best of the best aftermarket head for your aircooled VW money can buy today!!

We learned a lot from all customers feedback on the previous Auto Linea head, we made our homework well! We brought our notes to the manufacturers drawing boards , and they made a complete new set of high quality tooling! With many communications and strict follow-up…

Once ready we tested several pre production units with amazing results! So now we sell them for a while without ANY complaint! Time to buy yours?

1720 New cylinder head, bare, dual port, Combustion chamber: 51ml (3.11 CI)

But we do more. We assemble the bare Auto Linea head with extreme high quality valves Made In Switzerland (yes that little country known for its immaculate top mechanical watch productions!) High quality valve springs, clips and retainers. We provide this assembly in Belgium for total quality control on labour and parts used!

1721 New cylinder head, dual port, complete, Combustion chamber: 51ml (3.11 CI)

Tell me what you didn’t like on those pictures!! What a head!! We’re so proud!!

Priced super competitive to sell!!

Buy from companies who love your Volkswagens and the quality parts they provide just like you do!! The owner of Auto Linea is a real Volkswagen aficionado… producing more Mercedes-Benz truck engine blocks as Mercedes-Benz themselves. In South America they can’t by no means be called a small company. The effort Mr Hübner made to bring us these new heads was immense, and with this we like to thank him so much for all the efforts he made for us and the whole VW community!!!

BBT is the proud main distributor for Auto Linea products for your Volkswagen for entire Europe, Asia and Australia, all inquiries we love to receive on

The BBT FPU team wishes you a wonderful weekend!