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Travel report; more factories, more production, more convential technology in Brazil.

Day n°2 in Brasil … We set our trip further… today a hardware manufacturer, a stamping plant (where we were not allowed to take pictures sorry for that) and  the Wolff bumper factory.

First the hardware factory… in Brazil most of the factories still work conventional as labor cost still allow… all the parts on our beetles been made conventional back in the day… PLC and CNC only came after VW seized Beetle production…

2016-03-03 14.49.08 This company is no we see the forging of the rear axle nuts, nut just made on a lathe, or a mill, but really forged like it should, with this type of manufacturing BBT parts makes the difference!

2016-03-03 14.51.47 This is the forging machine for axle nuts, pretty impressive uh?

2016-03-03 14.55.44 The forging department… they produce valve adjusting screws, pins for fuel pump etc etc all that need to be forged, hardened or tempered… exactly the same way like VW used to make back in the day… even hardware is important for us!

2016-03-03 14.56.47The “Fusca” from the boss of the plant , believe me or not…

2016-03-03 14.56.54All kind of lathes to make all kind of hardware, nice view uh?

2016-03-03 14.59.58 Rolling the tread on a valve adjusting screw… a little experience to operate the machine was really necessary, man that went fast!

2016-03-03 15.07.17Up to the next… did i tell you traffic in Sao Paolo is a mess?

2016-03-03 16.09.01Welcome to BBT Brazil nerve center… BBT Ricardo in “our” office…:)  BBT run two offices in Brazil…

2016-03-03 19.19.12and it rained again “cats and dogs”…  swimming pool, palm trees, bikinis and cocktails? i don’t think so…:)

2016-03-03 20.37.49 This is Wolff, a plant where they make bumpers, a lot of bumpers if you can see well the size of the building…

2016-03-03 20.58.46This steel becomes bumpers anytime soon!

2016-03-03 20.59.46 now it get into dimension…

2016-03-03 21.02.50One of the deep throat pressings, pressing bumpers is kind a special procedure… deep throat pressing is a passion here, like VW’s are passion for us…

2016-03-03 21.04.36The final “rolling” after pressing to take the stress out of the metal..

2016-03-03 21.06.08 tooling for VW bumpers..

2016-03-03 21.07.44 a mixture of product, half product, tooling materials machines… wowh! almost art to me!

2016-03-03 21.12.59 another way of working is the vacuum procedure, here been plastic bumpers made in low volumes… plastic bumpers, that’s NOT for us…:)

2016-03-03 21.34.34 Alain in the warehouse where thousands and thousands of bumpers been stocked… Wollf sells no less like  4000 beetle bumpers and 1500 bus bumpers a MONTH! Quiet a very impressive operation…

2016-03-03 21.48.46 2016-03-03 21.50.08 Bird view of metal bumper production..

2016-03-03 22.09.15And these are two injection machines, the green one push 2000tons! The white one in the back 1200 tons, jawadde!  Every one of this machines “spit” out a bumper every 2,5 minutes! Plastic bumpers for modern cars only…:)

2016-03-03 22.09.42 after a days work man deserves a good meal… welcome to Brazil, the country of MEAT!

2016-03-04 02.16.28stay tuned for more… we have a lot of visits to take care for!

What did Bob today? Hard work in California… Moving Porsche 356 parts lot!

We bought (and sold) a complete 356 Porsche parts lot… and somebody had to work hard to load all and everything!

let’s start!

2015-10-14 19.50.51Every pallet we load give some more empty shelves…, this is all and exclusively 356 parts… imagine!

2015-10-14 23.05.45 2015-10-14 23.06.03 2015-10-15 02.32.21 2015-10-15 02.32.26 2015-10-15 02.33.12 we all loaded in full pallet boxes… 14 in total, sheet metal parts en body parts being prepared as loose items…..

2015-10-15 03.42.52 2015-10-15 03.43.01 job done, Toyota worked real hard…

2015-10-15 22.32.14 Linda, here in her field office, prepared packing lists and paperwork…. all had to be counted and weighted, and somebody had to write it all down!

2015-10-15 22.32.28 empty shelves are what we left…:)

2015-10-15 22.33.10 2015-10-15 22.33.14 some parts cars were included as well!

2015-10-15 22.33.24 2015-10-15 22.33.28 2015-10-15 22.33.38 2015-10-15 22.33.46 2015-10-15 22.33.53 2015-10-15 22.33.58 2015-10-15 22.34.10So all this will come to Europe, if you need any used 356 part, changes are LARGE its in this lot… we’re happily ready to direct You to the new owners who will receive this container somewhere in the beginning of December…

BBT Friday product update!

This week we like to take You along over some very handy BBT proud productions, and remind You we have those products ready for delivery out of our mighty BBT shelves…

0637-9 Batterycover mountingkit Type1 -09/52 / pair BBT

Aren’t they lovely???? they been used also in Split window beetles, Barndoor samba’s and Porsche 356 PreA to mount the radio in the dashboard…


0637-950 Batterycover Type1 10/52-08/55 BBT

Play safe… when your rear seats spring touch the poles on your battery You get an extremely nice firework You’re not exactly gonna like… these battery covers are exact copy of the original ones!


0637-960 Batterycover Type 2 03/55-07/67 BBT

And off course we make the same model for the Splitscreen bus , to finish of your bus like it should! Does your bus have one already?


0548-01 Stow away rack Ivory BBT
0548-02 Stow away rack Black BBT
0548-03 Stow away rack chrome BBT

These stow away racks are perfect for any model of Beetle Ghia or type 3…… thousands sold and still very popular, don’t miss out on yours!

Available in three colors.



0548-200 Cup holder Type2 03/55-07/67 Ivory BBT
0548-210 Cup holder Type2 03/55-07/67 Black BBT
0548-220 Cup holder Type2 03/55-07/67 chrome BBT

These Cupholders been especially designed by BBT for Split window buses (except Barndoors) an extreme cool add-on, and practical too! Dress up that split and give that Belgium Beer a place it belong, in a Belgian designed Beer holder! You only go for the best!




A new monthly load of OMC brake drums arrived and is ready for delivery!

BBT is the worlds distributor for top quality Brake drums from OMC Italy. All OMC aircooled lines are almost distributed by BBT and we have a very healthy and prosperous cooperation with the factory. But also with production quantities and product development.

IMG_4885In our eyes OMC is the best brand of aircoolded VW drums money can buy, many large brake companies also choose OMC to produce their brake drums for other brands, if good enough for the big players we think they’re definitely good enough for us! … 

We’re proud to follow the yellow factory boxes with OMC brand where possible. The fact we doubled turn over in this lines (from 6 to 12 pallets monthly) proves enough!

IMG_4887Also interest in OMC brake drums for your beloved VW?  Contact us today for a BBT dealer near you…. we do sell them almost worldwide!