Newsletter April 2012
Our favorite season has arrived, fresh green colors in most parts of the Northern hemisphere transform nature and parks in pieces of art. The blooming of nature each time after the Winter is a spectacle by no means to be sneezed at. It brings hope and you notice it immediately on people. In the streets, in shops, just around you, in your favorite club or even at work. When you are honest with yourselves you see it even in your mirror, yes we too are changing when new fresh green leafs are blooming. The young animal awakes in us, each springtime again, as a playful foal in the meadow, and that’s good for sure!
Will the economy also revive happy as a young foal in the meadow ? I’m afraid that I can’t show the same optimism. We’re floating away economically. That’s logical, the Western economy is based on the fact that profits go to the rich and debts to the State. When Forbes announced at the beginning of March the top of Dollar multimillionaires , it strikes me how much richer the wealthy citizens of our planet have become, most of them have just doubled their capital in a couple of years. It’s not their fault of course, they’ve previously laid the foundation for it, it’s just owing to the system. On the other hand poverty is expanding too.
This uncertainty appears to bring along a huge potential for our sector. Inflation is high, the ECB is stamping a great deal of money in order that the monetary crisis will not turn out into a great depression. Apparently black Thursday and the depression of the Thirties are still in our mind. Consequently a massive inflation can’t be turned away. Nowadays money on the bank costs more than it yields . In other words interest rates are lower that the inflation. Many people wish therefore to invest their money in something concrete and let our oldtimers just be the hit of these new technologies. Prices of top cars are rising to unknown heights throughout the world. When the top of the mountain is rising, the base will inevitably become wider and just right there we are with our Volkswagen story at the flank of the economical mountain. We all can only become better from it.
Being a wholesale company we are ready to assist our distributors. Our stock is bigger than ever and our logistics are sharp. We’re prepared for the new season and we’re looking forward to work at full speed. Now we’ve got used to our new infrastructure we can pick quicker, pack better, deliver more, we’re just ready to encounter this beautiful season together with our customers.
My Spring greetings are to wish you all, customers, suppliers, friends and sympathizers that all your dreams come true, happy as a foal in the meadow and if possible even a bit more….
No longer available
- # 0012-5 Bumper 75- front (USA)
- # 0013-5 Bumper 75- rear (USA)
- # 2533 Centercap sticker Empi (4)
- # 2533-1 Centercap sticker Empi GTV
- # 9505 F4 Chromol. lightened flywheel 200mm(5.5kg)
- # 9532-100 F4 Sprintstar centercap
- # 0348 Rear Window louvres Type 1 53-57
Price modifications are indicated on the pricelist itself!
Clips to secure the guiding roll support spring (#0438-280) for correct assembly of the engine lid support spring was still missing in our range. From now on available each from stock.
Side doors of -07/67 buses are designed as such that they can be completely opened without problems. Therefore there is a maximal access to the rear passengers and/or cargo part. In order to avoid damage to the body when doors open wide, VW has created a door check by means of a textile strap which is fixed at the underside of the side doors. These straps are made of textile and due to age they are often torn. From now on we can deliver them both, versions differing in length, each from stock.
Many owners of Karmann Ghia can confirm that the body hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the same rigidity as the VW Beetle. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why a good locking of the doors is sometimes a quiet susceptible part with Karmann Ghia. Due to friction on the body, parts related to suspension and securing the doors can suffer a lot and also the lock catches donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t escape this wear and tear wastage. When traveling you will surely like that doors are kept locked and as lock catches are the principal part, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve decided to take this item for model -07/63 into our program. Lock catches are sold each and per side.
The distance between filler neck and fuel tank with Type 2 from model 08/71- is bridged by means of metallic parts and rubber hose. Due to influences of fuel and petrol vapors this rubber hose parts can get fragile, tear and leak. Leakage has to be avoided any way, as it has already caused fire in the engine compartment for several times in the past. From now on we can deliver this filler neck rubber hose, which connects to the fuel tank, each from stock.
This aluminum dashboard molding kit is already for quite some time for sale in our local shop in St.-Job-in-'t-Goor as an alternative for used dashboard moldings. In the meantime our stock of second-hand moldings has reduced a lot, which has made us decide to take this set now as a continuously available part in our program. The set contains 4 moldings and corresponding PVC clips and is designed for assembly on the dashboard without providing for petrol gauge.
These fuse boxes are a nice alternative for your torn or corroded item. The fuse box with 2 fuses can be found on Type 1 from 01/54-08/59, the one with 4 fuses is used on type 1 10/52-08/60 and the version foreseen with 6 fuses can be found on Type -01/54 and Type 2 -06/60. The fuse boxes are delivered with cover and screw inclusive and are foreseen of 8A fuses.
Type 2 -06/60111 937 031
This clip is a typical part which gets easily lost during restoration of your VW Beetle or Bus. The clip fixes the fuse box in the body. Due to its special design itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not an easy thing to find for sale, which can lead to some annoyance when finishing your project. From now on we can deliver them each from stock.
Courteous drivers make often use of the direction indicator switch and therefore this part is very subject to wear and needs to be replaced once in a while. The indicator switch that we are offering now is destined for assembly on Type 2 buses from 08/65-07/67 and has 9 wires. Delivered each.
This switch can be found on Type 1 Beetle 10/52-01/54 near the A-post just beneath the door catchers. The switch puts the interior light on when you open the doors. When they are old and corroded itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s possible that they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t give a good contact anymore. From now on we can deliver you this new exemplar each from stock.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s possible with this switch to put on the interior light manually. Originally it has been applied on Type 1 10/52-01/54, but it is perfectly possible to use this classic looking switch on other applications. Available each from stock.
This version of the interior light was already available under ref. #0687-20 in our range, however due to continuous problems with the quality of this item, our purchase department has been looking for a better alternative. #0687-210 and the corresponding lens #0687-215 are the perfect replacement for your old and damaged interior light. The holder as well as the lens are available each and separately.
KG 08/64-07/67151 947 111B
The interior light for Type 1 convertible and Karmann Ghia 08/64-07/67 is made of transparent PVC, in which is located a switch mechanism. This combination makes that the old lamp holder gets fragile and breaks when manipulated. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve now a nice reproduction available from stock to replace the damaged item. Sold each, bulb separately.
This indicator seal is located at the front side between the body and the indicator housing and seals these 2 parts to avoid damages to the paint. After many years these seals are generally hardened and need to be replaced. From now on we can deliver them each from stock.
These taillight seals are an extension of our wide range of taillight seals for Karmann Ghia and they are a perfect alternative to replace the -07/59 Karmann Ghia taillight seals. Available from now on per pair from stock.
Influences of UV rays come into sight after many years on many interior parts in our classic VW. Parts in PVC fade and harden. Damages due to manipulation or disassembly during repair canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be avoided, which requires availability of such replacing parts. The PVC coat hook used on Type 2 08/63-07/79 is such a part that we present now in a nice reproduction each from stock.
1303This floor plate with installed hump will help many Type 1 lover, who want to replace the floor of the body. In the past we already had these floor plates (# 0854-3 & 0855-3), though the hump (# 0882-L & 0882-R) werenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t delivered along with the floor plates and had to be ordered and assembled separately. Another option was the recycling and assembly of the old hump on the new floor plate, but this is certainly not the most efficient proceeding. From now on we can deliver the floor plate each and for each side from stock.
This inner center sill can be found on Type 2 buses at in the inside of the thresholds. Everybody knows that this part is the first of the body parts which can get damaged by corrosion. Now you can repair the damages without problems with these repair plate work. The inner sill is available each per side.
The rear jacking points for Type 2 buses are very susceptible to rust, because of their position underneath the car, where dirt, humidity and road salt can do their destructing job. Using the jacking point and placing the jack on the wrong place, can damage the jacking point and impede repair. BBT offers you now a good jacking point with body part from stock, so that you can replace it in a reliable way. Available each and for each side.
On Type 2a Deluxe buses there is a molding around the air inlet at the front, which gives a very nice luxurious finish. However this molding has often lost its gloss on many of these buses. A replacing exemplar can only solve this problem. From now on you can obtain this molding at BBT or one of its distributors in a polished aluminum version, which can be perfectly used to replace the old one or as surplus on standard buses.
Split window beetle drivers are no longer forced to customize when the accelerator cable is broken or damaged by corrosion. From now on we can offer a perfect fitting alternative from stock.
These handbrake cables are indeed a very important part in the brake section of our beloved car. They must be in mint condition for a proper functioning without sorrows. Infiltration of dirt, humidity and dust during a long standstill can cause corrosion and cables get stuck. These cables can be released sometimes with some skill and luck, though in reality damage is often so important that they have to be replaced after all. From now on we can deliver your these cables for pre-07/88 beetles foreseen of an hydraulic brake system and the applied rear axle shock absorber systems. Available each and per side from stock.
The cable that unlocks the Karmann Ghia front hood runs from model year 1968 in a PVC hosing through the front hood. This hosing prevents that the cable gets clamped or damaged, though when they are old the outer cable can harden. Consequently this protection can break and tear when manipulating. The adjustment of the front hood cable is no longer properly working and you canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t unlock the front hood anymore. We recommend to replace the damaged outer cable at the first signs of age by a new correctly fitting item. Available each from stock.
This king pin bushing can be found on Type 2 Split buses from 08/62- in the upper and lower pen lugs of the spindle nut. Due to heavy use and/or poor greasing these bushings can get damaged and need to be replaced by a new item. From now on we can deliver these bushings each new from stock. For the revision of the spindle nuts of 1 bushing your need 4 of them.
Suspension parts remain a sensitive part on Split buses, a regular control and professional repair when worn or defective is absolutely required if you want to enjoy trips without problems. Having this purpose in mind we have taken this king pin set for Type 1 model year 1963, ch 999 305 - 1 144 281 into our range. The set is delivered as repair of 1 complete shaft /2 sides.
These seals have the purpose to close the connection between the suspension arms and the front axle with Type 2 buses from 08/67-07/79, so that grease remains in the front axle and prevents that sand and humidity can enter into the front axle stock. This last fact can have very destructive consequences on the front axle bearing and suspension arms running surface. So itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s better to replace torn and hardened items immediately. We can deliver these seals per 4 pieces in original VW quality.
Type 1 and Type 2 front axles have a couple of lubrication points which can be lubricated by means of grease nipples. These grease nipples can get damaged due to corrosion or manipulation upon repair or restoration of the front beam suspension parts. From now on we can deliver you these M10 nipples in 3 different versions. We already had the M8 version of these grease nipples for lubrication of the front axle for quite some time in our range under # 1396-1. From now on these grease nipples are available separately from stock.
The shift part on Type 25 buses consists of a relatively complex unit of gear linkage, shift parts and boots, which should all be in good condition. On this condition only shifting gear can go smoothly and damage at the gear box will be prevented. #1409-560 is the boot that protects the rear gear linkage against dirt and humidity. #1409-600 is the gear shift joint on the gearbox. It is manipulated through an elbow gate. Due to frequent use this joint can wear off and turn out to play. This play will immediately provoke bad shifting. Both parts are available each from stock.
Since January 2011 we offer you the opportunity to buy cylinder heads for aircooled Type 4 engines to replace damaged items (# 1721-800/1721-810/1721-020/1721-030/1721-040/1721-050). You donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to replace the entire cylinder head, but revision can offer a solution. Valves, cones of valve, valve conductorsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ we can deliver them all from stock, but until now we hadnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the valve springs for sale, which is also a part very susceptible to use. We can deliver them from now on each from stock for all aircooled type 4 engines.
Type 2 -07/79111 115 487
The oil cap seal is originally made from cork, though the cap will harden and crumble after many years. The sealing function will consequently be reduced and the risk that small parts of the cork will get into the motor oil is quite considerable. We can deliver you from now on a correct fitting and oil resistant seal each from stock.
The pulley belt for 25 HP engines have a different measure than those used nowadays. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why it isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t easy to find replacing or spare parts for this belt. For many years the correct measure was for for sale in our shop only, but due to an irregular availability it wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t possible to take it into our program. Fortunately things have changed and now you can replace the used or torn belt by a new item. Available each.
You can find a metallic hose on 25 & 30 H.P. engines equipped with a 25PCI carburetor between carburetor and vacuum unit, which has been replaced by a flexible rubber hose on later models. This hose can get obstructed or damaged by handling after many years and needs to be replaced. We offer you now a substitute from stock.
Type 14 08/65-07/66211 129 627
This sleeve takes care on Type 2 08/63-07/67 and Karmann Ghia 08/65-07/66 of the connection between air cleaner and carburetor, so that only filtered air can get into the combustion components. Temperature fluctuation and corrosion by oil and petrol vapors can render the sleeve fragile and porous. It gets damaged and there is no longer a good sealing. From now on you can replace your damaged item.
Correctly assembled engine plate work is essential for a proper functioning without problems of your aircooled engines. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why it is important that plate work is in optimal condition. Corrosion caused by temperature fluctuations and weather influences can seriously damage the plate work, so that it canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be no longer used. The pipe which is now in our range can be found near the V-belt driving disc. Its function is to intercept the pre-heated air, that comes between the cylinders and the cylinder head. The heated air is captured through this pipe and guided to the carburetor by means of the air cleaner, in order to achieve an optimal substance for an effective combustion. This pipe is available each from stock.
Type 25 05/79-07/92The aluminum Ã¢â‚¬ËœMisanoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ wheel, that is in production with one of our Italian distributors, Dei KÃƒÂ¤fer Service, is BBTÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s newest acquisition to enlarge our range for Type 2 and Type 3 bus wheels. This very nice wheel is available in black with polished rim and has following measures; 5.5" x 14"/ 5x112 ET39. Available each from stock, centercap inclusive, but without assembling bolts.
Your damaged speedometer light bulb holders with screw fitting can be replaced from now on without problems by these nice reproductions. Available each from stock.
Type 2 08/67-12/69 M13113 881 633C/D
The seat release knob and guide, that we have taken now in our range are indispensable parts which enable the release and pulling forward of the seat. In this way only itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s possible for passengers to take a seat at the back of the vehicle. The knob and the guide can be found on Type 1 and Karmann Ghia at the outside of the back of the front seat, whereas it is also used on Type 2 buses 08/67-12/69 to release the 2nd row of the seat back (option code M13 / 8 places). This button is often hardened and torn, as a result of which it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stay in place or gets lost. From now on button and guide are available each from stock.
Type 2 08/67-12/69 M13113 881 607
This rear window seal in a good German quality with preformed angles and groove for the deluxe molding chrome (# 0318 x 2) is a complement of our wide range of window seals. From now on available each from stock.
This beading in PVC sits between the rear hatch and the body and prevents that these 2 metallic parts can may contact with one another and can cause rust. Disassembly of the rear hatch can provoke damage of this beading. Replacement will be the only option. From now on available from stock each for 1 vehicle.
This rubber side door stops can be found at both sides of the single and double cabin versions of Type 2 buses. This rubber stops makes when you open to loading flaps that they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come in contact with the body. When they are old stops can harden and will tear and get lost. From now on we can deliver replacing items. Packed per 4 and depending of the model, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll need 4 or 6.
(1l)Castrol Classic oil seems to be the perfect match with our aircooled engines, which explains of course the popularity of this very useful liquid. Cans of 1 gallon/ 4,54 liter (# 8510-004) are very practical for maintenance, though they are not so easy to take along for refill, if necessary. The 1 liter cans 20W50 Castrol oil are available each or per packing unit of 12 pieces.
These assembly parts are very useful on different connections. A nice example for their use is for assembly of door window moldings at the side of the lock on -07/67 Type 2 buses. Each part is available separately.