Newsletter April 2017
The nicest season is coming and we’re ready, we already had some sunbeams in Western Europe! The sun makes you happy, certainly after these cold dark winter days…. Enjoy the sun to the full!
After a couple of years we can speak of a small revival on economic matters, even it is just frail, the unemployment figures are decreasing as well as the figures of poverty. As we say it is still frail and fragile, but is always better something than nothing at all… Let’s hope the tendency will continue. A strong economy is always a good thing for our niche market.
Our first (cyber) achievement for 2017 has been executed. A new host has been set up, that’s quit a task and it wasn’t without problems. Our online parcels service got to deal with some nasty problems, but defects got monitored and restored. We apologize for any inconvenience caused. Nowadays it’s back working very well… next step will be the introduction our new platform in April. We’re very excited, at this very moment not less than 9 different IT companies are working for us. That’s quit huge for a SME, I should think so. The cyber world has become a normal part of our daily life and that count’s for BBT as well, though that should go well together... ;-) To be continued…
At the end of June we’ll have our huge open house, bigger than ever. Followed the next day by our famous convoy to the Vintage meeting of Hessisch Oldendorf in Germany. You’re all welcome, of course. All information can be found here.
The week after there will be the greatest VW nostalgia meeting that you can imagine with the European Bug In at Chimay (yes, the town of the famous trappist beer) and we’ll be present there too.
We wish you a nice spring season, enjoy the sun and nature’s fresh green… we’re looking forward to the next months to come…
Keep the VW faith!
New BBT production
No longer available
|# 1532||Gland nut HD 48mm|
|# 0438-274||Enginelid support spring Type2 wide bed (21cm)|
|# 0443||'Cal look' script|
|# 0626-400||Taillight bulb holder (single) Type 1 52-55 / pair|
|# 0645-53||'Taillight Type2 08/71-07/79 clear eco|
|# 1008-1||Double muffler 'Quiet pack'|
|# 1013-01||4 in 1 collector for 1200cc|
|# 1610-075||Main bearings 0.75/0.75 case|
|# 1614-0-20||Main bearings std/ 2.5 case|
|# 2539-614||Yellowline wall ring 14" (4 piece)|
|# 2620||Autometer oilpressure 2 5/8 0-7B|
|# 2641||Autometer mounting cup black 67 mm|
|# 2706||Horn ring 'full moon' 66-71 / Chrome|
|# 6290-009||Sticker L 568|
|# 6290-030||Sticker L 30 E|
|# 6290-048||Sticker L 96 D|
|# 9338||Book: How to restore Volkswagen Bus (T2)|
|# 9496-25||Airmighty 25|
|# 2811||Steeringwheel Rometsch Type 2 -07/67|
|# 4870-001||Roof rack T1 chrome BBT|
|# 9922-001||T-shirt Open house 2015 (Medium) BBT|
|# 9941-050||BBT hoody Black (XXLarge) Male|
|# 0616-870||Front complete turn signal left orange T25 05/79-08/92 Hella (use # 0616-871)|
|# 0616-880||Front complete turn signal right orange T25 05/79-08/92 Hella (use # 0616-881)|
|# 0429-1||Decklid lock W/keys T1 08/66-07/71 chrome / Original - TQ (use # BBT 0429-200)|
|# 0636-275||Knob for hazard switch (non padded-dash) (use # 0636-2)|
|# 7540||Felt channel front Type 2 68-79 (VWB) (use # 0349-1)|
Price modifications are indicated on the pricelist itself!
Available to special order only
Following items are still available @ BBT but due to low demand they are now available as special order what might be subject to longer delivery terms.
|# 0118-1||Wing front right 12/1300 75- / original Mexico|
|# 0386-370||Tensioning hoop front for sunroof Type 2|
|# 0499-280||Sign NL 1980|
Exhaust pipe/engine & exhaust front T25
|# 1286-2||Front brake drum 1302/1303 Golf|
|# 1290||Rivet for brake lining|
|# 1491-570||Gear box revised IRS Type 2 08/71-07/75 (002)|
|# 1811||Supplementary sump + 3.8 litre, without filter|
|# 1924||Pulley cover, gold|
|# 2573-5||Gasburner 4 x 130 - Black|
|# 2908-301||Headliner Type3 N.B. 63-67 non-perforated/white|
|# 5480||Rebuilt double port engine 1300 CC|
|# 9025-005||Boot cover Type1 49-62 burgundy canvas|
|# 9105-81||hood KG 69-74 brown canvas|
Our perfect quality (at least as good as OE more than likely better bumpers for your T25/T3 Vanagon the perfect bumper, with the perfect fit, the perfect pressing (with the right raising line in it) and in an OUTSTANDING chrome quality!!! Nothing beats the quality of OUR BBT bumpers, tell them BBT Bob told you!
When prices go ridiculous for used parts we, at BBT, try to step up and bring a good reproduction on the market. Our philosophy is still when we make something it should be at least as good, or if possible even better than the original. So were proud we can offer now a perfect reproduction of the engine lid for early Bay Windows. Classic stamped on our own private BBT tooling this was not the cheap way, but the only good way So now we offer you the perfect solution to replace that old scruffy, bend or rusted out original engine lid with this perfect fit extreme high standard replacement part for a perfect fit and finish. As all BBT privately manufactured sheet metal also this engine lid is finished in a weld through silver primer. Look for the small BBT quality sticker to ensure you bought the real deal!
Related products#0348-305 Side window louvres
#0348-310 Rear window louvre
#0348-320 Rear window louvre
Door panel clips for your T25/T3/ Vanagon We already had these clips in beige color (BBT 0409-656) Now we offer the full color range. So all stock applications color wise are just a few mouse clicks away from your doorstep from now on.
Related products#0409-657 Panel clips grey T25/Vanagon - Multivan / Westfalia, each
#0409-658 Panel clips brown T25/Vanagon - Multivan / Westfalia, each
This really became a BBT part no. because of customer demand This clip holds the lower grill from your water-cooled T25/T3 Vanagon, and the eighties incredible plastic will definitely brake upon disassembly. BBT gives you the right help here and offer them brand new as a standard item.
Related products#0425-910 Lock set
#0425-915 Lock set
#0425-920 Lock set
When the nose emblem of your early Baywindow bus falls off, a big investment is gone, VW logos are rare and expensive since VW thought it was smart to forbid the sale of these logos on the aftermarket ..smart guys these Germans :) So protect your precious VW logo with the right mounting cups and they cant fall off anymore Our mounting cups fit as standard parts, exactly as original, sold each.
With the massive imports of US spec buses into Europe were getting used to the fuel injection models for the later bay window. Problem with fuel injection is mainly to determine to the high pressure fuel pump (BBT ref 1686-200) and a dirty gas tank because of the high flow these fuel injection gas tanks seem to cope with a huge problem as bitumen left slowly from the fuel used lately. Before we let gas tanks restore, but that's a quiet costly process, that can be saved now with our brand new fuel tanks made especially for fuel injection at a fraction of the cost. The largest difference between a normal bay window gas tank and a tank for fuel injection is the double connection (for the return fuel lines of the fuel injection)while for carbureted engines theres only a single connection. End of problems, as brand new fuel tanks are now available for carbureted engines you can find fuel tanks under BBT ref 0492-918 & ref 0492-920, for fuel injection we present our brand new gas tanks here .
Related products#0492-926 Fuel tank - Injection
Small pushbutton glove box door lock available now in a very nice quality. Fits all beetles made between October 1952 and July 1967. Many times missing or broken, this might help to keep that glove box door closed! We also have a locking type under BBT reference 0515-1
Finally we got a new source for the early emergency brake boot, its not Mother Nature's most beautiful but it does the job, and theres no beauty contest to win when your made for protecting an E brake handle of course :)
Seventies plastic was not a long life UV resistant. Pollution and age make old plastic yellow and cracky as each owner of a Bay window bus wants to have his ventilation working, the demand for these clips are pretty large we teamed up and had sourced it down now available readily from our stocks!
Your split window bus has the air vent on top of your head (upside down against the inside of the roof). These little rubber buffers make that the opening and closing give a nice but no rattling movement! Standard procedure to replace every time you take your air vent system apart .
We have a new flex tube for you. Its actually the cable housing that sits above your tranny and guides your accelerator cable between chassis and engine. Many times your old part needs replacement because it's broken, bent or just missing The old plastic has melted or broken off and is allowing water to come in. Anyway, most cars need a new one and here we offer a super standard stock solution This new one is for 67-71 model years beetle only, if you need one for a VW beetle made between 11/65 and 07/67 you can find under BBT ref 0910-500
Related products#1895-500 Crank case breatherhose 13mm, stainless steel braided 1 meter
Finally we have the solution for the rusted out trailing arms of your T25/T3/Vanagon bus, brand new, top of the art reproduction! Almost all trailing arms are rusted out in Europe. So this new units will replace your trailing arms exactly like a new part for another many years of trouble-free motoring!
Related products#1475-003 Trailing arm right
This mounting kit contains everything you need to mount that clutch fork as it was mounted since new in the factory. Get back that nice stock feeling as new with the perfect BBT clutch fork mounting kit.
Early flywheel shims are different from later ones, actually there are three different flywheel shims, the very early (25 and 30 DIN Hp or 36SAE as you want to call it) after comes what we call the 6 volts, for cars originally made between 1960 and 1966 and the later 12 Volt models. Flywheels shims are multi important to adjust the end play (or axial play in regards to your bearing to name it technically correct) on your crankshaft. This end play always has to be between 0,10 and 0,15mm. After more than ten years of searching were very happy to add these early flywheel shims to our product line, so you can assemble that early engine of yours back again like it should!
Related products#1588-030 Flywheel shim 0.30mm - 25-30hp (36 SAE)
#1588-032 Flywheel shim 0.32mm - 25-30hp (36 SAE)
#1588-034 Flywheel shim 0.34mm - 25-30hp (36 SAE)
Related products#1629-955 Camshaft STD
We did it! We have again a high quality 6Volt voltage regulator for your beloved Volkswagen! We did produce our 6V regulator in Vintage Bosch style . We went even that far that the cap is interchangeable with your original Bosch cap! (Simply screws on and off) This way an 100% authentic look can be maintained in your engine compartment! The inside is high-tech electronics but outside it looks like original. The high-tech electronics is top 2016 technology with a lot of safety devices built right in. So if you miswire our new regulator it will not work obviously, but it won't break either, short circuits are history here! Besides there are other devices against moisture and high temperatures . The new regulator is very proud to carry the BBT brand!
BBT teamed up with one of our American suppliers to take over European exclusive distribution for this neat little dash clock for your deluxe split window bus. These clocks dont just look great, they work great and they are great! The real deal and the good about it is, that they do work on 6 and 12 volt together! Get yours now .
First things first the star of the week, after many investigations here we can present a decent central lock assembly for your Bay window sliding door This is the part that breaks the most on sliding doors and our used stocks have never been that low as lately. So time for a new part and one that works. This is a perfect quality part that will take away a LOT of your (sliding door) headaches :) It will fit on all years bay window buses, originally there are two models but they are interchangeable
The same manufacturer as the sliding door central lock delivered us also this state of the art sliding door outside latch. This latch suffers many times from bad chrome. You never can re-chrome your old one for the price we sell the new one. This is a fairly inexpensive top product to exact factory standards, get yours now!
Brand new pins for your Bay window door check rods a perfect standard product for a better than stock finish for your door replace that old scruffy (or lost) pin with our top quality reproductions!