Newsletter January 2016
2015 is almost over and it has been an incredible year… I believe that there hasn’t been a more turbulent year ever before…
First, there was a small country that kept us for months on the edge of our seats. Then there appeared on the European borders a flood of refugees (ironically a number less than the inhabitants of Greece) from the Middle East and North Africa, forcing the European Community member states to take autonomous decisions and measures instead of with the complete European Union. And last but not least an even smaller group extremists has shaken the world into its foundations with their attacks in Paris. Each time a smaller group that pushed the previous ‘Hot News’ aside from the front pages.
And that’s why we live now at ‘war’ with soldiers and policemen in the streets. It gives us a safe feeling, luckily we’re not yet under siege… It’s rather strange that economically there is not much to notice of this ‘war’. Except for some heated discussions on television and other media about oil, art treasures and other business, we notice only the increased security on the street. It’s weird that normally war comes along with a gigantic increase of prices for petrol and raw materials, whereas now prices are decreasing…even strongly! Perhaps this is not a normal war ? History learns that it won’t repeat itself this time ?
Meanwhile autumn is over and the winter season has started. Due to the mild temperatures the turn-over of our VW parts is huge. After all it depends what kind of winter we’ll get in Western Europe. A soft or a severe winter ? A lot of snow ? Or no snow at all ? You can’t predict it.
What we do can predict, that are we at BBT. The challenge of 2016 is coming. The complete BBT team is ready to inforce the door and to work ‘hard’ next year. Automation of our warehouse will be continued, the forwarding will be thoroughly taken on, some great developments on IT matters are on the way and our stock range will be figured out furthermore. There are a lot of items scheduled on the agenda and we consider this preface as our new year’s letter for our customers. A letter plenty of good wishes and the very best intentions, because BBT knows as no one else, that well begun is half done! Our customers deserve it more than ever before.
I wish you personally and also on behalf of the BBT employees a splendid New Year, plenty of marvelous moments with friends and family and a fantastic 2016…. Lots of prosperity, luck and health! And let’s hope that violence will not escalate in our beautiful world.
A splashing 2016!
New BBT production
# 4875-080 Rubber for hoop set / BBT
# 4875-050 Wood slat kit for hoop Single cab Type 2 -07/67 /BBT
# 4875-051 Wood slat kit for hoop Single cab Type 2 08/67-07/79 /BBT
# 4875-055 Wood slat kit for hoop Double cab Type 2 -07/67 / BBT
# 4875-056 Wood slat kit for hoop Double cab Type 2 08/67-07/79
# 4875-250 Wood slat kit Single cab (4 slats) Type 2 -08/67 / Wide bed
# 4875-260 Wood slat kit Single cab Type 2 -07/66
# 4875-261 Wood slat kit Single cab Type 2 08/66-07/67
# 4875-262 Wood slat kit Single cab Type 2 08/67-07/79
# 4875-263 Wood slat kit Single cab T25 05/79-08/92
# 4875-265 Wood slat kit Double cab Type 2 -07/66
# 4875-266 Wood slat kit Double cab Type 2 08/66-07/67
# 4875-267 Wood slat kit Double cab Type 2 08/67-07/79
# 4875-268 Wood slat kit Double cab T25 05/79-08/92
# 4875-270 Wood engine cover T25 05/79-08/92 pick up
# 4875-295 Rivet for wood slat (1)
# 1291-850 Backing plate front left Type2 08/67-07/70
# 1292-850 Backing plate front right Type2 08/67-07/70
# 1293-850 Backing plate rear left Type2 08/67-07/70
# 1294-850 Backing plate rear right Type2 08/67-07/70
# 1629-920 Camshaft T1 25/30HP / Porsche 356 Pre A - not grinded
# 0891-104 Front wheel arch left Type2 08/72-07/79
# 0891-105 Front wheel arch right Type2 08/72-07/79
Price modifications are indicated on the pricelist itself!
No longer available
|# 0431||Robri set of 5 OEM|
|# 0436-520||Cargo side back door lock mechanism Type 2 03/55-08/62|
|# 0436-525||Cargo side back door lock mechanism Type 2 08/62-07/67|
|# 0159-50||Door right new 68-|
|# 0604-1||Plastic headlight trim 68-|
|# 0849-3||Original undersill right / original Mexico|
|# 0884||Complete rear left inner wheelarc Type 1 68-|
|# 0885||Complete rear right inner wheelarc Type 1 68-|
|# 0891-360||Rear corner left Type2 73-79|
|# 0891-361||Rear corner right Type2 73-79|
|# 0923-05||Brakecable Type2 530/3160mm|
|# 0925-01||Rear brake cable -4/62 standard|
|# 1254-330||Brakeline kit Type2 08/70-07/71 with servo|
|# 1299-500||Brakefluid DOT 4 - 500ml / TRW|
|# 1715-051||Piston and cylinder kit 36hp (4pcs) KS|
|# 1728||Heads street eliminator 94mm 44*37,5|
|# 1808||Dry-sump oil pump|
|# 5546||1776cc engine (BQ)|
|# 8980-300||Door window left KG 55-60|
|# 8980-305||Door window right KG 55-60|
|# 9496-16||Airmighty 16|
|# 9496-20||Airmighty 20|
|# 9540||F4 ROSE WOOD DASH KN. -67|
|# 9920-020||T-shirt (Large)|
|# 9920-030||T-shirt (X-Large)|
|# 0549-60||Parcel tray Bambus Thing (use # 0549-6)|
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.
|# 0155||Flip front 1200/1300|
|# 0499-250||Sign NL 1950|
|# 0499-253||Sign NL 1953|
|# 0499-258||Sign NL 1958|
|# 0499-259||Sign NL 1959|
|# 0499-262||Sign NL 1962|
|# 0499-449||Sign D 1949|
|# 1602-06||Chevy Rod bearings 0.10"|
|# 2107-9||Manifolds IDA T4|
|# 9103-10||Hood Type1 58-62 black quality vinyl|
|# 9105-62||Hood KG 60-67 blue canvas|
|# 9105-74||Hood KG 68-69 burgundi canvas|
This small rubber strip sits vertical between the cab floor and the raised up metal walk through section. We have this rubber mat for you in the correct profile and the right fit in stock.
This seal sits on front chassis between cover that gives access into the inside of the chassis tunnel, the cover allows also to (dis)assemble the transmission rod .
This seal is located under the outer sliding door handle on Type 2 bus 08/67-07/73 and on Type 2 Split bus from 08/66, if they had the option of sliding door(s). The seal should prevent that humidity and dirt could penetrate through the perforation of the control axe of this handle into the lock and also that the handle wouldnt damage the paint of the door. The seal is from now on available each from stock in a good reproduction.
BBT striked again! We have now the front wheel arches in top quality for T2b bus, incredible fit & smart compression, comparable with original! Silver-colored protection primer is electric conducting, that means that you can just weld above it, you dont need no longer to rub down or to grind it clean. It can be done in one time, isnt that a fantastic invention?
Related products#0891-105 Front wheel arch, right, complete, BBT
Related products#0891-363 Rear corner, right - 68cm
Almost exact replacement as original with same perfect fit.
In the early years of production of Karmann Ghia or any other classic VW peers there was no matter of automated choke and the choke throttle had to be controlled manually from the dashboard through a cable. This cable gets damaged or breaks off due to dirt and humidity and after many years use. Duly control of the choke throttle will be no longer possible, resulting in an increase of gas consumption. From now on BBT can deliver the choke made according to the original model each from stock.
Related products#1030-810 GT style exhaust tip with bracket - Stainless Steel - Vintage Speed
BBT already has a wide range of backing plates available from own production and these front and rear backing plates for Type 2 08/67-07/70 extend our offer once more. From now on these backing plates of fine quality are available each from stock for each side.
Related products#1292-850 Backing plate, front right
#1293-850 Backing plate, rear, left
#1294-850 Backing plate, rear, right
The Type 2 Split bus steering box is known to be susceptible to play on the steering transmission, caused by internal use of the contact surfaces between worm wheel, located on the steering box and the steering peg located on the outgoing axe (pitman arm). The reason is often due to lack of lubrication of the steering box. The peg located on the pitman arm is a very vulnerable part for the transmission and therefore BBT has decided to add this item to our wide offer of parts. From now on excessive play on a Type 2 Bus steering box belongs to the past. The steering peg is available each from stock and fits on Type 2 03/55-07/66. The one for Type 2 08/66-07/72 is available under ref. # 1368-260. A leaking seal can be repaired using BBT item #1368-210.
This seal sits between firewall (where you put your feet on) and the steering axle, only with SuperBeetle (model with McPherson foot suspension at the front)
We present this electric fuel pump as an alternative for a broken item with Type 1, Type 2, Type 4 and Type 25, equipped with engine with fuel injection system. This system should always be under pressure to ensure a smoothly functioning of the fuel supply. This can be obtained by means of an electric fuel pump. This electric fuel pump can be used to replace fuel pumps under OE number 311 906 091D, 251 906 091 and 043 906 091. Technical specification are : 12 Volt, incoming connector 12mm, outgoing connector 8mm,pump delivery 130l/h, pressure reach 3-10 bar. Available each from stock.
A clogged preheating of the intake manifold can cause problems with the curb-idle speed, increased gas consumption etc.. The clogging is often due to a layer of carbon monoxide of exhaust gas and there are no remedies for it. BBT delivers now a brand-new intake manifold for 30 HP engines.
Hub caps with VW logo are back available under Volkswagen license for the 4 lugs Volkswagen rims, top quality, without sorrows ..
Related products#4875-051 Wood slat kit for hoop /Single cab /with hardware
#4875-055 Wood slat kit for hoop /Double cab /with hardware
#4875-056 Wood slat kit for hoop /Double cab /with hardware
This seal is used on pick-up Type 2 -07/97 and is a stop between rear hoop a,d lateral cargo doors. The seal prevents also that the cargo door wont produce a chattering noise when driving. Youll need 2 of them for 1 vehicle. They are available each from stock including 2 guiding bushings for assembly bolts.
Related products#4875-260 Wood slat kit /Single cab
#4875-261 Wood slat kit /Single cab
#4875-262 Wood slat kit /Single cab
#4875-263 Wood slat kit /Single cab
#4875-265 Wood slat kit /Double cab
#4875-266 Wood slat kit /Double cab
#4875-267 Wood slat kit /Double cab
#4875-268 Wood slat kit /Double cab
#4875-270 Wood engine cove
#4875-295 Rivet for wood slat (1)
#4875-296 Screw for wood slat (1)
You can spot a nice accessory on some Type 2 -07/67 Westfalia buses such as the SO42 version, being the so-called Westfalia windows or louvres. These louvre windows can be opened in such manner in different positions so that rain cant penetrate inside the bus. The windows are assembled by means of seals into the aluminum frame and can be controlled from the inside through a hinged mechanism. The mechanic parts of these louvre windows can show play after many years of use along with the vibrations when riding and therefore they cant be manipulated anymore. Another disadvantage is that due to play a nasty chattering noise can pop up. Youll need 3 pairs of these hinges to replace all hinged window frames of a Westfalia side window. From now on BBT can deliver these hinges a pair from stock.
Sliding door handle for early baywindow. Perfect fit. Seal can be ordered under ref. BBT # 0723-600.