Newsletter October 2016
Autumn, here we come…. It seems to me that spring and summer pass by more quickly than autumn and winter. Perhaps it has to do with the workload ? It also seems that seasons are somewhat equaling regarding parts for our old timers, though spring and summertime remain busier than the quieter autumn and winter periods.
But don’t be sad…. A drive during autumn with those amazing colors of falling leaves can be surely as nice than a drive in summer through the fields. Simply go outside, far away from daily stress and politics. Perhaps workload gives you the opportunity to do so, enjoy it…..
Politics… within some week we’ll know who will become the next president of the United States. Nevertheless an important item. World politics and above all the stability contribute to the economy. Especially our niche market strongly depends on economic prospects. But if we screen both candidates, I’m not sure which one will score on this issue…. After Obama the country got back some human appeal, but when those 2 bulldogs are coming, then we haven’t seen the end of it. The decision will be made on 6 November. Let’s hope the best may win…
Brexit…. A referendum where the inhabitants of the United Kingdom have voted with a narrow majority to leave the European Community. Or…. let’s say how the country was just teared in 2 pieces. Top politicians jeopardized their career and those with a big mouth, took to their heels once they learned the result of the referendum. I wonder what has prospered their career if things really went wrong ?... Politicians ? Pooh!
Brexit will definitely have its consequences. Even on our niche market. “ Just over the channel” some colleagues of mine are occupied with old Volkswagens, but it’s a bit early to predict how this story will end. Let’s just wait how things will go by. Norway and Switzerland are no members of the European Community, by they make part of the Schengen Area (for what it stands for at the moment) and above all of the Unitarian market. They pay a contribution, but they have no voting right. It is a step forward, the UK never agreed with the motions of the European Community…
Meanwhile we keep working at BBT. The unpacking department has been submitted to a complete reorganization and we are planning a new layout for the packing department. Furthermore three new VCA devices have been put in use on the order pickers ( it’s a kind of scanner with a large screen). And they are still more ideas in the box… we do not stand still and consider autumn and winter as a perfect period for updates and adjustments of our infrastructure. The implementation of our new website is the next “big” step to go. We keep investing and innovating to accomplish better services for the benefit of our customers!
It’s obvious that our product range remains a source of concern, even so during the cold months of the year. Apart from our Newsletters, each Friday on our Blog appears our “Friday product update” with interesting information about our new products. You do follow our “FPU” , don’t you?
No longer available
|# 0390-100||Winddeflector for sliding roof Type 2 BBT|
|# 0437||Chrome lic.plate frame 1pc|
|# 0437-1||S.S. Liscenceplate frame (B) 1pc|
|# 0467-2||Bullet outsidemirror L/R|
|# 0469||California mirror right|
|# 0492-91||'Mounting belt fuel tank T2 with hook connection|
|# 0499-252||'Sign NL 1952|
|# 1045||'Dual Baja Tuned' exhaust|
|# 1095-3||Heaterhose 50x200mm aluminium|
|# 1215-1||Front wheel brake cylinder left Type 2 64-70 / ATE|
|# 1216-1||Front wheel brake cylinder Type2 64-70 right / ATE|
|# 1227-1||Rear wheel brake cylinder 22mm Type2 -71 / ATE|
|# 1254-21||Brakelinekit Type2 03/55-04/56 original|
|# 1475-000||Trailing arm left T25 79-92 (used)|
|# 1475-001||Trailing arm right T25 79-92 (used)|
|# 2045-1||Standard ignition wire set Bosch|
|# 2171||Fuel pump for turbo|
|# 2428-1||Wiper + arm black T1 57-59 / pair|
|# 2578||Rader wheel polished|
|# 2611||Autometer 5' 8000rpm|
|# 2620-1||Autometer oilpressure sender|
|# 2634||Autometer fuel gauge sender 2 5/8|
|# 2681||Clock face -> 10/52|
|# 2801||Steering wheel Rometsch Type 1 -07/59|
|# 6290-008||Sticker L 282|
|# 6290-026||Sticker L 41|
|# 6290-029||Sticker L 20 E|
|# 6290-039||Sticker L 96 M|
|# 6290-042||Sticker L 90 C|
|# 6290-045||Sticker L 21 E|
|# 7441||Front doorseal T2 -67 / meter (TQ)|
|# 8917||Competition exhaust 1 3/4 w/stinger|
|# 1044||'Dual Baja' muffler, upwards, black|
|# 1493-050||Ring and Pinion 3.88 (Keyed)|
|# 1602-11||Rod bearings for Porsche 0.25|
|# 2617-4||Autometer 5'cobalt 10000rpm + switch lamp|
|# 0385-670||Screw set for sunroofrails Type 1(24pcs) use # 8767-05-012 (x24)|
|# 1526||Cross shaft bushing kit 20mm use # 1527-100|
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.
|# 0538-53||Front floor mat Type2 50-52 BBT|
|# 1078-310||Pipe before exhaust T25 MV 08/85-07/92 & SS -07/92|
|# 1278||Rear disc brake kit 'IRS'|
|# 9015-21||Header bow 57-64 Convertible (wood)|
|# 9025-074||Boot cover Karmann Ghia 58-69 burgundy canvas|
|# 9025-081||Boot cover Karmann Ghia 70-74 brown canvas|
|# 9105-23||hood T1 63-67 beige canvas|
|# 9200-25||Headlining Type1 65-70 black full vinyl|
|# 9600||F4 Eyebrow engine lid -67|
As prices on the second-hand market have reached phenomenal heights, one of our colleagues has decided that it was about time to launch a perfect replica on the market. They were for a long time discontinued, but now they are back available in an superb quality and perfect fit. The bumpers are for your early Bay window bus built from August 1968 until July 1972 (in our jargon they are called T2a and T2ab). These bumpers fit perfectly, they have the exact shape and are ready for assembly!
Related products#0012-701 Bumper front 3-pieces - Chrome
#0012-710 Bumper front center piece - black
#0012-715 Bumper front left part - black
#0012-720 Bumper front right part - black
#0013-700 Bumper rear - black
#0013-705 Bumper rear - Chrome
#0013-710 Bumper rear - black
#0013-715 Bumper rear - Chrome
Original VW logo "wedge"style late model pedal rubbers, originally used from 1974 and later models, fits on all model VW beetles, ghi's and type 3's.
Related products#0317-810 Windowmolding for side central window 'Old type' Deluxe
#0317-820 Windowmolding for side central window with ventwing 'Old type' Deluxe
#0317-830 Windowmolding for rear left side window 'Old type' Deluxe
#0317-835 Windowmolding for rear right side window 'Old type' Deluxe
#0317-840 Windowmolding for rear left side window with ventwing 'Old type' Deluxe
#0317-845 Windowmolding for rear right side window with ventwing 'Old type' Deluxe
#0317-850 Windowmolding for rear window 'Old type' Deluxe
#0319-100 Connecting clip for 'Old type' Deluxe windowmolding /1
#0319-250 Connecting clip for 'Old type' Deluxe windowmolding 90° /1
All beetles made after 1 August 1964 have these vent wing seals. The fit is perfect! Vent wing seals have always been on the market, but they never fitted as original. Thats why we, at BBT, have decided to follow these super high quality vent wing seals with perfect fit and finish. And yes indeed this will be our choice on our own cars for sure, quality has no substitute.
This engine lid lock catch plate is to be found on your rear apron (or tail pan as you want to call it) and is sometimes worn out, most of the times it's just missing... fits stock beetles only from August 1966 till July 1967, but is used for hundreds of custom applications on Kit Cars and custom trick build cars of all brands where under also Volkswagens...:)
For your early bay window we supply now the correct fuel tank... Fuel tanks are many times the reason for serious trouble! After many years of heavy use, many dirt gathered in what should be a clean environment for our costly gas. Dust and dirt become a kind of bitumen, that will block several circuits of the fuel system. We're happy we can offer a new trouble free gas tank for a cheaper price i.o. restoring your old fuel tank.
This all original looking fiber glove box is a Wolfsburg West reproduction to the highest standards to show your beetle as original as it can even behind your glove box door
The beige door handle was original mounted at the VW assembly line on your bus from 12/63 till 09/65 or in VIN no. ch. 1 222 026 - 216 046 095. Before they were in chrome (BBT 0524-575) and since 66-67 the grey one are used (BBT 0524-578) These are a perfect reproduction, ready to give to your car a second youth with well opening doors!
Top quality replacement panels for the rear corners of your beloved VW bus. Collision damage or rust? It's no longer problem, we have you covered! Very nice quality with a perfect fit!
Related products#0891-356 Rear corner complete, right
#0891-357 Rear corner complete, left with hole for backuplight
#0891-358 Rear corner complete, right with hole for backuplight
These boots glide over your accelerator cable to prevent early failures. They extend the life of your accelerator cables tremendously! Available for all VW buses from August 1969 till August 1992.
Related products#0919-960 Boot for accelerator cable
You will find this little piece on top of your emergency brake. It's many times missing or just simple worn out. It's the perfect replacement, that will fit 100% like original. Its the small parts you need that finish your car.
T25/T3 Vanagon buses have two different brands mounted of the brake calipers. It's always better to replace with the original brand. This is the replacement for the Girling brand,exactly like stock. These brake calipers are rebuilt, not new.
Related products#1249-220 Brake caliper right - Girling
This little clip is exactly like the original one that holds your brake line very neat against your chassis on your split window bus. Sold each.
Related products#2158-256 Oil breather fitting 45° for 'Classic Style' IDF aircleaner - Vintage Speed
#2158-257 Oil breather fitting straight for 'Classic Style' IDF aircleaner - Vintage Speed
Make that funky horn honk again as it was brand new... Horn contact ring has to be in perfect working condition to achieve this goal! Fits on all T25/T3/Vanagon buses!
Related products#6000-001 Key Rings with the design of the VW Beetle - blue
#6000-002 Key Rings with the design of the VW Beetle - yellow
#6000-003 Key Rings with the design of the VW Beetle - white
Related products#6000-101 Key Rings with the design of the VW T1 Bus - blue
#6000-102 Key Rings with the design of the VW T1 Bus - green
#6000-103 Key Rings with the design of the VW T1 Bus - orange
Related products#6000-320 Key ring with bottle opener the design of the VW T1 Bus - red
#6000-321 Key ring with bottle opener the design of the VW T1 Bus - blue
Related products#6650-612 Coffee Mugs made out of New Bone China with "Love that Bug" blue 400ml
This Deluxe window seal happily receives the chrome molding to give your bus that cool luxury look! German luxury . The molding itself is available separately. This is the profile for the window rubber 100% like original! Weve been voted in several international tests for the best window rubbers for your VW on planet Earth with this bay window range we just continue that myth!
Related products#7517-100 Central side window seal 'Old type' Deluxe
#7517-150 Central side window seal with ventwing 'Old type' Deluxe
#7517-200 Rear side window seal 'Old type' Deluxe
#7517-250 Rear side window seal with ventwing 'Old type' Deluxe
#7517-300 Rear window seal 'Old type' Deluxe
This is the key barrel (comes with keys!) for the sliding door lock of your late T2b bay window (Aug 1973- ) Brand new for a trouble free operation.
This small retaining washer has several applications. Were glad to give you a list. If you find some other applications, please let us know! (upon feedback please indicate always our part number). Clip wiper shaft for all models with 6mm wiper shafts.Type 2 : sliding door hinge pin 69-79.Shift shaft for 68-79.Type 25 : gastrut rear lid + Lock pin sliding door +Hinge pivot point 2-seats couch and back seat