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Newsletter October 2012

Preface

Before you know and realize, the summer is already gone! Incredible, each year time flies by faster and faster…

The first part of the summer was really bad in Western Europe, we had to wait until August for the first nice summer days, but we’ve got them and how! Sizzling hot, no air to cool our air coolers down! But even these warm days went by  and we are now heading into the direction of autumn, a season to reflect on and to find a new course !

Warehouse

That’s what BBT is going to do.  We’ve encountered some stock and infill problems during September.  Instead  of accepting them, we’re going to fight by all means.  After a serious meeting with all personnel involved with our stock figures, we’ve plenty of ideas that we are going to execute….customers may not by the victim of long delivery times or expensive manufacturing processes… so next year one and another will change! Customer and service stand at the first place!

The world economy is falling out of the frying-pan into the fire. The economy in the Western world is steadily collapsing  into the swamp of incertitude. Today I read an article that even the American Central Bank has no indications why the American economy is doing so badly….. so many academics and no solutions… of course you can’t keep growing.  And our economic system can only pay off when it grows. End of the story ? The future will tell… According to me the crisis is a matter between banks and governments. In Western Europe anyway. The working man, who’s really willing to work doesn’t experience any troubles…but you must have the will to work, 90.000 unemployed people in  Flanders, but our vacancy for a warehouseman doesn’t get filled in!

Let’s continue together in our Volkswagen world, it turns well and everybody is satisfied, at least if we get our infill again up to the mark… growing pains! We are working at it!

Bob

Blow-out products

Blowout

In order to obtain a better delivery coefficient we’re working hard to optimize our stock policy.  Improving our stock control implicates that certain items will be struck off our program or will be converted into items available to special order only.

Stock of concerned items will be presented against a reduced price with a discount of 10 % above your actual rate.

These items can be found in our online catalogue with the 10 % Blow out logo, which appear by using the filter function.

Available to Special Order Only (SOO)

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.

# 0061-1 Baja bumper rear chrome

# 0499-257 Sign NL 1957

# 0499-362 Sign F 1962

# 0499-367 Sign F 1967

# 0556-02 Sunvisors T1 60-64 pair white/mirror

# 1276-10 Rear disc brake kit Type 1 -67 (5x205)

# 1276-11 Rear disc brake kit Type 1 68-72 (5x205)

# 1581 Flywheel Golf adapter

# 1835 Oil cooler with 96 plates, 33 x 28cm

# 5540 Exchange engine 1600 cc - 'CT' code

# 9025-003 Boot cover Type 1 49-62 blue canvas

# 9100-80 Hood Karmann Ghia 69-74 black single vinyl

# 9105-01 Hood Type 1 54-57 black canvas

# 9105-03 Hood Type 1 54-57 blue canvas

No longer available

  • # 0432 OEM style antenna 65 - use # 0432-5
  • # 0612-10 Taillight lenses 62-67 (Eur) eco / pair
  • # 0679-1 3rd brakelight Type1 55-7/63
  • # 1042 Exhaust 'Glass Baja' black
  • # 1213-11 Wheel brakecylinder ATE 356 pré A - Left upper Right under
  • # 1396-2 Stock front axle Type1 -65
  • # 1611-0-18 Main bearings std./1.00 case (release bearing -4mm)
  • # 1614-050-20 Main bearings .50/2.5 case
  • # 1673 Main bearings 1.0/.50 case use # 1609-100
  • # 1673-21Main bearings 1.0/.50 case use # 1609-100-21
  • # 1677 Main bearings .75/1.0 case use # 1611-075
  • # 1701-1 Piston and cylinderkit 88,00 mm - F.STD
  • # 2008 Ignition points 12/1500 use # 2008-1
  • # 2754 Steering wheel 14' 3spoke polished, black leather
  • # 2758 Steering wheel 12' 3spoke black, black leather
  • # 2760 Steering wheel 14' 3spoke black, black leather
  • # 7669-000 Shifter boot 4-speed T25 79-92 / black

Price modifications are indicated on the pricelist itself!

Available again

  • # 0200 Running-board left with 33 mm moulding
                111 898 509
                -07/66
  • # 0201 Running-board right with 33 mm moulding
                111 898 510
                -07/66
  • # 0202 Running-board left with 18 mm moulding
                111 898 509A
                08/66-07/70
  • # 0203 Running-board right with 18 mm moulding
                111 898 510A
                08/66-07/70
  • # 0204 Running-board left with 9 mm moulding
                111 898 509B
                08/70-
  • # 0205 Running-board right with 9 mm moulding
               111 898 510B
               08/70-

Prices are indicated on the pricelist itself!

New products

Spring brake pedal

0276-095   Beetle/ Karmann Ghia 08/57-04/66Ch. 1 600 439 - 116 851 649
113 721 163A
The purpose of this spring is to return the brake pedal into its original vertical position after manipulation. The spring can break due to corrosion or frequent use. From now on we can present this replacing item. Sold each from stock.

Australian sunvisor

0486-300   Beetle
These sun visors are to obtained for quite some time in our shop on special order only. Due to the persisting demand after these sun visors with an absolute Vintage look, BBT has decided to take into stock the sun visors for different VW types. The sun visor is assembled by clamping near the A-post gutters and protects against a blinding sun. From now on available each from stock.

Related products

#0486-310 Australian sunvisor
#0486-320 Australian sunvisor
#0486-330 Australian sunvisor
#0486-340 Australian sunvisor

Australian sunvisor

0486-310   Bus -07/67
These sun visors are to obtained for quite some time in our shop on special order only. Due to the persisting demand after these sun visors with an absolute Vintage look, BBT has decided to take into stock the sun visors for different VW types. The sun visor is assembled by clamping near the A-post gutters and protects against a blinding sun. From now on available each from stock.

Australian sunvisor

0486-320   Bus 08/67-07/79
These sun visors are to obtained for quite some time in our shop on special order only. Due to the persisting demand after these sun visors with an absolute Vintage look, BBT has decided to take into stock the sun visors for different VW types. The sun visor is assembled by clamping near the A-post gutters and protects against a blinding sun. From now on available each from stock.

Australian sunvisor

0486-330  Type 3
These sun visors are to obtained for quite some time in our shop on special order only. Due to the persisting demand after these sun visors with an absolute Vintage look, BBT has decided to take into stock the sun visors for different VW types. The sun visor is assembled by clamping near the A-post gutters and protects against a blinding sun. From now on available each from stock.

Australian sunvisor

0486-340  T3 05/79-08/92
These sun visors are to obtained for quite some time in our shop on special order only. Due to the persisting demand after these sun visors with an absolute Vintage look, BBT has decided to take into stock the sun visors for different VW types. The sun visor is assembled by clamping near the A-post gutters and protects against a blinding sun. From now on available each from stock.

Vent window divisionbar, left, chrome

0517-705   Beetle 08/55-07/64
113 837 409A
This vent window division bar is originally executed with a chrome finish, though many of these division bars have lost their nice chrome layer. You can chrome it again, though that?s quite expensive, furthermore the quality of the chrome cannot always be guaranteed. The vent window division bars that we have now in stock in a good quality can offer a solution to repair the vent window mechanism. Available each per side.

Related products

#0517-715 Vent window divisionbar, right, chrome

Vent window divisionbar, right, chrome

0517-715   Beetle 08/55-07/64
113 837 410A
This vent window division bar is originally executed with a chrome finish, though many of these division bars have lost their nice chrome layer. You can chrome it again, though that?s quite expensive, furthermore the quality of the chrome cannot always be guaranteed. The vent window division bars that we have now in stock in a good quality can offer a solution to repair the vent window mechanism. Available each per side.

Buffer behind window winder black, each

0518-921   Beetle 08/55-07/66
113 837 235A 043
This window winder buffer is the finishing touch of the window crank and positions door panel with regard to the crank. Due to frequent use this buffer can get damaged or it happens that it gets lost during restoration. We can deliver you now a good reproduction each from stock.

Related products

#0518-922 Buffer behind window winder grey, each

Buffer behind window winder grey, each

0518-922   Beetle 08/55-07/66
113 837 235A 0466
This window winder buffer is the finishing touch of the window crank and positions door panel with regard to the crank. Due to frequent use this buffer can get damaged or it happens that it gets lost during restoration. We can deliver you now a good reproduction each from stock.

Dashgrill gauge holder, left, 1 hole 52mm, black

0525-610   Beetle 08/57-
This is a very nice classical item to embellish your interior. We often meet handy VW beetle lovers who have adapted the original dashboard grill, however the work was not always highly finished. The dashboard grills that we have now in stock can offer the perfect solution for adding and finishing additional gauge holders.

Related products

#0525-611 Dashgrill gauge holder, left, 1 hole 80mm, black
#0525-612 Dashgrill gauge holder, left, 2 holes 52mm, black
#0525-615 Dashgrill gauge holder, right, 1 hole 52mm, black
#0525-630 Dashgrill gauge holder set, 3 hole 52mm, black, RHD

Dashgrill gauge holder, left, 1 hole 80mm, black

0525-611   Beetle 08/57-
This is a very nice classical item to embellish your interior. We often meet handy VW beetle lovers who have adapted the original dashboard grill, however the work was not always highly finished. The dashboard grills that we have now in stock can offer the perfect solution for adding and finishing additional gauge holders.

Dashgrill gauge holder, left, 2 holes 52mm, black

0525-612   Beetle 08/57-
This is a very nice classical item to embellish your interior. We often meet handy VW beetle lovers who have adapted the original dashboard grill, however the work was not always highly finished. The dashboard grills that we have now in stock can offer the perfect solution for adding and finishing additional gauge holders.

Dashgrill gauge holder, right, 1 hole 52mm, black

0525-615   Beetle 08/57-
This is a very nice classical item to embellish your interior. We often meet handy VW beetle lovers who have adapted the original dashboard grill, however the work was not always highly finished. The dashboard grills that we have now in stock can offer the perfect solution for adding and finishing additional gauge holders.

Dashgrill gauge holder set, 3 hole 52mm, black, RHD

0525-630   Beetle 08/57-
This is a very nice classical item to embellish your interior. We often meet handy VW beetle lovers who have adapted the original dashboard grill, however the work was not always highly finished. The dashboard grills that we have now in stock can offer the perfect solution for adding and finishing additional gauge holders.

Front rubber mats between front seats

0538-850   Bus 08/67-07/79
211 863 781A
This rubber mat sits between the two front seats on Type 2 08/67-07/79 walk-thru buses. It?s now perfectly possible to replace hardened and torn items by new ones of good quality. Available each from stock.

Taillight bulb holder, single, as pair

0626-300   Beetle 50-10/52- ch. 1-397 022
111 945 161 + 111 945 162
These taillight supports have two functions. On the one hand they fix the taillight on the fender and on the other hand they have a facility to mount the bulb. These clips often get damaged by breaking down of the rusty assembly wire ends or the light bulb holder is corroded and the replacement is the best solution. BBT can deliver the lamp bulb holders a pair from stock.

Related products

#0626-310 Taillight bulb holder, dual, as pair
#0626-400 Taillight bulb holder, single, as pair
#0626-410 Taillight bulb holder, dual, as pair

Taillight bulb holder, dual, as pair

0626-310   Beetle 50-10/52- ch. 1-397 022
111 945 161 + 111 945 162
These taillight supports have two functions. On the one hand they fix the taillight on the fender and on the other hand they have a facility to mount the bulb. These clips often get damaged by breaking down of the rusty assembly wire ends or the light bulb holder is corroded and the replacement is the best solution. BBT can deliver the lamp bulb holders a pair from stock.

Taillight bulb holder, single, as pair

0626-400   Beetle 11/52-07/55ch. 1-397 023 - ch. 1-929 745
111 945 161B + 111 945 162B
These taillight supports have two functions. On the one hand they fix the taillight on the fender and on the other hand they have a facility to mount the bulb. These clips often get damaged by breaking down of the rusty assembly wire ends or the light bulb holder is corroded and the replacement is the best solution. BBT can deliver the lamp bulb holders a pair from stock.

Taillight bulb holder, dual, as pair

0626-410   Beetle 11/52-07/55ch. 1-397 023 - ch. 1-929 745
111 945 161B + 111 945 162B
These taillight supports have two functions. On the one hand they fix the taillight on the fender and on the other hand they have a facility to mount the bulb. These clips often get damaged by breaking down of the rusty assembly wire ends or the light bulb holder is corroded and the replacement is the best solution. BBT can deliver the lamp bulb holders a pair from stock.

Fuse box bakelite for 8 fuses

0662-505   Beetle Bus
We already had fuse boxes for 2 - (0662-475), 4- (0662-485) and 6 fuses (0662-495) available, which are originally to be found on Type 1 and Type 2, however we?ve got often requests in our shop after the version for 8 fuses. This way it will be possible to add 1 pair of fuses as an alternative for the original, whereas you can still keep the original looks. From now on they are available from stock in a complete unit inclusive 8 fuses of 8 ampere.

Headlight Vintage grills, as pair

0664-100   Beetle, Bus -07/67
Initially these grills have been designed for racing and fans of travelling off road. They protect the headlight lenses against stones and branches, though their Vintage look makes them also very suitable for regular use. The grills are available per pair in a good chromed quality from stock.

Related products

#0664-110 Headlight Vintage grills, as pair

Headlight Vintage grills, as pair

0664-110   Beetle, Bus 08/67-07/79
Initially these grills have been designed for racing and fans of travelling off road. They protect the headlight lenses against stones and branches, though their Vintage look makes them also very suitable for regular use. The grills are available per pair in a good chromed quality from stock.

Mechanism for heat control

0729-200   Beetle 10/52-07/64 Bus 07/51-07/67
111 711 681 + 111 711 671A + 111 711 675 + 111 711 677 + N 13 328 1 + N 13 216 1
The mechanism that we have now for sale is very useful to control the heater cables on Type 1 10/52-07/64 and Type 2 07/51-07/67. The mechanism is located in the driver?s cabin near the feet and is often damaged by frequent manipulations and/or corrosion. BBT can deliver you as from now an own reproduction from stock. The control button can be ordered separately under # 0729.

Outer seat panel, left

0730-100   Beetle 08/75-
171 881 479B 01C
You can find on Type 1 seats from model year 1976 at both sides a hinge part PVC cover plates which protect the seat commanding mechanism. These PVC cover plates can get damaged by getting into and out of the vehicle, so that their replacement is the only solution. These cover plates are available each for each side from stock. You need you need all four parts for 1 vehicle.

Related products

#0731-100 Outer seat panel, right
#0732-100 Inner seat panel, left
#0733-100 Inner seat panel, right

Outer seat panel, right

0731-100   Beetle 08/75-
171 881 480B 01C
You can find on Type 1 seats from model year 1976 at both sides a hinge part PVC cover plates which protect the seat commanding mechanism. These PVC cover plates can get damaged by getting into and out of the vehicle, so that their replacement is the only solution. These cover plates are available each for each side from stock. You need you need all four parts for 1 vehicle.

Inner seat panel, left

0732-100   Beetle 08/75-
171 881 477C 01C
You can find on Type 1 seats from model year 1976 at both sides a hinge part PVC cover plates which protect the seat commanding mechanism. These PVC cover plates can get damaged by getting into and out of the vehicle, so that their replacement is the only solution. These cover plates are available each for each side from stock. You need you need all four parts for 1 vehicle.

Inner seat panel, right

0733-100   Beetle 08/75-
171 881 478C 01C
You can find on Type 1 seats from model year 1976 at both sides a hinge part PVC cover plates which protect the seat commanding mechanism. These PVC cover plates can get damaged by getting into and out of the vehicle, so that their replacement is the only solution. These cover plates are available each for each side from stock. You need you need all four parts for 1 vehicle.

Starter cable for D and TD

0945-300   Type 25 01/85-
251 711 501E
Cold start with diesel engines goes together with pulling out the starter handle, that forces the injection via a cable in the diesel injection pump, in order that the engine will start quicker. If this cable has been damaged, the correct functioning may become a problem, so you can?t start a cold engine anymore. We can deliver you from now on this cable each from stock.

Torsion leaves, standard, as pair

1396-300   Bus 03/55-07/79
211 411 033 x2
Service for many long years, heavy cargo and badly paved roads can damage the torsion leaves of your Type 2 ? 07/79 which will lead to a bad road-holding of your vehicle. The best solution will be to replace the torsion leaves. From now on we can deliver these leaves in an original version per pair from stock.

Rear transmission mount, heavy duty

1481-100   Beetle, Karmann Ghia 10/52-07/72 Bus -07/67Type 3
211 301 263
This transmount can be found at both sides at the back of the gear box and makes that the gear box and engine are duly kept assembled on the body. The seal can get damaged due to dehydration and the influences of leaking oil so that a good connection without vibrations between the driving part and the body is no longer secured. Besides of the standard quality (# 1481) available in our assortment for some time BBT presents now a reinforced version. Sold for each side from stock.

Flywheel, Chromoly, 200 mm, 12V, lightened

1571-100  Type 1
Tuning of the engine-power of Type 1 engines requires materials resistant to extreme working circumstances. The flywheel is such a part that doesn?t suit optimally in the standard version for tuned engines and that?s why we offer you a good alternative. The Chromoly lightweight flywheel that BBT has now in stock has some useful features for engine tuning. The material is stronger, harder, more resistant for corrosion and fluctuations of temperature, whereas there remains still enough resilience and endurance on the flywheel. An additional characteristic of this flywheel is the low weight in regard to BBT # 1571. The Chromoly lightweight flywheel weighs only 5,560kg, which is a 340 gram less than # 1571. The flywheel is available each from stock.

Windscreen wipers, grey, each, 285mm

2404-100   Karmann Ghia -09/66
141 955 425
Until today we hadn?t a good solution to replace wiper blades and arms for Karmann Ghia till model year 1967. The only answer was to employ used wiper blades and arms, after they previously had been adjusted . BBT has now wiper blades and arms available from stock.

Related products

#2441-100 Wiper arm, grey, each

Wiper arm, grey, each

2441-100   Karmann Ghia -09/66
141 955 407
Until today we hadn?t a good solution to replace wiper blades and arms for Karmann Ghia till model year 1967. The only answer was to employ used wiper blades and arms, after they previously had been adjusted . BBT has now wiper blades and arms available from stock.

Seat padding 1/3 front bottom

3530-100   Bus 08/67-07/74
211 881 369C
Our assortment of seat paddings wasn?t complete yet, as we hadn?t yet this 1/3 seating part at the front bottom for Type 2 08/67- 07/74 model. From now on we can deliver it each in a nice reproduction from stock.

Rear window seal, Deluxe

7607-100   Type 25 05/79-07/92
255 845 521
There is a new extension of our quite vast offer of Type 25 bus seals recently available from stock. These rear window seals are made in Germany. It?s no longer a problem to replace dried out torn items.

Spacer spring, S/S

8755-06  M6 Din 137B
N 12 226 2
This S/S spacer spring has different applications on our air-cooled VW such as assembly of several mechanical parts. The spacers are available each.

Skywindow glass, clear

8949-700   Bus 03/55-07/67
241 845 601
Window-glasses can get scratched after many years or damaged due to manipulation during removing and/or assembling. We used to have second-hand sky window glasses for Type 2 Samba buses, though our stock is meanwhile exhausted. From now on we can offer you this replacing item in clear (# 8949-700) or green version (# 8949-701).

Related products

#8949-701 Skywindow glass, green

Skywindow glass, green

8949-701   Bus 03/55-07/67
241 845 601
Window-glasses can get scratched after many years or damaged due to manipulation during removing and/or assembling. We used to have second-hand sky window glasses for Type 2 Samba buses, though our stock is meanwhile exhausted. From now on we can offer you this replacing item in clear (# 8949-700) or green version (# 8949-701).

911 style wheel, chrome15 x 4.55 lug (5x130)ET +45

9538-050
We already had for quite some time the 911 style wheels in polished version in our offer, though we get often requests for shining and chromed style wheels. From now on BBT can deliver this chrome 911 style wheels each from stock in a 4,5 x 15", 5,5 x 15 and Deep 6 6 x 15" version.

Related products

#9539-050 911 style wheel, chrome

15 x 5.5

5 lug (5x130)

ET +45
#9539-650 911 style wheel, chrome

DEEP 6, 15 x 6

5 lug (5x130)

ET +35

911 style wheel, chrome15 x 5.55 lug (5x130)ET +45

9539-050
We already had for quite some time the 911 style wheels in polished version in our offer, though we get often requests for shining and chromed style wheels. From now on BBT can deliver this chrome 911 style wheels each from stock in a 4,5 x 15", 5,5 x 15 and Deep 6 6 x 15" version.

911 style wheel, chromeDEEP 6, 15 x 65 lug (5x130)ET +35

9539-650
We already had for quite some time the 911 style wheels in polished version in our offer, though we get often requests for shining and chromed style wheels. From now on BBT can deliver this chrome 911 style wheels each from stock in a 4,5 x 15", 5,5 x 15 and Deep 6 6 x 15" version.