[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][mk_image src=”http://paintscrapers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/butty-cv-02a.jpg” image_width=”792″ image_height=”330″ crop=”false” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”40″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”30″]If you’re not familiar with Buttys Bits then a little background may be needed. Simon ‘Butty’ Butland is a close friend of the club and has been involved in the VW scene since the mid 90’s, owning various motors along the way, but is a true Bus-Boy. While trying to improve his VW’s, like most of us, he found that there were many parts that were either not available or poorly made. However, unlike most of us, Butty didn’t just sit round moaning, he got of his butt, and used his engineering background to design and develop some high quality parts to solve these issues.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][mk_image src=”http://paintscrapers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/butty-throttle-kit02.jpg” image_width=”300″ image_height=”220″ crop=”true” lightbox=”false” frame_style=”simple” target=”_self” caption_location=”inside-image” align=”left” margin_bottom=”10″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Butty has various parts from wheel adapters and spacers to horse shoe plates and some nice mugs. Probably his most famous offering are his legendary Throttle Kits, for both Split & Bay buses.
These are true works of art. They’re so lovely to look at it’s a shame to hide them under your bus. We’ll cover these in a separate article as they really do deserve they’re own space. And as such we’ll be covering those at a later date, in a full ‘How to’ article.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]The reason for this short piece to let everyone know that Butty has been hard at work producing yet another barnstorming new kit, CV fitting hardware, starting with spreader plates for Bay Window and T25 buses. These aren’t like the badly punched ones you get in most kits, they’re precision CNC cut out of sheet steel then zinc passivated to prevent rust. They’re available on their own, but you’ll need 3 per CV joint, for a complete set you’d need 12 in total (3 x 4CV’s).
Why stop at just the spreader plates? Butty can also offer you a full set of allen headed high tensile bolts and some superb locking washers to complete the kit. The washers are something special in themselves as they’re SCHNORR washers with locking serrations, that once torqued up, aren’t going anywhere. Leaving you to drive safe in the knowledge that you’re not going to lose any on that road trip.
For a full list of available parts you need to check out buttysbits.com or visit one of the many shows throughout the year as he can normally be found alongside Paintscraper Tim Sykes’ Early VW part emporium.[/vc_column_text][mk_image_slideshow image_width=”792″ image_height=”350″ effect=”fade” animation_speed=”700″ slideshow_speed=”7000″ pause_on_hover=”false” smooth_height=”true” direction_nav=”true” images=”1571,1572,1573,1574,1575,1576″][/vc_column][/vc_row]