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Old 07-06-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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Rebadging complete

I finally finished the morphing of the Dodge Sprinter into a Mercedes Sprinter. You can see the result on the website.

Now I have to decide where to put a SMB label as I want any SMB's to know I am in the club too! The SMB 4wd's are pretty recognizeable but not so the Sprinter. I will probably put it in the rear over the license plate as I am being passed most of the time in my search for economy.

For my HO Association, I have been a stealty as a 9'4" vehicle can be and that is why the original SMB came off.

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Old 07-06-2008, 11:35 AM   #2
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Sorry, I can't tell what you're talking about.
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Old 07-06-2008, 11:51 AM   #3
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That's because I am speaking of Sportsmobiles and Sprinters not Land Rovers . . .

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PS. We lived in Santa Barbara for 15 years - had a great time!
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:02 PM   #4
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Oh, now it's perfectly clear.
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Was clear to me, maybe a picture would help.
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:00 AM   #6
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A couple of pictures are here http://www.ourexcellentadventures.co...modifications/

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Old 11-20-2008, 09:10 PM   #7
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Kieth,

What source did you use for your Mercedes conversion parts?

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I ordered from various sources. Most changes are easy except for the grille which will need to be painted and the steering wheel emblem for which there is not a good source. I checked photos of European Sprinters to make sure my 2500 was done correctly. Some have over-badged – using pieces that go on a 3500 and/or a US 2500. Parts for the 08 are the same for the 07 so you may see them listed on an invoice as such.

Sprinter Parts Depot
Rear Center Star Badge 07+YES Glass/NO wiper (this is the part for the center of the back door – 3 pieces) (10 minutes installation)
Mercedes Hood Badge (5 minutes installation)
Mercedes 2500 Alloy (wheels) Center Caps (5 minutes installation)

Mercedes Sprinter Conversions
Adhesive 318 CDI Rear Door Badge (30 minutes installation – you have to remove the badge that is there)

From e-bay
Mercedes-Benz Steering Wheel Horn Emblem (while this is a MB emblem, it is not what is on a European Sprinter) (30 minutes installation – you have to remove Dodge button – you’re left with a 50 cents piece that has concentric rubber rings at the bottom – I took those out but probably did not have to – the badge is actually Velcroed on with the Velcro bulk being inside the hole)

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Grille (this is easily bent in shipping and the most expensive piece – some ship with other badge items you may or may not need)
(part took 4 days to get painted at a body shop) (90 minutes installation time – includes pulling the old grill)

Most of these links sell multiple products so you can compare prices/shipping, etc.

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Re: Rebadging complete

Hi Keith,
dont you want to sell me the Dodge Badges?
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Re: Rebadging complete

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Hi Keith,
dont you want to sell me the Dodge Badges?
No, I am keeping all of that in case I need to morph back into a Dodge.
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