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Old 04-12-2011, 10:27 AM   #1
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Change 2004 Sprinter Grill to MB

Has anyone advice about conversion of Dodge grill, emblems, name plates and alloy wheel caps to MB.
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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Old 04-12-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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Roger,

What a dumb non-answer you just got from Texas.

Why should you be driving one of the most successful vehicles of it's type ever made - over a million in use around the world - the Mercedes Benz designed, engineered and built in Dusseldorf, Germany SPRINTER - pretending that it is a DODGE?

This false badging occurred for the short while that Daimler unsuccessfully owned Chrysler, before walking away from their misadventure.

You can get what you are looking for from a guy named Rudi, living in Arizona:

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Old 04-12-2011, 02:06 PM   #4
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My late Interstate was a Dodge, but I quickly changed it to MB badging, front grille, stearing wheel badge, wheel centers and decals and nameplates for the back and front. Do not remember what it cost or where I bought the conversion. I think it might have been called The Sprinter Store somewhere in the northwest. zz
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Old 04-12-2011, 04:04 PM   #5
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I don't think that The Sprinter Store carries the grills but I have bought a transmission cooler, an after market turbo resonator and a ScanGuage from them.

Not super fast shipping but reliable.


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Old 04-12-2011, 04:19 PM   #6
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My sister had an early sprinter and did the same thing. However, some of the items she put on developed rust problems. I can't believe they were original MB parts.
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Old 04-16-2011, 03:45 PM   #7
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Check at your nearest Mercedes Benz Sprinter dealer. You might be surprised at the price point they have been offering. The trick is making sure you purchase the parts you need. The parts guy at the Sprinter dealer should be a big help with this.
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The whole kit from the Arizona guy- no need to know what you need - grille, hubs, hood emblem, decals - is $340.
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Talking Please excuse me.

Hello Roger, I apologize for "my dumb non-anwser" (it seems that being from Texas has something to do with my being dumb although I guess I am too dumb to know why) I digress. I should have said " I manage a fleet of Sprinters model years 2002 through 2006, and I am well aware of their complexity and very expensive repair costs for diagnosis/parts and repairs. My advice should have been "Use the money (I saw $340 mentioned) towards good maintenence, i.e. not Autozone filters etc. Price the cost of fluid for your transmission and rear differential. These are exceptional vehicles and I can attest to the results from a good maintenence regime. Sincerely, Scott in Texas via Arizona,Georgia and Ohio. (well, that 'splains it!!)
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Dodge and Chrysler were raped by Daimler and I for one am glad that that relationship is changed, Fiat seems to be better so far. Say what you will about Chryslers faults over the years, the Dailmer years IMO were some of the worst. MPJ
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:23 AM   #11
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It's like polishing an old Airstream. There is no functional reason to invest the time and money but it adds to the bling factor.

Once we get our last functional adjustment taken care of on our new-to-us Westy we will be getting our MB badging kit. We need the A/C working before the real hot weather hits.

We de-Dodged ours right off the bat but still have the generic looking grille and numbers. It needs to be taken back to its James Cook roots. Some day we hope to paint it white which is our favorite James Cook standard color. It was a neat idea for Airstream to import these wonderful European RV's but they messed up a bit in the Americanization process. The swoosh decal and Dodge badging have the biggest yuck factor.

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