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Grille Badge
« on: 29 December 2006, 04:00 PM »
I know this is a ridiculous obsession but I've always loved grille badges.  I have my MBCA (M-B Club of America) badge and my 250,000km badge direct from M-B.

Has anyone here ever considered having some made to show off their support of our W116s?  I've run across a site that will make 25 for $23.50 USD apiece ($29.81 AUD).  A little pricey I suppose, but worth it for interested parties, I'd think.

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #1 on: 29 December 2006, 04:31 PM »
one of the south african guys on the 116 yahoo groups had a batch made, cant remember his name, but he shipped them globally a couple of years ago
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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #2 on: 29 December 2006, 09:14 PM »
I didn't know this forum had an 'owner'!
Who is he or she?

His name is admin  ;)

Sorry, couldn't resist :)

Mforcer is the brains behind the machine and there was a thread a while back talking about costs or similar, I remember putting my hand up for coffee cups and beer mugs but just tossing around ideas.  How about a w116.org stein!

I think the grille badge is a good idea. I'll get a couple.  There's possibilities for other things too but thumbs up on the badge.  Would you be thinking on the lines of being similar too the club type badges but with w116.org around the bottom?  Something like that?  I know Andrew116 could throw a graphic together of what it would look like (if he's not too busy) ;)

One thing I wont get is a sticker, there's no more space on my rear window that's covered with playboy and brewery stickers, oh and the "back off a'hole" one I added yesterday. :D 
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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #3 on: 30 December 2006, 12:30 AM »
Oscar - have you got a Conargo Pub sticker? If not, you ain't a real Riverina Redneck yet!!!
I'l put my hand up for a bonnet badge -or a 116 Gin and Tonic glass.
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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #4 on: 30 December 2006, 12:31 AM »
OOPS!!! Grille Badge. Result of a GnT I think....
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1979 450SE. Silvergreen/Ivory leather. For sale.
2001 ML320. Titanite Red/Java leather.
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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #5 on: 30 December 2006, 01:28 AM »
Oscar - have you got a Conargo Pub sticker? If not, you ain't a real Riverina Redneck yet!!!

 :D  I had no idea anyone else on the forum knew about Conargo Pub and the mandatory sticker.  I'm impressed.  There's also another sticker - "Carrathool Pub" halfway between Griffith and Hay.  I could quite easily duck down the street right now and find a few utes with the complete collection.  You know, I think there's an unwritten rule as to which sticker goes where.
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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #6 on: 30 December 2006, 01:42 AM »
Oscar - you have never asked me where I grew up.....and it's too late now cos I am not telling...
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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #7 on: 30 December 2006, 04:52 AM »
Oscar - you have never asked me where I grew up.....and it's too late now cos I am not telling...
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I'd guess somewhere very flat and dusty ::) Covers a lot of territory doesn't it.  :) Some people I've come across absolutely love it.  I prefer a bit more geography myself.
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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #8 on: 30 December 2006, 11:42 AM »
Well all,

I don't have too much graphics experience but if I could get some time this week, perhaps I could put something together...  I at least know some people that could help me.

I will see if I can't come up with something formal soon but since we all congregate at this site, I was thinking of something that would tie in to this.  I would think the badge should be a standard 3" diameter round badge (76.2mm) with two studs on the back for mounting through the grille.

Around the edge of the badge would say something like "International W116 Enthusiasts Group - The First S Class" and then a logo in the center...

Again, the price would be $23.50 USD and $29.81 AUD not including shipping...  However, I work for a company that gets a great discount on international shipping so it should be fairly reasonable...

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #9 on: 30 December 2006, 09:27 PM »
Fantastic   please count me in  johnj

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #10 on: 30 December 2006, 09:48 PM »
Just putting forward some ideas, but something based on this sort of design would be nice:







I think the gold is a bit tacky though, have it in silver, with "w116.org" across the top, keep the oakleaves down the side and maybe "W116 owners group" down the bottom half,

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #11 on: 31 December 2006, 12:14 AM »
There's so many to decide from.  A grille badge with Des example in silver would match the below-the-hood-star-badge .  I've no idea what it should look like but here's some other ideas/examples.  I had thought the idea of a silhouette of a 116 in the middle and I found a similar gullwing one. 

Anyway, not to sway opinion, apply the w116 international theme to the following.  I'll go with the majority, just trying to make the decision more difficult. ;D







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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #12 on: 31 December 2006, 01:58 PM »
kinda  off topic but If anyone would like to put together a club shirt i have a screen printing biz and could do it cheap.
heres a few links of prints I have done for fun

http://forum.mbspares.com.au/viewtopic.php?t=300

http://www.fefcholden.org.au/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=s4sale;action=display;num=1045721795;start=20


 you might notice both these thread generated more funny repys than orders for shirts  lol

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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #13 on: 10 January 2007, 01:16 PM »
Hi Hoddo,

I looked at your pics when you posted, just curious if you need group orders or can you do one-offs?   Are they screen printed or heat transfer?  How about hats?  I'd think about a custom print perhaps if I could come up with something.



Guys, where's my grille badge.  :)   I thought a few more designs would've popped up by now. I can't help, sorry.
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Re: Grille Badge
« Reply #14 on: 10 January 2007, 02:00 PM »
hi Oscar.. they are screenprinted. I can do one off prints usually single colour as multi colour prints are alot of work..ie need a screen for each colour. Sorry cant do hats