OK, I'll ask a *dumb* question; Larry, is there any possibility that your friendly, local M-B dealer could order all of the manual transmission parts, brackets, etc.?
I crashed a BMW motorcycle many years back, and the dealer rebuilt it from a touring to sport model. The engine, trans and running gear were all interchangeable, so all he had to do was go through the parts microfiche and order all of the parts, brackets and little doo-dads.
Just wondering if M-B could do the same for its cars...
'96 E300D 56kmi
'95 Audi 90 118 kmi
'92 GMC Suburban 138 kmi
'85 300SD 218 kmi