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StillOutThere
Posted 2012-02-05 4:58 PM (#306530)
Subject: Master Tech Decal from FL era



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How many dealerships around the US or the world still have a Master Technicians Service Conference decal on their dealership service department entrance door?  This large prominent decal proclaimed that the techs working here were Chrysler trained and by gimminy, you couldn't find better service for your Impl, Chrysler, DeS, Dodge or Plymouth anywhere around these parts.

The pictures show Crenwelge Chrysler in Fredericksburg, Texas, some 23 miles from where I sit.  This dealer opened in 1940 and still proudly serves the community.   In fact, Mr. Milton Crenwelge has a private collection of late '50s and newer Imperials.  Note the private means VERY private.   Yes, I've been in it.

Anyone interested in having a reproduction of that decal before some cowboy shoots out the glass or some 85 year old woman "comes in" without brakes?    Its bound to be a bit expensive in its 4-color gold, blue and black and because of its size but I have a hunch you have an idea where you would put one of these around your place.





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soiouz
Posted 2012-02-08 7:52 PM (#306969 - in reply to #306530)
Subject: RE: Master Tech Decal from FL era



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There's a plaque similar to this now on eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-MASTER-TECHNICIANS-RECOGNITION-PLAQ...
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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2012-02-09 6:03 AM (#307032 - in reply to #306530)
Subject: Re: Master Tech Decal from FL era



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Looks cool.
If you could send me the original photo-file I could probably remake that sign in a freely scalable version to be printed on any size you like.
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StillOutThere
Posted 2012-02-09 7:22 AM (#307044 - in reply to #306530)
Subject: Re: Master Tech Decal from FL era



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The decal being on glass of a window facing outside, it is difficult to get a direct on photo of it without reflections. Also I'd want to tape the exact dimensions. My idea was to get full size as well as half size decals made from this. That service is available locally.

Yes, I have one of the service department award plaques which are made of a type of plastic. they warp very easily over time at room temperature -- as I recall the one on eBay mentions warping. All you have to do is lay them on a flat surface and in a day or three they conform. Mine came from the Chrysler Plymouth dealership in Crane, TX, and still has its brass plaques.
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BigBlockMopar
Posted 2012-02-09 8:30 AM (#307056 - in reply to #306530)
Subject: RE: Master Tech Decal from FL era



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Ok. You could have someone hold a dark or black blanket or something behind you when taking a photo. Or take the pic through a hole in the blanket for even less reflections.
It's also best to stand right in front of the object as not to incorporate any 'false' perspective into the photo. But this coukd be correct fairly easy afterwards if needed.

The text used in the sign looks to be 'Futura Bold'.
Text sample:





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big m
Posted 2012-02-09 8:08 PM (#307158 - in reply to #306530)
Subject: Re: Master Tech Decal from FL era



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When I was taking automatic transmission rebuilding classes in the early eighties, my instructor, Ken Baron, had many dealer awards featuring Tech [Mopar's repair icon] on a shelf in his office. We sat through many hours of filmstrips showing Tech offering up tips on proper assembly and diagnosis.

Ken was a transmission mechanic for Chrysler from the mid fifties to the late sixties.

---John
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Powerflite
Posted 2023-10-11 8:22 PM (#632283 - in reply to #306530)
Subject: Re: Master Tech Decal from FL era



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I was recently told at BigM, that this symbol was used to denote when a technician passed all the master tech classes at Chrysler. It was still used in the late 1970's.



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56D500boy
Posted 2023-10-12 6:52 PM (#632294 - in reply to #632283)
Subject: Re: Master Tech Decal from FL era



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I was recently told at BigM, that this symbol was used to denote when a technician passed all the master tech classes at Chrysler. It was still used in the late 1970's.


I sent an image of that decal to my NOS parts guy who was a Master tech in Canada and asked whether he knew the decal.

He replied:

"Dave,
I have never seen it or don't remember it
Maybe USA only"

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LostDeere59
Posted 2023-10-13 12:25 PM (#632310 - in reply to #306530)
Subject: RE: Master Tech Decal from FL era



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As a Master Elite tech for a different manufacturer I would be very interested in something like this, depending on the size . . .


Gregg

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