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I recall there was an article in Car Classics Magazine in the late 60s or early 70s about the

restoration of a 1917 Premier. Someone should have these magazines archived. They were often beautifully illustrated. Probably too old of news to be helpful by now, but thought I would pass that tidbit on.

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I recall there was an article in Car Classics Magazine in the late 60s or early 70s about the

restoration of a 1917 Premier. Someone should have these magazines archived. They were often beautifully illustrated. Probably too old of news to be helpful by now, but thought I would pass that tidbit on.

I remember that issue and that article. I probably still have it buried in my stuff since I save everything.

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Me too, Keiser (we should get together some time for coffee and fantasize about the stuff we rat holed but no longer can find)! HO! Let me know if you get down this way to southeast Idaho. Premier 20 if you will PM your address I will dig and see if I can find this article and pass it on to you.

Perry in Idaho

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A friend of mine and his son took their 1951 Buick Special, which they restored together, to the Buick National Meet near Boston this last weekend. Lucky for me they agreed to swing through Connecticut and pickup the rest of the pieces of the CT Premier. Jim also again helped out in making all this possible, thank you again. I thought that it might not ever all get here. Thanks for all the help.

The second picture is what the car looked like over 30 years ago when I first found out about the car. It was not in very good shape then, and even worse now, but well worth all the effort. Wish I would have purchased the car then, better late than never though?

There are some great people that I have met and talked to in this hobby that have helped me with this project.

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My Connecticut Premier parts arrived yesterday. My friends started their trip by driving to Astoria, OR in their '51 Buick and out onto the beach. They then turned around and hauled the car to MA for the Buick meet, then onto Maine to complete their coast to coast trip. Thank you to them for bringing my parts back.

We are getting closer on the body. A few more adjustments and the skin will fit over the wood again, then the doors.

Lots of work left to do!

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Not much happening with the project lately. Wheat harvest gets in the way of a lot of fun.

A picture of the engine after all the internal components have been installed, and the current state of the body.

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We are making progress, it seems slow, but we are moving along. Found a steering wheel at the Bakersfield Pre war meet this last spring. The hub fit another car, but the wood is a perfect match for our Premier hub. Nice to have an original wood wheel. We have also been working on new lug nuts, and a new part for one of the wheels. The body is also getting very close. Still seems like a lot to do. Starter, generator .........

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The body is very close to having some color ! Thought every one would like a peek at the under seat area, since most won't see it after the car is done. The middle lid covers the Cutler Hammer magnetic shifter and the two compartments on each side are storage.

Almost done with my wife's 69 Chevrolet pickup paint job! Just in time for Christmas.

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Took the frame to be straightened, it appears that grandpa may have had an accident. The frame needed some adjustment, now the body will fit the frame properly. One rail was pushed back and up, now we have it right again.

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Modern technology at work. 8 different points on the frame measured, plus height, giving us 16 points. A little nervous watching them pull on this 92 year old frame. Was well worth the effort, the body fits much better and so will all the rest of the parts and pieces.

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This is a very good thread. I need to re-read the whole thing..again.

I would like to know how you ended up with this family owned car, and how/why you found the other one in CT so many decades ago.

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My great grandfather purchased three Premier's. A 1917 as seen in post #62 (serial #1566), a 1920 6-D 7 passenger touring (#6087) and this 1920 2 passenger roadster(#6030). The first two my father never saw, this on has been here since. The Connecticut Premier I learned about in 1979, I was too young to know the significance of the car, too far and too much money for me at the time. Then through this forum a member who was helping with an estate told me about the car, this time I did not hesitate !

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Thought I should let everyone know that we are still working. Working on the final touches to the body. A new striker that I made, patterned from the original drivers side out of bronze. We now have all the door hardware finished and working. Amazing how many companies that built pieces for this car are still in business. Sargent Lock Company supplied the new locks for the rear compartment doors just like they did in 1920 !post-54566-143141923227_thumb.jpg

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Hi Chris,

I am amazed over what I see. It's an enormous effort you've put into this. Nice to see the progress since I saw it more than two years ago.

I'll drop by here to keep an eye on how it's going.

- The Carpet Rack Assistant -

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The pieces are getting finished. The body is back in the shop next to the model A in its maroon paint. The frame and axles are done and we are ready to start putting the brake components and the engine in. It's finally going back together !

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Does anyone know what happened to the 1920 Premier 7 pass touring that was in the Harrah colliection in the 1970's ? What was the serial number ? It was in original at that time when I went there and took pictures.

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I recall there was an article in Car Classics Magazine in the late 60s or early 70s about the

restoration of a 1917 Premier. Someone should have these magazines archived. They were often beautifully illustrated. Probably too old of news to be helpful by now, but thought I would pass that tidbit on.

I put the index together of all the Car Classics and Car Collector magazines, plus Nostalgic Car and Car Exchange. The index is printed in the back of most Car Collector magazines starting in 1996. The 1918 Premiere story appeared in the April 1970 issue

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