Shop Visit: Premier Body and Paint

A couple of weeks ago when my weekend plans were changed due to a show being cancelled due to an impending ice storm I looked for alternate places to cover on the site. One of my favorites is my good buddy Jeff Myers’ Premier Body and Paint in Arkansas City, KS, so I decided to head down to AC and see what Jeff was up to. A couple of months ago Jeff bought out a former partner in the business and has been making some changes since then. Things are starting to look different around the shop and I see a new gleam in Jeff’s eye that’s telling me he’s got a renewed energy. I’m looking forward to seeing what Premier turns out in 2014. For those that don’t know Jeff took my car from stock to wild paint last winter, read more about that here, and it may be going back for a couple more kustom touches this winter if the timing works out:).

 1957 Ford under construction. The car was Jeff
1957 Ford under construction. The car was Jeff’s Dad’s back in the old days and now Jeff and his son are working on it for a customer.
This beauty is owned by a fellow Beatnik and is at Premier for a chop. Jeff says it\’s one of the nicest cars that he\’s had in for a chop yet.
Formerly this 1960 Ford Fairlane was owned by McPhail. Shortly after going to it\’s new home in NJ the car was sideswiped by a city bus. After being stored at Premier for awhile the body work has now been redone and the car is ready for the kustom fadeaway paint job.


Voodoo Jim\’s Corn Cobb Coupe is in for a freshened Nailhead. While the engine is out it\’s time to dress up the frame and firewall a bit.
This fastback Mustang is in the shop for a bit of frame straightening and is waiting it\’s turn on the rack.
The back shop at Premier is going to be transformed from storage to the Kustom Shop. The front shop will continue to be the collision shop and pay the bills allowing Jeff to do the kustom work back here. Pictured are a couple of cars that are in for some kustom touches.


Jeff’s own 63 Ford Kustom hanging out in the back shop. I’m partial to 63 Galaxie’s and this one is one of my favorites.

See you at a show,

Royboy’s Weekend Update!

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On Thursday this week I announced that I’ll be giving an award away at the 2013 KKOA Leadsled Spectacular. Included in that announcement was the initial list of sponsors that are kind enough to add to the prize pack that will accompany the award.

Award Sponsors:
RJay’s Speed Shop : 15% discount on any RJay’s built items like these. RJay’s has also been kind enough to offer 10% off of most everything else that they carry. Let’s hear a big round of applause for RJay’s being the first sponsor. Thanks brother!

Devilles Barbershop: A traditional barbershop in Wichita, KS Devilles understands that you need to look as good as your ride so they’ve offered up 2 free hair cut and shaves. A $26 value. Thanks!

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Premier Body & Paint: My friend Jeff Myers of Premier Body & Paint in Arkansas City, KS has been generous to extend a 15% off to the award winner. Jeff has had a hand in some of the koolest kustoms to come out of Kansas in the last 20 years. Give Jeff a call at (620) 441-0820
Examples of Jeff’s work:
Jeff Myers of Premier Body & Paint in Arkansas City KS 57 Caddy Seville at the Stray Kat Kustoms Starliner show in Wichita, KS
Here’s Jeff’s personal 57 Caddy.
2011 Lonestar Roundup - Austin, TX 
Shea’s killer shoebox
2011 Lonestar Roundup - Austin, TX
60 Fairlane that was formerly McPhail’s

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Jeff’s 63 Galaxie Kustom

There are more examples of Jeff’s work and I just don’t have time to list them all. Check out Premier Body & Paint for all of your kustom body & paint work needs. He was also responsible for the new kustom paint on my own personal 63 Galaxie seen here.

Thanks Jeff for helping out the cause!

See you at a show,


2013…So Far.

Click on any of the slideshows to go to the full gallery.

2013 started like they all do here, with the Starbird-Devlin show in Wichita.

Then a trip to shoot a feature which allowed me to hit 2 shops while I was out.  I stopped by Ryno Built and Fast A.L.’s Upholstery.

Then it was of to Kansas City for the World of Wheels.

After that was a trip to Tulsa for the Starbird Rod & Custom show.

Then it was back to the Wichita area (Park City) for The Chill

Then it was off to the Texas Thaw in Denton TX which allowed me to stop at 3 of my friends shops along the way, Chaotic Customs, Premier Body & Paint and Atlas Speed & Custom.

Then it was back to Texas for the Goodguys Spring Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, TX.

So as far as I can recollect, that is what I’ve been up to in the last 3 months.

See you at a show,