A while back when I started to put together my ETO fighter pilot I knew I'd have to have a Flighter at some point. So I started looking and frankly the prices scared me away. Then I saw one advertised on the forum here and I grabbed it. To say it was a bit forlorn was an understatement, but I have this thing for wayward bits. It begged to be saved. Once in hand I was discouraged to see it was even more forlorn than I thought. It was then that I came across "Society Brand Hat Co." and Pete Williams. When looking at his website I saw he did restoration work. With that in mind I asked him if he'd take it on and he did.
While I suppose I broke some sort of code in having the original Flighter restored, I just felt like that unknown pilot might want it back some time and it should look the part.
First batch of pictures are how it looked to begin with and the start of the tear down by Pete.