G-1 lining material needed

Discussion in 'General Flight Jacket Discussion' started by CBI, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    I have a mid-50's era L. Foster G-1 that needs to be completely relined. Does anyone know where to purchase good material for this? Needing enough fabric for one size 44 jacket.

    thanks
     
  2. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Well-Known Member

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    John
    Have you considered contacting US Authentic ?
    They might consider selling you the material but their prices for doing the work seem reasonable .
    I’ve never used them but you might talk to them .
     
  3. johnwayne

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    Maybe our friend here, Ken at Aeroleather might be worth a PM if he doesn't see this? I'm sure he could tell you exactly what to look for or might even be able to sell you some, or for that matter how about Jay at Headwind or Steve Sellers, both your side of the pond?
     
  4. Brettafett

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    Cockpit USA might help.
     
  5. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    thanks all. Yes, I did looking US Authentic and at other folks for doing the work. I have someone locally who will probably replace the knits and re-do the lining and zipper for about $100 total once I supply the parts. She does A- work sometimes but I have learned that if the work is done during the slower times of year for her, she does a super job. I have a great Brill Bros G-1 wearer so I don't really want to spend too much on this other project. Thanks again
     
  6. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    That's a terrific deal for a USN restoration, so long as it's done right, we wouldn't do the knits for that and the lining is very complicated
     
  7. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    thanks Ken. My guess is that it would be about 90% right for that price. She does nice job but does not know all of the "correct" details. I cam pass those along with probably a 90% success rate!

    No hurry on this project, I am going to think about it.
     
  8. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Well-Known Member

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    The lining, being rayon, would benfit greatly from being overlocked, worth checking if your repairer has such a machine
     
  9. CBI

    CBI Well-Known Member

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    good point Ken!!!
     

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