So the guy buys it, and finally sells it and it gets moved from California to St Louis to some backyard, basement, and garage. Still a lot of crates and parts.
The rumors get out, kids played on it, and all the locals knew where it was. A guy flys in for a show, and buys it by first clearing and cleaning out the garage.. made someones wife very happy to see all the plane parts go away! Trucked the parts from St Louis to Illinois.. 6 trucks and 5 trailers. The restoration was finished in 1993
found on http://gizmodo.com/this-gorgeous-warbird-is-more-phoenix-than-mustang-572235249 where you can read the whole story, which is just one in the book Hidden Warbirds http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2014/01/hidden-warbirds-two-books-in-style-of.html