Thanks for the input everyone, it has been helpfull. Should clarify, the camera is not a Wet Plate camera, but Whole Plate taking film holders, though this model did come with a wet plate back.
The knobs are is good (but not very good) conditionand will need to be replated (they appear to be pot metal under the brass coating) so that will save me from finding someone to make new knobs (which might be possible, but a bit pricey). The wood repair should not be major just need to fabricate the bracket that the back sits in.
yes to Dave, have Satin Snow glass in all the other view cameras so why not give Dave a bit more work to do (sorry Dave).
The camera back should be OK, just need to find some metal pins to replace the 2 that are missing on one side and the other 2 that have been replace with screws - the previous owner was not very interested in a correct repair it seems. May need to fill some of the screw holes with wood dowel, then drill new holes for the correct screw size.
Will have to wait close the camera up good (film holder and lensboard) before I can check the bellows for light leaks.
Keep those ideas coming, always open to what others have done or are doing with these older cameras.