Good advice!Budget has a lot to do with it too. There is nothing worse than having dreams and visions of a resto-mod and sinking a good deal of money into them and realizing midstream that its going to take a lot more money than you thought to get it on the road. That tends to make the wife unhappy too.
There might be more than a few people that will disagree with me on this, but it just depends on your flavor. These cars' suspensions and brakes are not that great (to put it nicely) by today's standards when they are bone stock. They also are not like Corvettes where they are worth a whole lot monetarily when they are in stock form.