I am 53 years old and want to turn my moms 72 Nova Coupe into a muscle car I never had in High School. The car has been in my family since it was new. I helped pick it out in 1972. It is gold in color with a off white biege interior. It has a stock 350 engine. The car needs a paint job, some body work, new interior, and I want to rebuild the engine, and soupe it up a bit with headers and dual exhaust. I want it to be a nice clean drivable car. I would like to put some larger, wider wheels/tires on it and change the suspension so it has a slight rake to it but improve its handling. I thought about a Hotchkiss lowering kit with new front coils and stabalizer bar and new rear leafs and stabalizer bar. People have mentioned coil overs for the front also, and other brands of lowering suspension kits. I really don't know where to start as I have never rebuilt a car before. I do have a friend who has a shop and has restored cars before. I would be working on my car with my friend at his shop. I have some money set aside for this project and I suspect I will go over budget. I will probably change the color to a blue metallic with a darker interior. Any suggestions would be appreciated.