Outstanding, good for you!
Not sure what your experience level is but trust me when I say anyone can do the work on these cars if they are patient and do the homework along the way. Your plans of converting it to a 70 are very doable. Understand that halfway into it, you will feel overwhelmed and may doubt your ability to finish it right. That's when you take a step back to regroup, ask lots of questions of the folks in here, and then just focus on one small thing at a time until you get past the hurdles.
Thanks for the advice, you have given solid advise to me in the past when I first joined the forum. You may not remember what you said, but it was about me looking for a car in the first place. Here was your quote:
"The right deal really does come along at times but the people who are able to make their dream materialize are the ones who have cash ready to go and also don't spend too much time kicking tires. Figure out what your budget is and have that cash in an envelope in your safe if you can.
E body cars are super hot so try to learn what you can about values and problems to avoid ahead of time so when that special deal comes along, you can quickly assess and pull the trigger before someone has a chance to buy it out from under you. None of us enjoy hearing the story about "I could've" or "I should've." We love seeing follow up posts with pictures of the new car you just scored much more!"
Funny how that exactly worked out.
As far as my skill set, I have built a couple of race cars, and worked in an alignment shop for a couple of years. So, I enjoy engine work , plus can handle most suspension and brake work. My weakness is body and paint, but I have a couple of friends that do it on the side. I also have a couple of friends that own restoration/hot rod shops if I need a professional. At this point money and time will most likely hold me back more then anything.