This reminds me a bit of this cartoon I used to watch as a kid called phineas and ferb were they would build crazy stuff and everybody asked "aren't you to jung to build (insert something crazy)?"
and they would just reply with "yes..... yes we are" and continue building.
As a Kid I never really spend much money on anything since the age of 5 to save up to someday buy a cool car. I also got some finencial help from my parents because they didnt want me to ride a motorcycle.
And about the car yes it WAS really bad, lots of rust, bad suspension all around, bad wiring and so on......
Right now all of the structural rust has ben fixed the car has a complete new floor pan welded in by welder/chassis builder for free by trading him spare porsche 914 parts 😀 I can weld so I will repair the rest of the rust myself.
I removed all of the suspension (A-arms, Struts, sway bar, steering, brakes) even the differential and tank everything got new bushings and all off the surface rust painstakingly removed so that I could paint all of it, while at It the underbody also got painted/undercoated.
Aswell as the new bushings I also installed kyb gas struts because the old ones were not good. I also removed all of the rubber seals, all of the glass, all bodypanels, interior to restore.
The dash was cracked so i used filler and lots of sanding to repair it all of the gauge glasses were so crappy that you couldn't see the gauges I removet them and polished until they were clear again.
So I basically tore down the car to the bare chassis in a small garage with no lift so working with a jack and jack stands.
"have you thaught this through?" well I think I am doing pretty ell for a 16 year old with a limided budget. This is no half a$$ed restoration! I already have all of the restored suspension, brakes, steering and differential installed, the car is getting ready for paint and
removing the engine block (cylinder head and everything else is already removed).
A restoration doesent have to be horrendously expensive if you do all of the work yourself and spend your money smart!
I will upload a few pictures of the car so that you get an idea.