You're an old fashioned chop shop type restorer , aren't you ?
All it means is you gonna need a bigger garage and much bigger budget.
I am the opposite of the "old fashioned chop shop restorer". I do them correctly or don't work on them at all.
You don't understand the concept of restoration. There are four discreet types of restoration. Rolling Restoration
which brings a car up to driving standard. Drivers will not put out the required budget to address the newer cars parts inventory. Basic Restoration
which usually takes a car and brings it to show level in original condition, usually attempting to keep as many original parts as possible on the car and using the patina of the car as part of the restoration process. Full Restoration
is the no holds barred, open checkbook restoration that a client commissions to bring a car to factory condition. This usually involves many new parts. There will be a few folks that will spring for the myriad of computer modules required to deal with most of the cars on the road today. Not many. Resto-mod
is the newest form which involves some levels of modification of the car, either for newer technology, different powerplant or cosmetics.
There is a fifth element, what you call chop shop and TV calls "Pimp My Ride" of Unique Whips which are nothing but gluing on parts and ruining perfectly good cars. While some are ok, they take appearance over mechanics and don't take engineering or durability into account at all.