i'm with Bandit - anyone could do what i've done with time, patience, the right tools, and a sensible head. its just things like welding you need to practice first and then just go for the belt & braces approach to ensure everything you do is solid.
as for painting i painted my wings in my garage. care and prepwork is the key. to be honest, i'm not happy with my passenger wing - i had to order more paint half way through and unfortunatly it seems very slightly brighter than the rest
so i've got to redo that at some point.
the car is no where near finished - the whole rear of the car needs work. plenty of rust back there to deal with - all bodywork stuff though behind bumpers and under the wheel arches. nothing great but want it to be nice and clean.
i'd say my resto is going to be a 4 year thing - but just working nights and over winter months it means it takes longer. and of course, as i'm learning as i go, it also takes longer than a pro who knows the cars etc.
you need an understanding wife/girlfriend/boyfriend aswell
or atleast one that wont walk out on you after several months of retiring into the garage on an evening!!
there is also HUGE difference in rebuilding a car to 'nice car' standards or 'concourse/show' condition. my aim has always been to just fix up stuff and make the car a good looking, safe classic - i'd never be able to make it good for concours - i dont have the time, money or skills required.