I'm looking for a project. I used to train and compete with German shepherd dogs which cost more than the average person would spend on a ddog. Then there was ggolf,poker and crossfit. Hobbies cost. My goal is not to make money.
Here the secret to happiness..... for free. A good job( financial secrurity that doenst over stress u) a good wife ( or home life) and a good car, dog, golf game etc.
At some point i will get sick and tired of my wife and job and need a fortress of solitude. Superman had his ice palace at the north pole and ill have my rusty Pos mustang
Since you won't be talked out of it, and have proven you're hard-headed and senseless like the rest of us--WELCOME!
So, back to your questions about sequence:
Start with the easy stuff you can do that won't show, like the rear frame rails. Hopefully you have a solid taillight panel and cross piece so you have good points to measure from and attach to; if not, you need to spend a lot of time getting the rear rails in the right position in all three planes
. I chased this gremlin for a couple of years, before I figured out that one of the rails was in the wrong position in the vertical plane, and caused my entire rear end to be out of square. Once you've got the rear frame rails replaced, then work up through your trunk floors, forward to your floor pans, etc. If your front frame rail extensions are solid enough to get your new floors in, then I'd suggest working up the firewall and cowl. All of that metal will be hidden, so it's good places to practice, and by then you'll be ready to tackle the front rails. Then you should be ready to work on the visible stuff.
Oh, and the advice about tools is very sound: you're going to need good stuff, and use it a lot, so you might as well start the project with it. High quality welder, good compressor (I'd recommend an 80 gallon--I started my project with a portable, and it can
be done, but a quality 80 gallon will make it a lot quicker). Sandblast cabinet and parts washer are all worthwhile investments as well. If you don't already have air tools, then you can save some on the initial outlay by buying a kit from Harbor Freight. That'll get you started with a 1/2" impact, 3/8" wratchet, air hammer, and die grinder for $150 or so. They won't last forever, but then you can replace one tool at a time as they wear out. This is the route I went; the impact crapped out first, and I upgraded with a good one. Still use the air hammer and die grinder (after 7 years), although I've got about 4 die grinders total. After a while you get tired of changing chucks from cutoff wheel to 3M disk, ....
Have fun, and remember you're not on a timeline. The project is the objective. Then you can walk away for weeks or even months if needed, when you're ready to throw a hammer through the wall. You will get there. But, it's worth it!