I would like to point out one other thing. You are the one doing the work and putting your heart and soul into the project. Put your time into the car you like, not the car that your friend says to do. Most likely your friend who is suggesting this has never had grease under their fingernails. Am I right.
You're doing this for the enjoyment, so do it to the car that YOU like.
My $0.02 and good luck,