That's where the "advice" comes into play....
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My main concern was what to do first since I don't ahve the $40-50,000 just layin' around to drop into her at once.
Wow slider, you sure have your work cut out for you. I have seen worse.
My compliments on your choice of year. I have a sweet spot for the 70.
Anyway, back to your question.
I think the first thing you need to do is decide what it is that you want out of your project? Are you looking for a concours restoration? A cool old cruisin machine? An investment?
Deciding up front what you want from the car will direct your path.
For me, I couldn't really care if I ended up with a 100 point show car. For me, I wanted the car that I always dreamed of that I would not be afraid to take out of the garage.
My car did not have the original engine anymore. It is correct for the car, just not the original, so I didn't have to worry about all the little details that go along with an all original, though I wanted it to look original.
You have a good start, sending your engine and trans out for a rebuild.
Nice thing about restoring an old car is that you can have several things going on at one. While the engine and trans are out, you can be taking the body and interior apart to take inventory to see what can be salvaged and what needs to be replaced.
Are you planning on doing the work yourself, or having someone do it for you?
Just take your time and work at a comfortable pace. Don't rush and get frustrated when things don't go as planned. Just work on it a little at a time and before you know it, you'll be turning the key, and turning heads!
Good Luck man, I look forward to seeing it progress.