I'll put in my $.02. Don't forget about the mechanical, take your time, ask questions and most of all have fun.
Looking good is great, but don't forget that it also has to stop and there's nothing that will make you feel like a fool worse than being out in public and the engine wont crank or spits and pops and smokes. There's more to a restoration than just the paintjob and the stickers.
Don't rush into it. Plan it all out, get you budget in order and then turn wrenches. Try not to go deeper into the restoration than you can afford. Build it to suit your needs and budget.
Ask for help when you need it and keep a smile on your face. If it turns into a job instead of a hobby, you won't be happy with the end product.
Hope that helps.