i trust you 100% lol you have a lot more experiance then I lol.If you can do the work yourself and not pay ANYONE you are on to a winner. As soon as you have to pay labour charges its just not worth it.
I did up a 316i last year that needed 2 wings, a bonnet, front bumper and front panel. Got all the parts from my local scrappy mate and ebay. A days work and job done. If i had to have paid someone it would have been more than the cars worth. Pick your projects well and you will be fine.
Just be patient and the right car will come along, trust me :thumbsup