I am exactly the same way. I popped both head gaskets in mid last year. What could have been a simple head gasket fix, has turned into swapping twins for a big single, intake swap, loose a/c, roll cage, new gauges, and some body work because Im removing the GT side skirts and stuff. So yeah I know what you mean. I am ____ this close to having mine running again. So hopefully in the next few weeks I'll be back on the road. The roll cage and paint stuff is going to wait. I have a few more bars I need to get for the cage and I am ready to enjoy the car, even if its ugly and not painted yet.
They say what goes up must come down but I ain't reached my cruising altitude.
Take a look at what I did but can you imagine what I'm about to do.