I am planning the same.
Piece of advice: don't listen to ppl who suggest to sell it and get eagle eye as they don't understand the car condition and will assume that because it's old it needs to be gotten rid off.
I recently bought a civic exi 2002 from my neighbors to upgrade my wife's car (cultus). I had been eyeing this car for ages as the owners were always out of country.
So picture this, the car is only 49k driven and there is no words to truly describe how awesome it is compare to even 2005 well maintained eagle eye here in karachi as I went on searching for some.
Now for a moment I decided to sell it (put up ads on pakwheel and forum) and got a 9.2 lac offer yesterday but after discussion with father and uncle the pros of keeping such a car are much much more than selling it and looking for a similar eagle eye.
So I went to my denter/painter (does work on hit Japanese import cars for showrooms) and he suggested something which made sense. He suggested to go for all new stuff including hood, fenders, bumper, bumper shields, grill and get those clear projections lights or smoked if I want to spice it up for better visibility AND keep all old stuff as it is for future use when selling (either to install them back on or use it as a evidence to prove your point of view)
So as off yesterday I have decided to keep the car and get it converted because no one will understand the condition of my car than myself so why ask people who hasnt seen, driven, even looked at the car for such extreme makeover.
Hope this helps