Hi breanajc, Welcome to the forum.
Looks like quite a project. I am sure when it is done you will enjoy it even more knowing the family worked on it together.
When you have questions, don't be afraid to ask. We never consider any question to be a dumb question on this forum as we were all new to this once and there are many good people here will to help.
Gene & DW Ginny
2002 Sunline T-2363
2008 Toyota 4-runner 4wd 4.7L V-8
Reese Dual Cam straightline - P3 Brake controller