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1/15/2019 – Day #14: Journey’s Conversion (Remove the brake shoes on passenger side, clean and paint fuel tank filler neck, differential cap and associated parts)

Today’s Goals: Sooo....Hubby has been very busy with work and I honestly just felt bad for Journey sitting there lifted on cinder blocks so he suggested I try and remove the brake pads on the passenger side of Journey alone. Sounds silly, but I was nervous but excited. I had watched every move he made… Continue reading 1/15/2019 – Day #14: Journey’s Conversion (Remove the brake shoes on passenger side, clean and paint fuel tank filler neck, differential cap and associated parts)

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1/12/2019 – Day #13: Journey’s Conversion (Remove the brake shoes & cylinder on driver’s side, clean all the parts, replace with new ones, re-install)

Today’s Goals: It's 2019!! Yippee! This is the year for Journey...I can feel it! 🙂 Today was an exciting day as this was the first time we have removed a part of Journey and got to put new parts immediately back in after cleaning them up. It has been fun working on her but it is hard… Continue reading 1/12/2019 – Day #13: Journey’s Conversion (Remove the brake shoes & cylinder on driver’s side, clean all the parts, replace with new ones, re-install)

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12/30/2018 – Day #12: Journey’s Conversion (Separate the brake drum from the hub, remove both bearing seals & have drums inspected to assess viability)

Today’s Goals: Happy New Year! The weather has been wet and cool around the farm and so Brian and I decided to work in the garage with the space heater on! We didn't get to start until around 7:30pm last night and our main goals were to separate the bearings from the brake cylinder and… Continue reading 12/30/2018 – Day #12: Journey’s Conversion (Separate the brake drum from the hub, remove both bearing seals & have drums inspected to assess viability)

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12/22/2018 – Day #11: Journey’s Conversion (Remove wheels/brake shaft/drum and inspect brake shoes)

Today’s Goals: I hope this post finds everyone's tummy full, spirit soaring, and hearts filled with joy and peace! Today was a great day to work on Journey. Our goals for the day were to remove the wheels, then remove the drive shaft, then the drum and inspect the brake line, springs and shoes. Then… Continue reading 12/22/2018 – Day #11: Journey’s Conversion (Remove wheels/brake shaft/drum and inspect brake shoes)

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12/19/2018 – Day #10: Journey’s Conversion (Clean, wire wheel the old undercarriage spray off, wash, prime and paint the fuel tank)

Today’s Goals: Howdy all! This day I didn't have much time to spend on Journey so my only true goal was to work on cleaning the fuel tank thoroughly and get it ready to prime and paint. I can't wait to see the beautiful blue I got to put it on it! I am currently… Continue reading 12/19/2018 – Day #10: Journey’s Conversion (Clean, wire wheel the old undercarriage spray off, wash, prime and paint the fuel tank)

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12/16/2018 – Day #9: Journey’s Conversion (Drain the fuel tank, drop the fuel tank, assess its viability, remove the fluid from the rear differential and assess its viability as well)

Today's Goals: Today I had many goals after yesterday's amazingly productive day. We didn't have 9 hours to spend on Journey but did have about 6 hours to give her. So, today I had hoped to drain her 36 gallon fuel tank of whatever fuel was left in her, then after researching and with hubby's… Continue reading 12/16/2018 – Day #9: Journey’s Conversion (Drain the fuel tank, drop the fuel tank, assess its viability, remove the fluid from the rear differential and assess its viability as well)

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12/15/2018 – Day #8: Journey’s Conversion (Drop the drive shaft, remove U-joints, sand, prime and paint the pieces)

Today’s goal: Pics below show the before views of the targeted area and then after the task was completed. 🙂 Total Work Hours: 9 hours Today my goal was after watching many videos and reading about how to drop a drive shaft, drop Journey's and then inspect the state it is in to see if I… Continue reading 12/15/2018 – Day #8: Journey’s Conversion (Drop the drive shaft, remove U-joints, sand, prime and paint the pieces)

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11/24/2018 – Day #7: Journey’s Conversion (Remove the dash board panels; Assess the dash wiring)

Total Work Hours: 3 Hours Today’s goal: Pics below show the before views of the targeted area and then after the task was completed. 🙂 Attempt to remove the front dash board and see what the wire setup is. Then make a list of the things that need to be replaced. The dash before removal.  So,… Continue reading 11/24/2018 – Day #7: Journey’s Conversion (Remove the dash board panels; Assess the dash wiring)

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11/23/2018 – Day #6: Journey’s Conversion (Remove inner ceiling and front door panels; Begin assessing under the hood)

Total Work Hours: 4 Hours Today was going to be a doozy and I went to bed last night knowing that it was going to be a day of hard work and probably some frustration. I was right. I wanted to know where the two small drips were coming from on the roof into the… Continue reading 11/23/2018 – Day #6: Journey’s Conversion (Remove inner ceiling and front door panels; Begin assessing under the hood)