End of the Line for this Jetta
Transporting the Jetta to the dump
It's a nice feeling to have a car stripped of all it's useable parts. But now I had one question to be answered; How to get it to the scrape pile 2km out of town? I had a trailer but it was only 5' x 10', the car measured a lot more. I stood outside looking at the dilemma trying to think of a solution. Then it came to me (probably from years of playing Tetris), I had to put the car on it's roof.
If the car was on it's roof it should fit quite nicely in the trailer. With the help of my trusty quad and it's winch, I was able to roll the car over. Now was the job of getting it on to the trailer. Fortunately it was winter and there was a hard layer of snow on the driveway. Using the plow on my quad, I slid the car over the snow gaining some speed, and then up the ramp and into the trailer. The painted top of the car against the snow and steel was almost frictionless, it took very little effort to move the Jetta.
After I securely strapped the car to the trailer, I made the 2km trip to the dump. When I got to the dump I already had a plan to unload it. I wanted to do it quickly but with little work. I hooked one end of a two rope to the Jetta, and the other end I fastened to an old grader already in the scrap pile. Then I simple drove straight away and the trailer was pulled out from underneath the Jetta. Once I had cleaned up the rope and closed up my trailer, it was time to say good bye to the car that had given it's heart for my project.