Yeah, so I've wanted a Mk1 for quite some time, but as we all know, they're not easy to come by anymore, especially in the land of the ice and snow (and salt). A good deal came along, and I knew I had to jump on it or I would regret it. So, my stepdad and I borrowed a trailer and headed down to North Carolina last Saturday to drag it home.
First, we had to pick up the trailer, which meant getting up at 4am and driving to the southern end of Maryland's Eastern Shore (near Ocean City). We got there at around 7:45, but couldn't find the adapters for the trailer lights. So, we had to run to several stores in the area to get the necessary wiring connectors. We didn't hit the road until around 9. Our route took up across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel to Virginia Beach, then across US 58 to I-95 south.
A bunch more driving ensued, and around 3pm we arrived in Fayetteville to pick up the car.
We fastened it to the trailer, only to realize that gas (or the nasty varnish that was probably gas at some point) was pouring out, because the car no longer has a fuel pump on it.
Eventually we got the hose coming out of the tank sealed off by crimping it shut with vise-grips. Then, we hit the road once again.
During the journey down, the wire for the trailer's tail and marker lights came loose from the connector and stopped working. This became a bit of a problem as night fell, so we stopped at a rest area just south of Petersburg, VA to mend it.
Once it was fixed we took off once again, only to find that the lights went out once again near Fredericksburg. So we fixed them again, this time for good, and made it home at just past midnight.
So here are the pics of the car as it sits now: