I found this after following several links on other pages - I doubt I"ll ever attempt this, but thought someone else might find it useful: A grizzled and stooped old man once asked me, "Timothy, my boy... how does one go about scrapping out an automobile ?" He even had the foresight to suggest that I write up a piece on that topic and post it here. It is a simple enough task for me, by this time, to piece out a car, but it has taken me some time to consider how best to describe the process for the benefit of others. I suppose the method employed would depend almost entirely on the intended use of the pieces upon disassembly. Now, I know for a fact that the old man referenced above intended nothing more than to have a larger junk pile from which to draw an occasional piece to tinker around with in some out-of-this -world contraption he might be assembling. I understand that his family already considers his "resource pile" to be a thing entirely out of hand and bounds. So, I will approach this matter of auto disassembly from the perspective of the serious scrapper/resource assimilator, rather than from the perspective of an old man with too much time on his hands. If the sole purpose of dismantling the car is for scrap preparation, for sale to a scrap yard, then it is a relatively simple matter.