By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

The 'Differentials' gear up to help residents remove junked cars


August 30, 2023

Caroleine James / Wrangell Sentinel

Georgia Selfridge and Joe Gartrell demonstrate how to drain fluids from a truck at the Wrangell Cooperative Association's first Fix-It Clinic on Monday, Aug. 28. The pair is part of the newly formed volunteer group, the "Differentials," which is offering to help residents prepare junked vehicles for removal off the island.

A newly formed group of automotive afficionados called the "Differentials" are volunteering to help the community rid itself of junked vehicles.

So far, the Differentials boast two sets of two-person teams that to remove tires and drain fluids from cars and trucks so that they can be shipped off the island by scrap metal recycler Channel Construction. As of Thursday, Aug. 24, the group had prepared two cars and a bus for transport.

Two more car-draining duos are slated to join the group soon, for a total of eight volunteers.

The group is named after a car part that allows wheels to turn at...

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