How to put a Mustang on the Empire State building
Want to drop Ford’s drop-top pony car on the 82nd floor? Here’s how
Posted: 22 Apr 2014
Build a lift
To make sure the chopped up car fitted, George built a full-size wooden mock-up of the lift. Then he gave Ford’s Computer Aided Design team – which was busy converting Mustangs so the steering wheel’s on the right side (it’s coming to Blighty, y’see) – a 1:25th toy model of one, pinched from the company’s stand at the Detroit motor show.
They did some maths and worked out where to slice it so it’d fit in the lift. It couldn’t have any cut lines that’d be obvious from the outside either, else it’d shatter the illusion that it flew there powered by nothing but its own all-American awesomeness.