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 some trolleys
Because the Mustang didn’t have to run or drive, but had to look like it ran and drove, the shells needed stuff like a full interior and working lights. Luckily, the CAD team worked out a way to splice the major components into 25 lumps – including a collapsible subframe - that’d fit in the lift. But they were delicate, variously featuring fresh paint, glassware, and rippable leather.
To make sure they were transported with as little risk, and as quickly, as possible, Ford built bespoke trolleys to protect the parts and squeeze perfectly in the lift.