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
Don’t eat a big breakfast
As well as size tolerances, Ford had to make sure it didn’t overload each of the three lifts it used to transport the bits to the 82nd floor. The first freight lift wasn’t too much of an issue, but the two that followed were designed for ordinary people. Well-fed American people, but people nonetheless.
Each of the trolleys had to be weighed - If the people riding with them were too enthusiastic at the breakfast buffet, the consequences could’ve been disastrous.