Ford takes the new 2015 Mustang Convertible on top of the Empire State Building [videos]

Ford is celebrating 50 years of the Mustang with a special edition model and various events.

50 years ago this week the legendary pony car was unveiled in New York and to celebrate the birthday, Ford has put the new Mustang on top of one of the most iconic buildings in the world – 86th floor observation deck on the Empire State Building.

A helicopter was not possible to use due to the building’s structure and the elevator was not big enough to fit the car.

Ford turned to its longtime partner DST Industries, whose specialized team chopped the yellow Mustang into smaller pieces so it would fit into the elevator and then re-assembled it back on the rooftop.

They worked with two early prototype Mustang convertible body shells.

The car that would ultimately make the trip to New York was completely stripped down and the surface cleaned up to make sure everything looked perfect before it was sectioned and painted.

The second body was used as a donor by to determine where to make the cuts and to fit a custom-built tubular steel subframe that would hold all the sections together.

As the observation deck is closed from 2am to 8am, the crew had just six hours to get everything out onto the deck and assembled. As you can see they were well prepared and got it all right. Impressive work!


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