Ford Chops up a 2015 Mustang

Written by Paul Strauss | April 15, 2014

As was previously revealed, Ford is placing a brand new 2015 Mustang atop the Empire State Building during the 2014 New York Auto Show. Unfortunately, to get to the roof, they need to fit the car into an elevator that’s just 36-inches-wide.

In order to pull of this seemingly impossible feat, they had to remove every component of the vehicle, then slice the car up into six sections. During practice runs, they used an elevator mockup to ensure everything would fit, and a special metal rig to hold all of the car’s sections together. In this video clip, we get a look at the process behind the disassembly of the car, and a dry run of the rebuild process.

In addition, the Ford team has five hours to reassemble the completed Mustang during the hours that the building’s observation deck is closed. The team will start the process at 2am tomorrow, April 16th, and the car will be on display this Wednesday and Thursday.

While it’s a truly impressive undertaking, we certainly wouldn’t want to try and drive this chopped up car on the road.

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