About the Bailout Bandits

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In 2008 (about three months ago), a crack engineering/racing unit was sent to prison for stealing bailout money from the financial institutions and CEO's. These men promptly escaped from a federal penitentiary and headed to the Washington D.C. underground. Today, still wanted by the feds, they survive as modern day Robin Hoods (without the tights, of course). If you work for the Big 3, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The Bailout Bandits.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bailout Bandits Pictures

There have been several pictures that have not been included in the blog, however they do show the progress the team has made to date. The pictures contained in the link provided below detail the transformation of the 1994 Mazda 626 (found on Craigslist) from LeMon law violator into the Green Mazda Money Machine that the Bailout Bandits will use as their primary getaway car.



Saturday, March 14, 2009

Rollcage has been installed!!!

Last weekend the team received short notice that Torch would be arriving in town to weld the rollcage. The feds were on to him, so he didn't have much time to spend in DC. For this reason, the team had to work overtime in order to get everything done. Trump, Wheelman, and Brewski stripped the car of all its doors Friday night and finalized some remaining prep work prior to the marathon weekend of welding.

The following morning, Torch flew in from his underground hideout and began welding together our steel tube 3-D jigsaw puzzle. During rollcage installation, Brewski and Trump gutted all four doors (in hopes to reduce weight even further), and also constructed an adjustable seat mount from the 626's OEM seats. Wheelman, extremely proficient at the bench grinder, seemed to be the only one qualified to trim up the tubing when needed.

Torch started welding sometime around 1100 AM Saturday morning and finished up around 1600 Sunday afternoon. At this point, the rollcage was completely installed. Sleep deprived and covered in metal shavings, dirt, and grease, the team called it a weekend and cleaned up the garage.

New Shoes!!!

Wheelman ordered the front brake rotors, brake pads, and tires a few weeks back. They have since arrived and will be mounted to the rims this weekend! Our LeMon is starting to look like a racecar...