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#1 Trubi

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:28 PM

Hello people!! first time posting here so fingers crossed that I don't screw it... since last July I'm the proud owner of a Speedster 2.2 (N/A). Purchased in Germany, now sitting at my garage in the north of Spain. It's a 2002-built, 2003-registered (AFAIK) Europa Blue unit with ATS DTC wheels, "turbo version body kit" and a God-knows-who-made-it "sports" exhaust backbox .Will put the VIN data in the related post ASAP. Already been through the desert of fixing both head lights and tail lights (thanks to the useful guides found in this forum). Also fixed a myriad of other "minor" issues but that would make for a pretty boring story so here are a couple of pics:

 

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Looking forward to share this travel with you!.

 

Cheers.

 

Ruben



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 12:54 PM

Great looking car !!

Fantastic roads in the Picos 👍👍

#3 Ian59

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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:06 PM

Welcome to the club. You have the best colour.



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Posted 16 December 2018 - 07:10 PM

Looks nice!

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 11:36 AM

beautiful countryside to enjoy driving



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Posted 17 December 2018 - 01:25 PM

Off Topic but is that driveway a print? Looks good.



#7 Trubi

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:34 AM

Off Topic but is that driveway a print? Looks good.


Exactly, pattern imprinted concrete. Looks good, but wears out quickly and is slippery as hell when it's wet.

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:06 AM

Thanks, good to know. Am getting my driveway block paved next year and was considering this. Might give it a miss as I'm on a bit of a slope and don't want to end up on my backside :lol:



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:00 PM

Thanks, good to know. Am getting my driveway block paved next year and was considering this. Might give it a miss as I'm on a bit of a slope and don't want to end up on my backside :lol:

Just to put my opinion in. I have a friend who has a dark grey cobbled pattern print drive for 30+ years ago and it still looks like new (and isn't slippy). i have block paving, which is a pain to keep clean (jet washed every year) and does get slippy. Just my own experiences of the two types. I have considered having a resin drive. 



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Posted 18 December 2018 - 09:08 PM

Hey Trubi,

 

I have just come back from Barcelona, it looks like there is some great driving up into the mountains there. Welcom to .org



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 01:53 PM

Hey Trubi,

 

I have just come back from Barcelona, it looks like there is some great driving up into the mountains there. Welcom to .org

 

The whole country is awesome (so long as you're in the countryside), funded by the EU by billions.



#12 Trubi

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 10:24 AM

 

Thanks, good to know. Am getting my driveway block paved next year and was considering this. Might give it a miss as I'm on a bit of a slope and don't want to end up on my backside :lol:

Just to put my opinion in. I have a friend who has a dark grey cobbled pattern print drive for 30+ years ago and it still looks like new (and isn't slippy). i have block paving, which is a pain to keep clean (jet washed every year) and does get slippy. Just my own experiences of the two types. I have considered having a resin drive. 

 

 

That's exactly why I choosed this solution, there are several city parks around my area finished in pattern imprinted concrete and they look damn good, but mine is a bit disappointing (traction-wise). Don't get me wrong, it's just the outermost layer (some kind of clear varnish that they applied to seal up the concrete) that tends to worn out and get slippery... the concrete patterns seem to hold up perfectly. But I had problems with the company that carried out the works since the very beginning (bunch of pirates) so maybe it's just down to have hired the wrong people. My advice: search for several companies and ask them for previous jobs they've done. Then take a trip to see as much of those jobs as you can, and (if possible) ask the people who hired them about how they carried out those jobs.



#13 Trubi

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Posted 20 December 2018 - 10:44 AM

Great looking car !!

Fantastic roads in the Picos 👍👍

 

 

Welcome to the club. You have the best colour.

 

 

Looks nice!

 

 

beautiful countryside to enjoy driving

 

 

Hey Trubi,

 

I have just come back from Barcelona, it looks like there is some great driving up into the mountains there. Welcom to .org

 

Thanks for the warm welcome. If any of you ever come to the northwest of Spain (I live in Asturias) just let me know. Plenty of mountain roads around here to enjoy :popcorn:


Edited by Trubi, 20 December 2018 - 10:45 AM.


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 02:43 PM

That's exactly why I choosed this solution, there are several city parks around my area finished in pattern imprinted concrete and they look damn good, but mine is a bit disappointing (traction-wise). Don't get me wrong, it's just the outermost layer (some kind of clear varnish that they applied to seal up the concrete) that tends to worn out and get slippery... the concrete patterns seem to hold up perfectly. But I had problems with the company that carried out the works since the very beginning (bunch of pirates) so maybe it's just down to have hired the wrong people. My advice: search for several companies and ask them for previous jobs they've done. Then take a trip to see as much of those jobs as you can, and (if possible) ask the people who hired them about how they carried out those jobs.

 

 

Thanks for the advice, I will keep it on my list for now thumbsup






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