Gold Crown 3 restore

gazman100

Brunswick Gold Crowns - Qld Australia
Silver Member
I purchased this Gold Crown 3 from someone I knew.
It's in rough shape with incorrect skirts which had a 10mm gap all around and the corners would bow out as they were too long.
I believe the skirts were of a GC4 maybe someone can make a comment
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about the skirts
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Skirt bolt going through the laminate.
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All panels were stripped down and repaired
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Someone had lifted up the table from the leg support and damaged the plywood.
I cut out the damage and glued in a new section.
I had to do 3 of these repairs to the leg supports.
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You can see here that Brunswick got the vertical dowel installed crooked
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I power coated all of the brackets
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There were multiple slate holes which were filled with dowel and glue
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The slate frame was sanded and restrained
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gazman100

Brunswick Gold Crowns - Qld Australia
Silver Member
I purchased this Gold Crown 3 from someone I knew.
It's in rough shape with incorrect skirts which had a 10mm gap all around and the corners would bow out as they were too long.
I believe the skirts were of a GC4 maybe someone can make a comment View attachment 608641about the skirts
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Skirt bolt going through the laminate.
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All panels were stripped down and repaired
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Someone had lifted up the table from the leg support and damaged the plywood.
I cut out the damage and glued in a new section.
I had to do 3 of these repairs to the leg supports.
View attachment 608646
You can see here that Brunswick got the vertical dowel installed crooked
View attachment 608647
I power coated all of the brackets
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There were multiple slate holes which were filled with dowel and glue
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The slate frame was sanded and restrained
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The brackets were fitted with stainless steel bolts and nylon nuts
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The skirt brackets were removed
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I worked out the correct skirt height, and made a jig, then reattached all of the brackets
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The skirts now sit tight against the rails and the corners sit nice and flush.
I had to do several trial installs to get these just right.
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Removing the original laminate was easy using a heat gun and a thin blade
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This was the damage caused by the bolt going through the rail
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Drilling the rail sights. I always shit myself when I do this
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gazman100

Brunswick Gold Crowns - Qld Australia
Silver Member
The brackets were fitted with stainless steel bolts and nylon nuts
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The skirt brackets were removed
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I worked out the correct skirt height, and made a jig, then reattached all of the brackets
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The skirts now sit tight against the rails and the corners sit nice and flush.
I had to do several trial installs to get these just right.
View attachment 608657
Removing the original laminate was easy using a heat gun and a thin blade
View attachment 608658
This was the damage caused by the bolt going through the rail
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Drilling the rail sights. I always shit myself when I do this
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Using a router and a jig to cut out and lower the name plate
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I made the triangle holder bracket out of 8mm round bar and bent it by using a vice.
I'm still waiting to get this back from the chrome plater
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Buffing up the rail trims
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Applying the logo's " decals"
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Sub rail extensions glued and pinned
This is the first time I've done these there were lots of angles to consider.
What I did was over size the extension then finished them off by sanding them to the existing sub rail
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Brunswick rubbers installed
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With the skirts I got rid of those crappy bracket screws and installed insert nuts
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The alloy bracket which now bolt into the insert nuts makes a really nice install and is way stronger

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Shout out to Simonis for sending me some cloth samples.
1 sample is in Gold and the other sample is in Camel
I chose the Gold cloth which is on the left
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gazman100

Brunswick Gold Crowns - Qld Australia
Silver Member
Using a router and a jig to cut out and lower the name plate
View attachment 608663
I made the triangle holder bracket out of 8mm round bar and bent it by using a vice.
I'm still waiting to get this back from the chrome plater
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Buffing up the rail trims
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Applying the logo's " decals"
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Sub rail extensions glued and pinned
This is the first time I've done these there were lots of angles to consider.
What I did was over size the extension then finished them off
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Brunswick rubbers installed
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With the skirts I got rid of those crappy bracket screws and installed insert nuts
View attachment 608671
The alloy bracket which now bolt into the insert nuts makes a really nice install and is way stronger

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Shout out to Simonis for sending me some cloth samples.
1 sample is in Gold and the other sample is in Camel
I chose the Gold cloth which is on the left
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The skirt gaps look great
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The rail counters were polished and the incerts were painted
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I finally finished it.
Total time was 5 months as I work on it bit by bit
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The rail extension worked out really well.
I didn't have to cut the pocket rubbers to fit
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gazman100

Brunswick Gold Crowns - Qld Australia
Silver Member
The skirt gaps look great
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The rail counters were polished and the incerts were painted
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The rail extension worked out really well.
I didn't have to cut the pocket rubbers to fit
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The gold cloth tends to change colour slightly depending on the light. However for a white table it look gorgeous
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Thanks for viewing
 
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MamboFats

Member
This is one of the most beautifull Brunswick restorations/rebuilds I have ever seen. Congrats on this achievement.
I think I'm jealous ...
enjoy your table
 
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