My first go at a restoration. GC 1 and first post

Mcox965

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So about a year and a half ago I acquired my Gc1 from the situation of, if you want it come get it out of my basemnt . I had no idea what kind of table it was and was only told it was a 9ft table. My dad played on it years ago and said it was a nice table don’t pass it up. It had been dis assembled for 15 years and stored indoors. When I got there I was like man what am I getting into. It looked
Pretty rough. After doing a quick google search I thought I might have something special here. So I loaded it up and got it home to start evaluating it.

Once home I laid it all out and started scrubbing, sanding and painting. It really wasn’t in horrible shape after cleaning it up. It just needed a little tlc. My dad has been working with me on this, so it’s been a good time. It’s the first table we have ever refurbished. Once I figure out posting pics I’ll post more.


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some of the corners were cracked so i wood glued them down. It seems to have done the job.
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all the levelers were rough. Two had pipe wrench marks on them. I just sanded them out and polished them.
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The ball rack was fun to prep for paint. Most of the glued pieces were loose so they all had to be glued back on.

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wet sanded and buffed the rails out. 85% condition now.
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My dad did a killer job painting the skirts and base. I'm going to go with some grey or silver stickers.
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This weekend is all about getting the hardware ready. I have replaced all of the 1/2" bolts from square to hex and added lock nuts and more washers. for the plastic side skirts I'm debating on stainless washers or white nylon washers. I'm thinking the nylon will keep them from cracking the plastic and messing the paint up.
 

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fastone371

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So about a year and a half ago I acquired my Gc1 from the situation of, if you want it come get it out of my basemnt . I had no idea what kind of table it was and was only told it was a 9ft table. My dad played on it years ago and said it was a nice table don’t pass it up. It had been dis assembled for 15 years and stored indoors. When I got there I was like man what am I getting into. It looked
Pretty rough. After doing a quick google search I thought I might have something special here. So I loaded it up and got it home to start evaluating it.

Once home I laid it all out and started scrubbing, sanding and painting. It really wasn’t in horrible shape after cleaning it up. It just needed a little tlc. My dad has been working with me on this, so it’s been a good time. It’s the first table we have ever refurbished. Once I figure out posting pics I’ll post more.


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some of the corners were cracked so i wood glued them down. It seems to have done the job.
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all the levelers were rough. Two had pipe wrench marks on them. I just sanded them out and polished them.
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The ball rack was fun to prep for paint. Most of the glued pieces were loose so they all had to be glued back on.

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wet sanded and buffed the rails out. 85% condition now.
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My dad did a killer job painting the skirts and base. I'm going to go with some grey or silver stickers.
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This weekend is all about getting the hardware ready. I have replaced all of the 1/2" bolts from square to hex and added lock nuts and more washers. for the plastic side skirts I'm debating on stainless washers or white nylon washers. I'm thinking the nylon will keep them from cracking the plastic and messing the paint up.
Welcome!!! Table looks great so far.
 

snookered_again

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I was trying to date my little brunswiick 7' in doing so I found pictures like this example where they used that pale beige and "home depot orange" in combination and I think that was 1961

My little table has the orange and beige color scheme , and so do some other early brunswicks. Not many pool tables were orange. I really like it.

I noticed that brunswick used bold letters on this one in the photo, and my little 7 foot has smaller lettering and more of a script style of lettering for the Brunswick logo.

I think maybe the fake (faux) woodgrain look came after, Probably best to not change things, but thought maybe this comparison would help you to date it.

 

Mcox965

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80% done. Just need to add the under skirts. They look like they will be a real head ache. Going to play on it for a few to make sure I’m happy with everything. It turned out way better than I expected. This forum was a huge help on getting me through the process.
 

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rexus31

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80% done. Just need to add the under skirts. They look like they will be a real head ache. Going to play on it for a few to make sure I’m happy with everything. It turned out way better than I expected. This forum was a huge help on getting me through the process.
Came out great! Congrats!
 

fastone371

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80% done. Just need to add the under skirts. They look like they will be a real head ache. Going to play on it for a few to make sure I’m happy with everything. It turned out way better than I expected. This forum was a huge help on getting me through the process.
Beautiful!!!
Those plastic gulley blinds are a PIA, I had to have my wife help me, I couldn't fit my fingers to hold the nuts in place.
Every time I see a white one like yours I start thinking about sanding the stain off and going back to the original white paint again. The thing that bothers me most is all the time I had invested in finding the stain to match the rails, I ended up mixing 2 different shades of stains together. Did you repaint yours or just clean it up?
 

Mcox965

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Beautiful!!!
Those plastic gulley blinds are a PIA, I had to have my wife help me, I couldn't fit my fingers to hold the nuts in place.
Every time I see a white one like yours I start thinking about sanding the stain off and going back to the original white paint again. The thing that bothers me most is all the time I had invested in finding the stain to match the rails, I ended up mixing 2 different shades of stains together. Did you repaint yours or just clean it up?
My dad repainted everything. The frame and skirts. Chevy white. Skirts were orange originally. We tried staining them but they used different types of wood on one skirt so the stain colors changed drastically in on skirt. The Formica wood rails we wet sanded and buffed them with car polish.
 

realkingcobra

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My dad repainted everything. The frame and skirts. Chevy white. Skirts were orange originally. We tried staining them but they used different types of wood on one skirt so the stain colors changed drastically in on skirt. The Formica wood rails we wet sanded and buffed them with car polish.
Call me, 702-927-5689 you're overlooking a few things that need to be changed!!

Glen
 
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