Just received my brinkmann and wanted to share some thoughts. After reading about all the mods I would need to do I was worrying that I had made the wrong purchase. I think there have been some changes or I have a different model. One mod is to move the legs to allow access to the charcoal pan, this model has fitted legs and the body lifts off the charcoal pan. Another mod suggests extra air holes in charcoal pan for air flow whereas this model has louvers and holes round the edge. Apart from putting in a proper thermometer and a grate for ash I'm hoping to avoid taking a tool kit to it.