I cut the opening to the cooker. I had a few beers and got a little caviler with the cut. It's gonna take some work to make it look pretty but it's progress no less.
Finally got the inside and most of the outside of the firebox de zinc'd. I'm pretty sure I have some chemical burns on my arms and legs but at least my lungs and eyes made it through w/o any noticeable damage. More to come.