Ok, got a good bit done yesterday and today!! Got some metal for the firebox and the reverse plate yesterday morning. Built the firebox and welded it together last night. Today I worked on the cooker. Removed most of the paint on the CC with a Rotozip tool an a 80 grit stripper wheel. It was a little slow, but seems to me doing a good job! Cut the CC out and mated it with the firebox. Then I cut the firebox to CC opening out. Welded the wheels on to the frame, welded the firebox to the frame and welded the CC to the firebox. Next step will be the reverse plate I guess so I can measure and build my cooking grates. It's coming along tho!!