I received my New Braunfels Black Diamond (NBBD) smoker for the incredibly low price of free from my boss (thanks Doug!). I have made internal modifications like a pre made tuning plate from Horizon, extended the chimney to the cooking grate, added dual thermometers at the cooking grate level and I made a charcoal basket for the firebox. I also sealed up the CC and fire box lids and the side opening to the firebox with nomex.
I had a lot of rust on the outside of the firebox and the wood handles and tray on the front were shot so I decided I needed to pretty it up a little bit.
Here are the results. Now my old girl looks as good as she smokes! Only thing left to do is reproduce the old New Braunfels Smoker Company logo so I can stick it on the lid. I hope to make plenty of extras so if someone has an old NBBD smoker that they want to make look like new again they can have everything look original.