It was a freebie from the side of the road: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/206255/it-followed-me-home
I found the clean out door of the firebox facing the cooking chamber so I fixed that. Used a tube of high-temp RTV on the obvious leaks, scraped out the firebox and CC (very little rust!), went over the exterior rust with some 80 grit then wiped it off with rubbing alcohol (it didn't make sense to use water, and we always have rubbing alcohol around). I rubbed the inside of the firebox lid and the outside of both chambers with some bacon juice, then tossed some KF into the firebox and let 'er rip:
There's still gaps on both lids that need to be tended to, and I think i've found some donor metal:
That's the lid of the gasser I rescued at the same time. The diffusers, burners and bottom of the cooking chamber are swiss cheese. I have another project in mind for the frame. When I started disassembling it, I realized the lid has just about the same curve as the firebox on the offset. Seems to me I could use it to add a second layer to the inside of the firebox lid. Thoughts?
The main idea is to do this without spending any money. So far, other than the tube of RTV, I'm good.
Does anybody know of a different photo hosting site other than photobucket? It is so full of ads, it's about as useless at teats on a boar.