aren't you supposed to come with MORE money when you go to the scrap metal yard?!?!? I went to a local scrap yard today to look for some expanded metal to build a charcoal box & found a Brinkman Pitmaster Deluxe. mechanically it's in great shape, no cracks, warpage, heavy rust, or holes. there is some surface rust & all the wood needs replaced. I built a fire in it to clean it. I plan to remove the firebox & wire wheel & high temp paint everything & replace all of the wood, use gaskets or sealant wherever it's needed & install pressure latches on the doors. this must be an older model because while it's no Oklahoma Joe the metal is heavier than chargrills & current brinkman models. by eye I'd guess it to be 3/32" thick. this should hold me over until I can find a used Oklahoma joe.
there's an L shaped bracket on the bottom under a hole. is there supposed to be a drip can there? (see the top photo.)