Thanks for the help!
I know I can buy the 24x24 sheet at a big box store, they have it in stock. A 24x28 sheet will make sides 8" high and increase volume ~ another 25%. I will price this size at local Metal Supermarket and if not astronomical high will jump on it. The Weber that I have robbed parts off of has a coal grate of 17". I am not a welder, my mission between now and second build is finding a welder that likes beer
and I will incorporate this with shorter sides.
I had planned on 3" off the bottom for floor of basket. It needs to be this height because I have everything drilled and completed to this spec. I am having zero luck finding 3" stainless bolts for the legs, have wore out all the big box stores, and local hardware. Any ideas for this?
Looking forward to firing this bad boy up!