I had the damnedest time finding a new water pan for the Bandera. I must of went to a dozen or more stores (over a 2 week period) that carry kitchen or grilling supplies. I was about to give up when I had an epiphany... a dog food bowl. There was a pet store in the same parking lot so I hopped in and they had a stainless steel bowl with a wide rim that was exactly the right size---and it was only $10. I also found a butcher block cutting board at TJ Maxx for $10 as well.
After the first time firing it up the restored paint on the firebox held up perfectly. Can't wait to see if it continues to hold---but if not I've got an extra can of paint on hand and ready.
The only thing left to do is clean up the metal cooking grates which are fugly and rusty.
Devin, Head Drinker, BourbonDrinker.com