Yes, try your lid on the barrel,mine is a fraction off fitting ; a bit of 'ball peening' and the thing will fit perfectly. No welds to do,no extra holes in your barrel
And look in the neighborhood on trash day and you'll probably find some grates to use in it ,fire ring base AND the cooking grates.
. The expanded metal used around the bottom of some Fire Pits , makes a great char-wood basket.
hope this hepls and,