Originally Posted by chico4missions
???? Anybody able to use the bottom of a Weber for a drum lid? I've now got 3 or 4 laying around from other builds & it'd be awesome to use them for more UDS. ????
Yes, i have.
First,my drum was an open head drum,having that large roll bead. The 22.5" weber lid did not fit. A lot of people will flatten out the lid flange ,locating and clamping said lid to drum and and reshaping (hammering)to fit the drum.
I removed the rubber seal from the lid that came with my drum and set it in place. Put tne bottom section of the weber grill on the lid and it almost fit. After flattening (hammering) the rolled edge on the kettle and checking the fit, it came out perfectly. I then scribed a circle on the drums lid to match the inside diameter of the kettle base to be cut out.
My brother helped me tack weld the pieces together and it came out great. Ground through the tack welds that held the metal cups for the legs to get rid of them and reworked the 3 daisy wheels.
Will take some pics later and post them.