Originally Posted by HeSmellsLikeSmoke
Perhaps you coul pop rivet a strip of metal around the lid that overlaps the drum opening.
I used pop rivets on my last build instead of bolts and nuts. It worked out very well- I didn't waste the what seemed like 10hrs installing and tightening small machine bolts.
I think rivets are a great alternative for those of us that don;t have welders readily available.