OK here it is all burned out, still wet from washing. Scrubbed it inside with a scotchbrite pad and water, nothing really on it to speak of.
Here it is all painted up, the old gas grill chassis needs a bit of work yet, but it will work (stolen idea from another brethren).
And finally the coal basket and ash/drip pan. Snagged two of the cheap $10 grills from walmart, wired the two grates together to form square openings on the bottom. Coaxed some expanded metal into a hoop and wired it together.
The basket is probably deeper than it ever will NEED to be, should be no harm in having a little extra depth :-). it should be about 15" in dia and 12" tall.