Originally Posted by daninnewjersey
I just bought 2 of them as replacements for the lids I lost. Take a pair of plyers and flatten out the edge of the lid. It will chip the paint but you can spray high temp paint on the exposed metal. Place the lid on the drum, tap any uneven parts of the lip with a hammer and wood block. It will be almost air tight, but believe me....100% air tight is not necessary.......
That's what i did in my second one. On my first one i had the guys in the fab shop cut the drum lid to fit diameter of dome lid and weld it together.Pliers and a hammer is easier.