I made it through pages 280 over the last month and got started on my build.
Burned it out this weekend
All cleaned up, inside and out with the wire wheel. Lid got a little out of whack, so using the clamp to suck it back in.
Assembly and season in the next few days. Dont think Im gonna paint it....all the bells and whistles will come out on the next one.
Thanks for all the great posts with detailed info!