I just tore my UDS down and gave it a new paint job, fire box and vents.
My advise to you is to put your handles just below the the first ring or 14" from the top. Makes it a lot easier to carry. Make sure you use a good sealing clear coat. I neglected this and got a rusty drum after the first rain.
Anyway this is mine as it sits in the garage. Just finished the re-assembly a few hours ago.