put out a call to local bbq
I see you are in Rochester, there are several local guys that have bbq interests and shop equipment to help out..you really need a brake or make up using a press / bars. a.sawzall...wizard wheels...a welder or even a cheap mig, if you bolt stacks on you need flanges bent up for mating surfaces...try to find some local help, try to find a cooker / plan that you feel you can copy..good luck...but post on here or even craigs lists that you could use some help with equipment, someone can do some of what you need while you are doing something for them..barter..
also, why is your weather so much nicer than mine? I have ice / snow and wear a Carhart overhauls and you are in shorts? only 70 miles away?
TwinTech Pro Double, Backwoods Fat Boy, TwinTech Hawg Kooker, FE 400, SP SPK 700, Empty check book and understanding wife...sometimes..