I've seen one of those in person and gave it the once over. They are pretty thin metal, but because it's a vertical type smoker, I can see it being pretty effective. I'd definitely want to burn sticks in it though.
For uds style cooking, you could fashion a uds style fire basket that sits in the bottom of cooking chamber. Add a sheet of aluminum flashing to block the channel from the firebox, and add some sort of intake in bottom of cook chamber.
Modded Brinkmann Gourmet. Basic UDS. Rescued 22.5" OTS. SJS Mini-WSM. Stubbs. B&B Oak Lump.
Cannondale 2009 F8 (for burning off all the great BBQ)