Alright guys here are some pics from my first UDS build. Read that UDS thread on here for days and figured out what I wanted to do. I used three 3/4 inch close black steel nipples for my air intakes, didnt have a welder so i used conduit nuts on the inside of the drum. mounded my grill grate 7 inches from the top and that makes it 24 inches from the bottom of the charcoal basket. there was no liner on the inside of the drum and that made it a whole lot easier. used a wire brush and got all the rust out and then burnt it out good. installed some handles on the sides as well. i rubbed it down with oil tonight and put about 3lbs of charcoal in it to season it.
I had to cut out the lid so i used the lid as an ash catcher. it barely fits past my bolts that hold the cooking grate though so it makes the basket kind of hard to get in and out. Is it necessary to have it? also any good ideas for putting wheels on this bad boy.
here are the pics!