Looks like you are "well into" the build....but like the others above have said. Burn that thing out. The lack of shinny-ness to the inside concerns me.
Cookshack sm055, UDS, Smokey Joe, Southwest Pit, couple of Weber kettles, an old gasser, and a weed burner.
Gary, KCBS -CBJ
Certified Nebraska MOINK Baller, KCBS - CBJ
Semper Fi, when in doubt empty the magazine