Here are some pics of my UDG (ugly drum grill).
I think it would be easy to convert back and forth from grill to smoker, but I liked building these so I have one of each.
The floor is from a donor lid. I did not want to build up a drum full of ash so I used a ashpan from a cheapo kettle clone. The lid is the bottom of a donor drum with the outside of a donor lid welded on, gives me some heighth. You could just move everything down a bit and use a flat lid just as easily.
As for the new drum and it's black paint, on your seasoning burn if you want to repaint just crank it up with the lid off and you will be able to easily sand the original paint off. The original paint will probably hold okay if you smoke only and keep the temp under control, but that won't work if you use it as a grill.
Hope that helps.
Drumhead - UDS x 2 & UDG
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