While smoking on my Weber Kettle one morning my dad shows up after visiting a local yard sale with a Brinkmann Pittmaster Deluxe on the back of his truck. The smoker had medium amount of rust but I was surprised by the weight of the Brinkmann compared to units currently sold at Home Depot etc. I learned it's the all steel model and was certainly worth a restoration. I started with sanding and removing the old wood then painting with Rust-Oleum High Heat Enamel BBQ spray paint. Then replaced the wood, temperature gauge, fire box grates, and wheels. The wheels posed one of the biggest issues as the Brinkmann had no axle just welded rods fixed to the legs so these had to be cut off then new holes drilled for the threaded rod which would act as the new axle. A neighbor gave me sheet of stainless steel which I rolled into a tuning tube of sorts then drilled a few holes for smoke thinking I would have to drill more as testing went along. I did one seasoning run with the tube as is and after checking grate temps from right to left and doubt I will add any additional holes. The Pittmaster Deluxe did maintain 250+ fairly quickly with no mods other than the tuning tube. I wish I would have done front wheels due to the weight but overall my investment was.. 2 Wheels ( Harbor Freight ) $12 1 Threded rod ( Lowes ) $7 3 cans of BBQ Paint $18 1 Temperature Gauge ( Lowes ) $9 2 fire box grates on sale ( Home Depot ) $5.50 1 Step-up Drill bit ( Harbor Freight ) $6 Sand paper, Wood, Hardware $15 I'm sure I could have done a few things a bit better but it's my first rebuild and I'm sure my dad will dig up a few more for me to play with.