Finally got some pics taken of the progress of Gunny. Will be looking to lock and load early this summer if all goes as planned. Gunny Smoker Progress with Pics The first order of business was to decide what type of smoker this was going to be. After taking into account my limited tools and metal skills I decided to adapt a simple vertical design with UDS similarities. So far so good and pics below. Take a good hard look and some preliminary measurements: A good hard power wash: 2 sets of badly rusted rails had to be ground out. 2 sets of rails and grate frames fabricated from tube stock and fit was good. Plate for heat deflector not yet drilled but cut to size and fit. Floor plate dry fit also: Exhaust damper made from 4 inch SS blast gate cut and dry fit: All components being dry fit before permanent installation seems a reasonable course for me. I still need expanded metal on grates with tabs so they won’t tip when slid out and charcoal basket and ash pan.