Following Alelovers post on another thread , I made two brackets out of aluminum and used hi temp rtv w/ Nomex tapes all around lid perimeter. Currently have two 1/2 in tubes holding my charcoal basket in place just above the tray. Baffle wasn't too bad to make and I made some templates out of cardboard. Plates will sit 6 inches below cooking grate. Wasn't too sure on the widths for the tuning plates but hope they'll work. Extended exhaust using flex tube from Depot but I might redo with dryer vent that's less bulky and softer to work with . Have two toggle clamps coming tomorrow and two TelTru bg300s' coming as well that I'll install. Wife is annoyed I've been missing a new rig but I know it'll be worth it . Gonna season and smoke some ribs Saturday . Wish me luck gents .