I've introduced myself, and now I'm ready to ask some questions - 1. - What kind of hurdles can I expect when converting this ice box to a smoker, i.e. unsafe original materials, proper heating methods, ventilation??? 2. - Who are the good component suppliers? I don't want to spend a fortune, and I don't need the "best". Specifically, I want to go with electric heat source(s) at 110V and I don't really need to start with the cold smoking until I become proficient at hot smoking. Here's a couple pics of the ice box - It's a true "ice box", no electrical at all. I have the original top, and will only need to close off the top back portion, most likely with some sheet metal. Let the suggestions, comments and encouragement begin!