this is the older original brinkman, bought in about 96-97, works excellent and has yrs and yrs of use left in it. needs nothing. I do have to weld a small pc to the fire box to hold the new ss grills, but will be done in the next day or 2.
has been welded up (rooky job at best but hey it worked), steel shelf added, fresh coat of hi heat paint and ready for some brisket or ribs.
holds a fire all night on one load, I have smoked for 2 days with one 20# bag of kingsford (full load of 5 brisket), will hold about 200# of meat.