Hey guys been MIA after buying an old cj7 in early June- but still grilling like always. Night before last the captive nuts on the Akorn pulled out the back- made for a fun time finishing some wings. Anyways the bottom is rusted out as well and my heat deflector is cracked in two and being supported by an old framing square. I could rebolt the lid and ride it through until Labor Day sales. Looked at a BGE and kamado joe as well as much better priced Weber kettles, traegers as well but the electrical chit that will fail in those someday has me leaning kamado. Looking for thoughts and input while trying to stem the cash flow after my Jeep purchase and tool spending spree.