todd, thanks for the info and links. I checked out the links. I have to look more carefully and see what they have for mine.
I actually got my lid to close. I tried to pry the hinges off with a screwdriver but the rivets were just to strong for me to pry them off. I was able to pry the legs off the grill when I was making this thing and they were riveted on yet these hinges were just riveted too strong. So what I did was I have a jigsaw and was able to cut the hinges off so now the lid closes. There are two hinges, one set of major hinges and two smaller ones. I just had to cut the major or big hinges off and the small are still there so I can still raise the lid with the smaller hinges.
So it was an epic success, well not quite but almost. The only thing that prevented it from being an epic success was that the bottom of the pie was a little to charred. Not so bad where I could not eat it but just a bit. Was my fault because I let it get too hot, I mean the kiln. The thing heats up really fast and when it was about 450 F I went inside and did some stuff then I came back out and it was about 730 F so I lowered the regulator a bit but was impatient and put the pizza on. I know that the temp of the hearth drops some but from 730 F does not drop that much. So I need to watch it and make sure about 630 or so drop it.
By the way, the first time I used this thing last week I got that spider webbing effect in the rim that I so like. This time I did not because I did not stretch it the way I'd get a rim. But maybe combination of rim, Power Flour, and high heat and maybe no oil gave me the spider web effect. Very cool.
Using this Little Red Corvette really is more efficient than using my home oven. I like this thing. I have to dial it in where I can make it consistently good. Might have mentioned it before but will again. Mine isn't egg shape so it can't be a Little Red Egg so I just call it a Little Red Corvette (LRC) even though it's not really Corvette shape nor is it all red but there is a Prince song from 1982 called Little Red Corvette so I thought I'd call it that.
I misplaced my digi camera so I can not take pics but wish I did so I could have posted the pics.
So for now I'm good but I am gonna look into these grates you talk about.