It's really sad that an essential part like these drip trays is no longer available for these wonderful old grills. I was hoping I could literally keep my father's old 1000 going forever. Or at least the rest of my life. Kind of sad to think I may eventually have to pitch it when the drip tray wears out. Fortunately I did replace that part when I rehabbed it 5 years ago. It looks pretty good. For now.