I don't wish to be too
hard on the idea, since re-purposing and recycling is generally good - but usually from the vintage collector's perspective, the object is to restore the machines we grew up with to living, breathing, working examples of the genuine original article. What you're describing is a casemod, not refurbishment.
I can't speak for others on this board, but every time someone posts a video of someone breathlessly describing how "creative" they think they are when they've hacked apart a classic machine with a dremel to make (gasp! surprise!) yet another
cheap AMD Gaming rig, I die a little inside.
Since these machines are "mid-life" vintage and currently somewhat plentiful (compared to say.. a Lisa 1?), it won't be a huge loss, but it still destroys a vintage machine - and treating vintage machines as expendable is how they become
I won't say you're in the wrong place, but it'd be nicer to see it in original working condition, doing something cool.
"dsakey" on trademe. Apple II's are my thing.