Hello all. I'm working on another in my long-running series of "Stuff a new Mac into old Apple hardware" see here:http://flic.kr/s/aHsj9Bx1GZ
This time, my victim - er "donor" - is a non-working Apple IIc from 1983. Into its shell, I'm squeezing a G4 Mac Mini and its power supply. Work in progress shots here:http://flic.kr/s/aHsjxxUHek
At this point, I have the modern ports roughed into where they'll live on the original backplate. For now, I have some black matte board blocking the unused holes. I'm thinking of desoldering the original ports and propping them in the vacant holes for a more complete "original" look. But... I just can't bring myself to defile the logic board by ripping components off it.
What do the other modders think? Should I sacrifice the board (most likely non-functional at this point anyway) for aesthetics, or leave the board intact and suffer with empty ports on the back of the G4c?
[hmm. is there a way to add a poll to a post?]