Just got my second Cuban Alice pack and I'd like to have it modified with Molle webbing on the lid and bag as well as Velcro in some areas. Some friends are suggesting to keep it original because it's like a collectible item and I was hoping you guys can help me decide if what I want to do is viable or not. The fabric looks strong and in good condition depite being like 20 years old. My goal is to assemble the pack with a FILBE frame and I want to make the pack fully Molle compatible. Im calling it The Raptor. I got my first example a couple years ago and to my surprise is fully compatible with both the LC2 frame and the DEI1606 AC/MC frame. Even the sustainment pouches can be used on it just like any real Alice. First picture is my other C. Alice that I assembled with frame. Following pictures represent what I want to do. My greatest concern is the fabric. In theory should hold in one piece but some around me said that sewing might rip it in the long term because this pack is like 20 years old. Any experience or suggestions are welcome.