So it seems that the power regulator went on my 365XD, and as a casual collector of older thinkpads, i can't just get rid if it. I decided that I would turn it into something.
I figured out my Ruger LCP fit perfectly where the battery and the hard drive are under the "hood" so to speak, so it's now a home for my pistol. The engineering of these thinkpads are simply nonpareil. Thought someone here might like this. I apologize if this breaks any kind of rules.