This weekend I was tinkering around with an old Apple 2E computer which, by the way, was released when I was two years old (1982/83). I attended the ASTE Conference this passed February and the Bering Straights team did something like this at their booth. I loved it and wanted to try it out, too!
Basically a 64gb iPad 2 was mounted in the shell of a 2e.
I ran the cord through the back of the box and cut out for the sync/charge cord.
With all the extra room, I could also mount small speakers inside the casing.
The result is "The Retro Charger" iPad charging/docking station...
What else was I going to do on a Saturday afternoon, watch TV?