Someone has probably already done something like this but I wanted to show this anyway.
After building a bunch of sticks I have amassed a bunch of old controller shells and bits. I decided to put some of these to good use after my PS2 controller broke (most inconvenient for my wife as she was at the tail end of Persona 3) SO I bought the Sony PS2 controller w/o rumble motors from Wal-mart for $15 and got to work.
I rummaged through my old shells until I found a transparent blue one from the same family. I decided to stick with the black lower half and use the transparent blue top.
Some rumble motors also had to be soldered in seeing as it didn’t come with any. Good thing I have a grip of those. I went with a 4/8 stack motor setup which is an upgrade from the 1/4 stack that would have been in the controller had it come with rumble motors. I don’t know if this will negatively effect the controller in the longterm but, here’s me not caring>:wgrin:. I demand big rumbles! Here is a picture of the motors installed next to the ones they would have replaced.
I also went with the light grey buttons and analog sticks from a PSOne controller. Here is the end result.
So, to recap…
SCPH-10520 A series guts and lower shell
Transparent blue top shell
Light grey buttons and analog sticks from a PSOne controller
4/8 stack motors for maximum rumble
Thanks for looking!