Converting a Casio z120? (need advice)

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I have a Casio Z120 which I haven't used in over a year, Its in great shape still, but I just don't need it, It takes decent IR images (with an R72), So instead of just giving the camera away or selling it for next to nothing, I was thinking of converting it (or trying anyway) To fulltime Infrared, I would prefer to replace the sensor plate with an IR filter, because I have no way of attaching my filter to the front of the camera. BUT not exactly sure how I would go about doing this (getting a sensor plate, Or i've heard some people use cut negatives (Overexposed or underexposed I forget)) Though i'm a bit doubtfull of the quality of that.

Any advice? The z120 doesn't seem to be a popular camera to convert so i've found no resources on it specifically...

Sample pic taken holding the R72 in front of the camera
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I did a custom conversion on my old Oly P&S. Since I did not have any optical glass laying around, I used a resin CC10M filter. Cut and filed it down to the size of the glass filter that it was replacing. Then I cut an 87C poly filter to size an placed over it. Not the greatest setup but it works. My camera does not allow custom WB so I use florescent, which produces a nearly perfect B&W. It took me a few hours to do the conversion.

A couple of example shots from it.
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