That's a great ambition, but actually unnecessary. I've seen you posted in the awesome Swyter's post on porting; the tweaks you asked for are, I believe, the things that fix stuff like lords wielding invisi-sticks in castle scenes. The broom-in-the-face thing is a bit of a problem too, but I can live with it, at least.
Actually, if Flanged allows you to update it unofficially, contact me, and I will get you transparent riot shields. I'd love to see this mod alive, even if it means it being merely zombified.