Well after several weeks of hacking it's finally done!
I was even able to upgrade to 4.8.1 half way though with the used of the program called Beyond Compare. An Amazing app that makes upgrading a hacked site SOO easy.
Anyway, comment and suggestions appreciated. Just wanted to share a relatively heavily modified site. In addition to the templates I had to hack a great number of actual code pages as well becuase many things are still not in the templates.