Well I decided that I'm going to bring this mod back, incompatibilities and all :)
The problem is that a republic armor item can't be made (as far as anyone seems to know) without replacing another model, so I am just going to go ahead and do that.
Now, I just need to hear people's opinions on what I should replace. I was thinking either the combat suit or heavy combat suit which are what I use the least. However, I want to know if there are any unused models in K1 like the armored flight suits (or something like that) in TSL. Thanks.