My GF needs a bigger pack for us to do some overnight treks. She has always expressed how she loves the external design as opposed to the modern internals. So that is what I am looking for!
I am even interested in older style external frames. If the "pack" part is in poor condition I can restore the frame and make new packs to attach to it.
Send me a PM if you have anything. I am trying to keep it on the cheap.