I am attempting to replace an old PLCC32 part that was directly soldered to the board with a new part of undecided form. We will definitely need an adapter as we have not been able to find a PLCC32 part that does what we need. I cannot use a PLCC adapter plug because there are also height restrictions. We are considering building a two-sided adapter board that has pads on the bottom side that match the PLCC32 layout on the current board, with the new layout on top. Theoretically, the adapter board would be soldered directly to the old board and the new chip on top of the adapter.
However, I have not seen any examples of soldering two PCBs directly together in this manner, which makes me think it is a likely to be a bad idea. Can anyone comment on this sort of custom adapter?