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I would guess you will need to take care, mostly because the vehicle is made up from very thin and light mass sheets, used to provide thermal insulation to the interior ( more to keep the inside warm, rather than cold, so the electronics inside do not get so cold that they become superconductors, or the silicon stops being a semiconductor) that will tend to tear if touched by anything but the lightest touch. Best way to catch the probe would be to attach on the original spacecraft bus attachments, as these were designed to handle the launch stress and are designed to allow the probe to be handled. You would also need to fold in the RTG generator and such items as were deployed on arms, as this will make handling easier. There may be problems doing this, as the joints are most likely stiffened to immobility after multiple years of vacuum exposure.
Interesting is that the controller is a CDP1802 made in the early 1970's, and was used because of it's low power consumption and it's ability to tolerate radiation.