So an update is due I guess. I went ahead and skipped the idea for a kegerator conversion in the old fridge, but did go ahead and retrofit the broken refrigeration with modern "guts" from a modern mini fridge. I converted it to a beer cellar with shelves. Here is a pic
on a somewhat related note, I did eventually go with nice new italian made 2.5 gallon kegs for my keezer.
I think it's too bad that everybody's decided to turn on drugs, I don't think drugs are the problem. Crime is the problem. Cops are the problem. Money's the problem. But drugs are just drugs.