Originally Posted by Leadpencil
Yes, the same thing that has been done to the mini fridge. I don't see any reason why it couldn't be done.
A mini fridge and a freezer are built differently...a mini fridge uses a heat exchanger grid unit attached to the back of the fridge that can easily be removed...a freezer uses thin tubing welded to the outer sheet metal box of the freezer that is incased in foam inslulation, it would be almost impossible to gut or disassemble a freezer and have it remain operable. If you have the ability to rebuild the heat exchanger after gutting the freezer, have at it, but that will not be easy or cheap! IMO, you would be far better off looking for a free or cheap mini fridge on craigslist rather than attempting a difficult and costly rebuild of an "old" freezer unit. My apologies if you have the skill set to do this...cheers!
While gutting the freezer, if you hear a hissing noise, that is the magic chilling vapor that is exiting the freezer rapidly leaving you with a 5 CF paperweight.