So I finally got around to writing up the post about taking apart the mini fridge. While brewing one Saturday, I took some time and separated the internals from the useless (to me at least) outer shell.
It was a lot easier than I had anticipated, all that was required to take this apart were a screwdriver (or drill), a hammer, a clamp, and a couple blocks of wood. The key was to do it slowly and work in small sections. In order to make it a bit easier to work with, I removed the door from the fridge.
The next thing I did was remove the steel shell from the insulation and disconnect the compressor from the frame.
Next, I took out the freezer compartment that will distribute the cooled freon inside the kegerator.
After that, I took had to peel away some styrofoam to get the cooling lines out. At that point, the guts of the fridge were completely removed.
The last thing I did was flatten out the freezer compartments with some clamps and blocks of wood so it will fit up against the wall for my build.
Like I said, if you're planning on doing this yourself, just take your time. I was terrified that I would nick a freon line and my $50 purchase would be a lump of trash, but just checking what I was taking apart along the way really helped. All in all, this took me about 45 minutes from start to finish. While my single hop additional beer was boiling was a perfect time.