I have not done monitors but I have done old console TV sets. One thing to note. messing around within the monitor case is very dangerious as there are some very powerful capacitors that can store energy for a very long time after being unpluged.
Make sure you know what a capactor looks like and make sure you dont touch them when removing the guts of the monitor. I dont know how much AFM
went into making the above point clear that the capactors are very dangerious.
I think its a fine idea. Kind of like the old Macaquarium's people made with the old Apple Macintosh computers when they where all in one units.