I'd be fine with a field constructed cover provided it was done in a neat manner. The cover and 'reuse' of the box might not meet the code in that it wouldn't be the OEM cover or it's intended use but IMO it would meet the intent. The wires would be protected. Really what's the diffenence between using this box and buying something new. What would be the improvement?
I'm assuming this person would clean up the mess, add some support for the bird's nest entering the box, and perhaps label some stuff.
If it was mine I'd clean it up and put a nice new cover on it with labels, etc. It's not nice and new but it's still functional.
Bring it on....
[This message has been edited by RSmike (edited 07-01-2005).]