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1950's split level has Metal Junction boxes attached to studs. While updating switches to paddle switches I've found several boxes where the metal box is literally coming apart at the seams.

I'm wondering if anyone has experienced this, has suggestion for fixing (besides removing and using old work boxes).

The design has the nailed on wall plate attached to the "box" with screws that overlap a tongue. in my case it looks like the screws are backed out.

The screws can be seen here in the bottom left (outside the box) and the upper right had sides.
 

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What type of wiring do you have? A metal box is needed with metallic cables.
 
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