You may have noticed that the car was sporting a smashed out fog light, this was the unfortunate result of a run-in with a raised man-hole cover. When I took delivery of this fine piece of machinery the lights weren’t in the best condition, but with some parts salvaged from a donor bumper they were at least mounted and functional. Cue the construction work… My journey home from work was for a time plagued by road work. I had become quite adept and slaloming around the sewer caps that towered out from the ground down asphalt, using a keen eye and sense of rhythm to avoid tearing off the power steering cooler or bending the lower cross member. On a late summer’s run home I was tired, unfocused, and I think that the man-hole could sense it. The next thing I knew, out from under the truck I was following a cover leaped out and dodged into my path! I veered, veered like the wind but the cover still caught my foggie and smashed it to smithereens.
I wanted yellow foggies anyway. I just like the look, plus it throws a nice yellow hue in front of the car in the dusk. I researched multiple solutions to my lack of fogs, most were either super expensive, like imported Euro-spec lenses; or difficult and hackey, like painting the lenses. I stumbled upon a set of yellow glass fog lights including housings on eBay while searching around, and for the pair it was only going to cost me $25. Sold.
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