If theres one universally aggravating problem with all late-model cars, its the plastic headlight assemblies that have graced their front ends since the mid-80s1987 for the Mustang. Designed to save weight and aid in aerodynamics (as well as give the designers more creative freedom), these plastic housings slowly age into a dull yellowish, distorted-looking mess that detract from the aesthetics of the car and pose a serious safety concern for nighttime driving.
Replacing these light housings is easy and can be accomplished in a matter of minutes in your own driveway, but now you have the option of upgrading the looks of your Mustang at the same time. Manufactured by KS Reproduction, these reproduction light assemblies come in various styles to complement your paint and/or to give your Mustang that certain look. From clear sidemarkers to smoke headlights (and clear and smoke taillights to match), you can easily regain lost light clarity while improving your Mustangs looks. Of course, they carry stock replacement lights if thats all youre looking for.
We contacted Laurel Mountain Mustang, a KS Reproduction dealer, for a complete set of smoke headlights and marker lights for our resident 90 LX hatchback. We believe the smoke look would complement the burgundy-colored Medium Cabernet topcoat perfectly. One last word: check with your local authorities on lighting requirements, because some municipalities frown on clear sidemarkers or clear taillights. Both the responsibility and the ultimate decision are up to you.