Time for a new topic for the automotive archaeologists.
Opening one of my tail lights with the glass lens, it came out of the chrome frame and fell from a height of about 1 foot onto the concrete floor and broke.
Glued together, it’s holding but probably won’t last long.
I found someone in Somerset selling two, so I got them both. These are the 523308 half-red/half-white version, although the number on the edge formed by the mold is 523307.
So they arrived today and I began stripping off the remains of the red, to repaint them.
I found one was clear glass, and the other had been sandblasted on the red half in order to get the red to stick better. It didn’t BTW, was in worse condition than the other as received. Vehicle origins and years unknown, but the clear one has M5 on one edge where the sandblasted one has just M.
So has anyone else seen one of these with a sandblasted area like this one on the right? Any other comments?