My Ford 500 was no where near concourse condition...You understand that you're an exception, an outlier?
Not everybody can or even wants to keep their daily driver in concourse condition.
I saw a T1 for sale recently for $4000. I don't think whoever buys that is going to spend $1300 on a headlight lens crack. He might even come on this forum looking for a less expensive way to fix it.
My T1 had ****y foggy headlights when I bought it. I paid 850 for a brand new set and never thought twice about it.
I understand if you can't afford to fix it. If the fix is temporary ok, but if it's putting bandaids on it till over and over again, No