I have seen in the car many opportunities for DIY, and is just a matter of being interested and let your mind work to find the way to do it.
Scoot the same thing happened when I fix the Temperature sensor in this vehicle, you look and define your problem then search for information and then you put the pieces together and you have a fix.
I like the way you think! Clever repair, and fun too I am sure. It's nice also to have a father/son project, memories for a lifetime for you both.
Also, nice fog lamp placement, I like it very much. Good work!