I've got a crazy idea to hinge my lift-off pin-on hood with a prop rod instead of using the factory sprung hinges. Has anyone tried this? My Beretta has the same setup as what I'm planning for the Camaro if it's feasible, and I have an extra pair of hinges that I can use. This is a crappy picture, but it shows the hinge/bracket I'm talking about. All it does is screw into a nut on the fender and pivot the hood. Here is the hood in question: While it is flimsy, I dont really expect this to be a problem. I was also thinking instead of bolting the hinge pivots to the fender I could pin them. That way it is still only 4 pins to remove the hood completely if needed. The main thing I would gain is being able to lift the hood without putting it on the roof and scratching up paint.