I’ll have to give it a try then. Being able to open the hood again isnt too important. Just as long as the hood stays on ill be happy. Is it easy to remove the hood or do you need any particular tools?Yes is the answer, but it will depend on your skills and abilities if it will still open with the new hood in place.
Here is an opened hood on a green light. Notice the hinges going down into the body.
Greenlight Country Roads 1967 Ford Galaxie 500 by Milton Fox, on Flickr
And from the inside. Here you can see the other end of the hinges. You would still need to drill another rivet that holds the dash board in place.
Johnny Lightning Mopar Mayhem #487 1971 Plymouth GTX by Milton Fox, on Flickr