Can a 1995 hood be put on a 1999.
Same model. Except the hoods have different closing assist springs.
The 1995 maroon hood has a spring mounted in front of radiator between frame rails.
The 1999 red hood has the spring mounted on the hood near the open end that closes near windshield.
I checked the holes in maroon hood for nuts in center beam, nothing inside to fasten bolts.
Can I cut the center hood beam off of red hood and slide into beam of maroon hood, without compromising structural integrity.
My 2nd option is to drill holes thru the hood and put aluminum plates on top and inside to fasten spring assembly.
Thanks for your input.