1995 Suzuki Sidekick Replacing hood hinges with bolts.

Tiny
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  • 1995 SUZUKI SIDEKICK
  • 1.4L
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 203,000 MILES
So there I am driving on the highway, 2am, when I see me hood start moving like it's never moved before. Of course like anyone in this situation I immediately slowed down and threw on my hazards just before my hood flew up and smacked against the windshield (Happily doing no damage). The hood latch has malfunctioned, 'No problem' I thought to myself, I'll just go ahead and wench the hood down. Sadly, though it wasn't so simple. The force of the windshield getting yanked back broke both hood hinges on the poor old Suzuki leading me to simply take the hood off and limp on home. So after doing a good bit of research I've found no replacement for the hinges within the area I reside and I am needing a fast solution. Therefore I'm here today asking if I remove the hinges and drill through the hood into the body of my vehicle (making sure not to drill into anything important!) Will that be able to hold up against highway speeds?
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Saturday, July 11th, 2015 AT 4:30 PM

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Tiny
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HOODS MESSED UP OR JUST THE HINGES?

FOUND THIS

http://suzukicarparts.com/parts/1995/Suzuki/Sidekick/JX?siteid=214820&vehicleid=9161§ion=BODY%20HARDWARE&group=HOOD&subgroup=HOOD%20%26%20COMPONENTS&component=Hinge

SORTA WHERE YOU WANNA DRILL AND ADD BOLTS? SEE MY 1st PIC

THE MEDIC
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Saturday, July 11th, 2015 AT 6:10 PM
Tiny
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YOU COULD REALLY PERTTY IT UP WITH SOME REAL JEEP HOOD HINGES!

THE MEDIC
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Sunday, July 12th, 2015 AT 8:13 AM

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