I found a set of hood springs in my extra parts stash and could not figure out how to get them off and on the hinges. It is easy on many other cars I have done but this one was giving me fits. I ended up making this out of stuff I had laying around and it worked perfect. I cut a piece of schedule 40 pipe 6 inches long. The ran a long 1/2 inch bolt through it with large washers and offset them to the side. I did have to grind the washers down to be thinner to fit between the coils. I lowered the hood down and blocked it so that I just just barely get my hand in there to insert this into the coils. I held it on with a large zip tie. Then I opened the hood all the way and the spring comes right off.