Small project today, to shorten the winter day. I eliminated hood prop rod by replacing it with gas springs. Those springs are inexpensive at $17.51 each, McMaster-Carr P/N 4138T52 (40 lbs extended force). By the way, the GT radiator is not position dead in the middle. That forced me to attach left and right gas spring in slightly different way. Not a big deal, the whole project took me about 3 hours.