61 Buick Lesabre. It bent the old hinge. Can't find a replacement (I've tried, may have sourced one, but still confirming). So I straightened the old one and welded 2 x 3mm plate to the 2 pieces that bend. No way they are bending now. Spring off, hood closes perfectly Spring on, it tries to bend the hinge again, it can't due to the welded plate, but it tries. Clearly the spring on that side needs to be a bit "looser" with slightly less tension. Any thoughts on how to reduce the tension a tad ?