That might be the most interesting method of combating hood rattle I've seen. My hood pins are worn out too, so major rattles there on mine. Or do you think it was to keep the hood on due to the go-fast starsky and hutch stripe?
1978 13BT-40, 70 series mechanicals
1966 FJ45 lwb stock
2003 100 stock
1974V8J40, 1992FJ80, 1985FJ60, 1971FJ55, 1978FJ40, 1974FJ40, 1997 LX450 all long gone.