Been doing this for many years. Good tip thanks for sharing.
did I remove my front hood wrong?
I removed the two bolts in the lower half of each hinge.
I'll try to remember doweling when back together
I would be the last to say what you did was wrong. However, I believe the holes in the hinge plate are somewhat larger than the actual bolts, and thus would allow some mis-alignment.
I admittedly may be a bit over cautious, but after waiting over three years to get my repaired car back home I certainly do not want to chip the paint reinstalling the front hood. 😳😳😥😥
I believe a similar technique works on Sanden Compressor mounting to the original York Compressor plate, and can be used for door hinges, as well. Good Tip!