I have not done a S-10 or full size Chevy truck hinges. We did have a job in the shop a few months ago. I was actually pissed when they gave the job to another tech. It was a job that, when looking at it on paper, looked real good. He was making big bucks on the repair, that is, until he got to the hinges. By the time he got done with the hinges, he actually lost money.
I would figure out a way to keep what you got somehow.