How square are the corners between the fender and header? How square are the corners of the hood? If your corners are not square, you'll be chasing alignment issues until you solve that issue. Does shifting the hinge bolts improve the alignment? I have an Unlimited Products Cowl hood that will likely cause me to slot the hinge bolts to rotate the hood a bit, since everything is painted, I have no choice but to improvise....Anyone have any advice on how to approach this. I’m not a body guy, but I believe that this is a common problem in this area. I’ve bought three header panels and now two hoods trying to get this roughed in. The hood hits in the front right and the gaps are all over the place. My gut tells me to start cutting and welding on the header to meet the hood. But again, I’m not a body guy. The hood is centered side to side and lined up front to back. It’s pretty close along the fender height wise. This hood and header is by far the best fit out of all of them so far. View attachment 140675 View attachment 140676 View attachment 140677 View attachment 140678 View attachment 140679
Yes, I’ve measured it every way I could. It’s actually pretty squared, with in a 1/16” and 1/8”. I had it at a really good body guy but after $17,500 I just couldn’t do it anymore. That’s all just panel fitment. He got the rear done, up to the front of the doors. It’s ready for bodywork.Measurement time. See if you have a Diamond?