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Old 09-29-2019, 08:29 PM   #19
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Default Re: 1929 Hood Latches won't reach

this is not completely on point nor contradictory of the many fine comments that have been made. But I found personally that there is not much room for deviation from original specs in the '29 cowl/hood/radiator/radiator shell. Like you I had more chain reactions than the atom bomb trying to get things aligned.
The Vintique hood shelves I have required lots of trimming to make them useable, the originals are thinner, fit better, are more flexible and infinitely easier to install.

If I were you I would remove the hood shelves and hooks and try to achieve hood alignment first.
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