Now, about that hood hold-up wire...Here's the rest of the story. I couldn't even begin to guess what this hood weighs, but believe me, it is HEAVY, and there are no hood springs as yet. Needless to say, I wouldn't show this pic, except to pass judgement on just how great a craftsman Gene Winfield is. That hood scoop simply says "bring it on o'minions of modifications, this is a mere hill for a high stepper". That leading edge did not move, period. Now image what it took to straighten out the smacked side, which if you noticed in the earlier pics, was down about half way to the hood. NOW, 'Mo, that's downright ornery and cruel, almost as bad as the gold 216. Depending on time, we may have to lop 2 jugs off this bent 8, and git back to the basics.