I have a friend thats been fighting hood fitment issues on his 32 sedan using a repop shell. The drivers side fits smurfectly but the passenger side had a 1/4" gap at the worst possible spot, the center of the curve. If you allowed the gap to close the rear of the hood would overlap the cowl, we slid a gennie 32 shell on and the hood fit just like its supposed to so we figured it had to be the nose. Sorry forgot the camera for this part but I can walk you thru it without em. Start by installing everything and shimming the front and rear of the hoodsides so the gaps are even, then measure from the nose out to the hood and mark the amount of movement needed. You should do this in several places. this is what you want to have when you pull it off to start the repair. Make sure that you mark where to stop the stretch too. next make a template that matches the curve and mark it the same as the nose. measure and mark the template for the new curve and play connect the dots. Here's a vid on how ya pull that off. (sorry for the clicking and the loud music, camera has better microphone than it has a focuser.) The cat refuses to apologize for anything, I should fire him. Then cut your template to the new line. set that stuff aside and grab a hammer, I like to make the patch for the corner before I cut anything so I know the contour is close. Handy trick>>>>> to get the shape in the patch I use a cutoff deadblow hammer as the lower dolly, you get a nice rounded shape in a hurry and dont have to listen to that annoying pink pink pink sound. You should only have to make one relief cut to get this done but its in the worst part of the curve. There will need to be a cut from 0 to 0 along the backside between the hood lip and the outer skin as we dont need to move the hood, just the outer skin. Push/prod/pry the outer skin to fit the template and tack a couple bridges in to hold it in place. Now we are ready for a test fit,, (thems my buddy's hands, mine have less wrinkles) Looks like we got a good fit and without shimming the hoodsides it sits just where we want it so lets get to filling the holes! lets start with the outside first. Hold you premade patch to the inside of the hole and mark it for cutting. Nifty trick number 2>>> make your patch slightly bigger than the hole so it spreads things open just a bit more than needed. With a bit of practice this will eliminate a bunch of stretching. Make sure it fits tight and dont let it escape as your tacking it in place. You really need to keep it all flush to save a bunch of hammering later. (dont worry I got a couple tricks up my sleeve if it does get away from ya) I went ahead and put the first bend for the rear lip in it before welding, the rest of it will get hammered/pliered in after. If you see it trying to get out of the hole stop welding and grind the finished welds down and tap in back into place, then continue to weld.