1971 Opel GT
I am currently doing weld repairs to the edge of the one fender and the hood is not attached to the hinges. I laid the hood on the car to check the gaps, and they are ok. But I noticed the vertical alignment with the edge of the fenders is not good some places. I put shims under the front edge of the hood to bring it up to the level of the fender between the headlights. With the front edges flush and the rear corners flush, the hood is >.125", (1/8") lower than the fenders along the sides in the area of the vents and rearward. Is this a normal/acceptable amount? I normally try for much better alignment. I do not see an easy way to improve this. Choices seem to be bending the hood or cutting the vertical lip of the fender and rewelding. Thanks.