hood hinge problem
i added a gto hood to my 65 lemans and in the process i cleaned and painted the hinges. when i re-installed the hood, i made adjustments to the bolts that attached to the hood so it lined up at the cowl and fenders. i guessed at the correct location of the bolts that attach to the fenders. when i closed the hood, the trailing edge was raised and i was able to push it down.
i finally solved the problem by loosely attaching the bolts and took a handle of a rake and raised the front of the hood as high as it would go while the rake handle held it up. i then tightned the fender/hinge bolts, removed the rake handle and the hood closed without having the end by the cowl be raised.
this worked for me, it might be worth it to try it yourself.