I've been rereading John Hinkley's report on the Camaro assembly process. I noticed that he says the fender inner braces/reinforcements were welded to the skin in a fixture to match the hood contour.
Would this be a good way to match the hood and fender contours of repro pieces? Last time I did this was to bang, pry, jump, etc, on the hood to match the fenders. Worked out pretty good in the end but I wonder if breaking the spotwelds on the inner braces/fenders to align them to the hood instead of vice versa would be easier.