Good conversation on this topic.
It will be interesting to determine if we can authenticate if the hoods on our cars are original to our cars, similar to date codes on the rear quarter panels, etc. That is the reason I recommend we generate a list of body build dates vs. hood stamp dates to evaluate trends like we did on gas tanks. Those with survivor cars can be significant contributors. However, Kurt does mention a good point that, unlike gas tanks, hoods are easily replaced, so correlation between car and hood could be messy.
Question: I assume (based on the updated CRG Research Report, “The First-Generation Camaro Assembly Process”), that the cowl induction hoods were stamped and manufactured my Fisher Body then shipped over to the Chevrolet Assembly Plant, with the rest of the front end sheet metal?