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Originall '68, and '69-70 GTO hoods also have differences from the repro.
'68 hoods have differences in the inner structure, as were not designed to fold up in a frontal collision. instead, the rear corners of original 68 hoods often went back into the windshield.
'69 hoods had revised understructure, so they would fold up, and are separated into standard hoods and RA versions. Original production '69-70 RA hoods with factory hood tachs originally had a piece of the understructure trimmed by a portable hydraulic sheer. This small area was removed in one continous clamping of the tool...not the easiest to replicate with a saw or grinder if restoring a high point car, but it can be done. Last, have not ck'ed a one fits all "68-70" repro GTO hood in some time, but for at least the first 10 years of production, the ironing board center area of the repro hood was not as defined as an original or even an NOS '70 hood, and the repro had to have filler work and careful sanding to get it close.