What I would do to fix the hood is make a cut or two, recontour it so the lines match, and refinish it. That is only something I would do if I were building a car that simply had to have perfect gaps, and everything lined up exactly. If its a driver, that isnt a problem like it is, since its a 40 year old car now. The T41 front end never fit well when new, and getting one perfect is going to take time, patience, and money. If I can get my daughters 72 with a 71 front end to line up as well as yours, I will be happy.