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Assuming that the tub is not deformed and that your fitment problem is hood related, there is a much better way to resolve the problem, in broad strokes:

Grind off about 4 - 5" of the Gel Coat on each side of the hood.

Install hood so that it is properly centered to the cowl vent and properly fitted/latched at the front.

Properly fit front fenders and install with only 3 or 4 bolts

Prepare 4 - 5" beyond the fender flange so that body filler can be applied to the fender surface

Using a wide Spreader straddle the gap between the hood and the fender and apply about a 1/4" thick coat of fiber impregnated body filler to both panels.

Before the body filler sets up too hard, run a box knife along the fender flange.

Open the the gap up between the edge of the hood and the fender mounting flange to about 3/16" so that once the body filler has set so that you can easily open & close the hood

Using the appropriate grinder, contour grind the fender to the hood so that you have a flush fit.

Apply additional filler to both surfaces as required and repeat prior step.

Remove hood and apply filler around edges on the underside to blend them into the inner liner.

Re- Install hood and open up gaps for the desired clearance
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