Originally Posted by streetrodmuscle
BEFORE you put the shim (it's the last restort) FIRST see if you have rotated the hinge back as far as it will go. VERY seldom have I seen a hinge that won't rotate back to lower the hood far enough.
Here is a "Basics of Basics" on panel alignment.
cowl hood adjustment - Team Camaro Tech
Understand, we are not "lowering" the hinge, that will NOT lower it as low in the rear as rotating it back! Try to rotate it back before you shim it.