Thanks for keeping an eye out. I went to look at this again tonight before bed. I was out there for about 1 hour looking at things. It's like the cowl has to come down to make clearance for the hood hinge. It's really strange. It's not sitting up any higher than the DS. That or the core support has to come up by switching the aluminum PTFB thick and thin bushing halves, and hopefully there is adjustment to make the DS work after that because it is workable right now.
I was thinking about taking the hood hinges out and setting the hood in place supported only at each corner with the rubber-headed stop bolts to see if they reveals anything too.