Thanks to all with their ideas on how to improve the alignment of the bonnet
on my bugeye. I just went out and removed the Victoria British hard rubber
strip and it improved some, but not enough. It never fit right and was
hitting the hood in a couple of spots. When I installed it I had to make a
chamfer with a razor blade to get it started in the channel and still found it
difficult to bottom it at all locations in the channel. The rubber is too
hard to conform properly.
The corners are higher than the center so I think my next step is to play
with the corner braces to pull the corners down some more. One side has room
in the slotted end to move it some. The other brace is at the end of the slot
and it looks like a PO bent the brace some to bring the lower back edge of
the hood in somewhat. Any other thoughts would be appreciated.