wish i could see what you are talking about. only installed panels on a 67 and a 69 [view my photos] do the panels bottom out in the area they bolt to? is the 1/4 between the top of the hood and the bottom of the trim ring? [raised edge around the panel] post some photos, or send me a plane ticket. philip mcgugin
Thanks for the insight, my hood louvers have 6 metal rods that go through the hood.
Its not the rods that I'm having the problem with, its the thickness of the louver.
Theres a gasket thats fits in between the louver plate and the hood that seals.
I took the gasket away, which left the thickness of the louver that mounts on top of
a thin black plate.
are you talking about the chrome panels in the center of your hood? if so i really need to see them to give the correct advice. grind down the boss area where the bolts go in to shorten them, or you might have to[ last resort] cut out the area where it fits aginst[bottom] and make a new bracket to anchor them down, something that will fit across the bottom, bolt on to part and overlap on to hood,botton side.