This is the hood lined up with the fender gap as good as it gets.
Getting this front end on has been an absolute struggle, most of the metalwork wherein 50% of the firewall was replaced in 6 different patches along with the entire bottom half in front of the doors; is wrong. Parts are not flat, not level, or sit high/low in units one might measure in 1/2" increments rather then MM's.
Front end panels are simple in theory, we have an inner fender that acts as a splash guard aswell as being the "Frame" tying the radiator mount and outer fender to the body. Bolt your inner fender to the outer, secure them to the chassis, bolt them under a mount on the radiator frame. Easy.
Fiberglass fenders are at least an inch too long and it's a problem baked into the part along every section. If the rear fits to the cab where its supposed to go, then the hood is sitting way behind the fender lip. If you line up the hood with the fender/grille mount, then your wheel is sitting offset in the well nearly touching the front edge. Furthermore, either the metalwork or the fender is wrong along the lower mount below the door meaning the fender cannot move upward to meet the hood and create a good panelgap.
The inner/outer fender is fixed by being pinched between each other -under- a mount on the radiator. Problem is the fiberglass is several times thicker then the steel fenders were, with this in play none of the inner mount holes align to the radiator. And how the panels are layered, there is no way around the problem other then to wallow out the inner fender holes or make the fiberglass thinner. Side note: all the holes drilled through the fenders by a previous person are wrong, Combined with the metalwork means there is nothing to reference for part positioning.
Hood fits and looks good though, took a couple hours of huffing and puffing but now we know its possible. Seeing as nothing else lines up the hood defines how far forward our fenders can go.
Apparently right around this stage is where the last person hired to restore it quit. (20 years ago)