We began by placing Dzus brackets down each side of the hood. Once that was done, the hood could be held firmly in its final position for another fit check. As these side-by-side photos show, now was the time for us to mark and trim the flange around the base of the windshield and the back of the cowl. We cut the cowl roughly to shape, then finished it off by hand with sandpaper. The fiberglass is very soft and easy to sand, and we also smoothed all the cut edges around the hood so they would look good and not fray after painting.