i dont see why it wouldnt close. The bodys are the same, regardless of the molded plastic.
And besides, ive seen a lot of 03-04 cobras with aftermarket hoods?
Your friend must have had a separate issue going on
'87 COUPE, DSS 331, AFR 185's, XE282HR Cam, Victor Jr. Intake, Barry Grant Speed Demon 650, Long Tubes, PA Super Comp C4
11.49 @ 119 1.72 60'