You ever get this done? I haven't heard back from my friend still, he apparently went out of state for work.
What about that shop next door to the mini golf/ice cream place in North Reading? I heard he does amazing body work. I bet he can skip the wait list for something as simple as a hood install. Really any body shop should be able to do this. Theres no real modification needed and anyone charging more than 1 hr shop time is ripping you off.