Yeah tilt nose. When I did the narrow job I just went ahead and made it tilt. It was a way to deal with fitting the hood back on and sounded cool. Did it once a long time ago on a camaro I use to drive. Liked it then so I figured what the heck.
Take a look at the top picture for the hinge. It's basically bushings and some large bolts for the hinge pins. Even got some grease zirks in there. on the second pic you can see the cut in the fenders. The hood is not cut but hinges in one peice with the front fender halves and is welded solid all the way around.
I'll see if I can dig up some pics of the front end tilted up.