I test-fit the decklid latches today. Everything looked and went flawless. I love the fit and perfect match of the lower latch. The upper latch is the heavy-gauge sheet metal variety that has tabs on each side to center the latch assembly.
I also bought some metal epoxy for the side cast aluminum gills. The epoxy has aluminum and silica as a supplemental binder as opposed to the common steel particles. I don't want a steel-filled epoxy since the steel could rust, expand, and loosen the gills on the mounts. I have some 10-24 stainless steel rod to fit the threads in the gills, and I just need to cut the rod, make up some epoxy, install the rods, and test fit the assembly.