Well I figured out how to use the stock hood struts with the new carbon fiber hood. I went and bought some square tube aluminum 1"x1/16" and cut it in half. I marked the spots where the hood bracket and the strut bracket bolts would go and drilled the holes in it. It bolted up great and there is no gap. The final length of the tube was 21 7/8"
I had to notch it out a little bit for the strut bracket
And I hade to notch the holes in the strut bracket so the holes would line up when it was inside the square tube