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What do you mean by elongate the slots? Do you mean the slots on the window frame? Can you post some pictures? I had this same issue when I replaced mine last year.
The slots are wrong. I had never had my windshield down till last summer. The fancy hood hooks I had put on it many years prior from Specter didn't work. I asked them about it and they said that those were the only hooks available, made for the newer models, and that is even what Toyota was selling also as a replacement. Really sucks, especially if those are chromed as they look in the photo, they will rust where you have to cut them.
The true original style ones are different. They are simply two ears that bolt to the hood, thus having more range of motion.
CCOT has the 'later' style but with the larger slot, I got some for my truck couple weeks ago.
You may want to ask on the ones from CCOT. I am having a problem with my hood hooks not reaching the side slots to latch the hood down.