The very early VN cars were short at the top of the hood also.
This is a good point. Norwood and Van Nuys did not do the stripes (and a number of other things) the same. The deck lid and hood off my 70 (LA car) are still striped but I'm not 100% that it is OE paint. But more to the point I had access to an OE painted 70 (also LA) and took some dimensions. I'll try to dig them up from the other hard drive (it's all photos of a tape laid out on the deck lid)I ordered my 1970 Z-28 and took delivery in May. This is the car with the Van Nuys stripe,(as it is called) on the rear deck lid.