So sad to hear this, based on John's postings here he and Amy were looking forward to a new house and getting back to having some fun after dealing with the death of Amy's mom. Never met John, but his postings here seemed to be a of great guy who finally found his dream job, loved his wife and was enjoying cars of all sort (1:1 and scale).
May he rest in peace and may God comfort Amy in these difficult times.
I give funeral directors and those who work in the funeral business much respect as it must be hard to help others with funeral services. It must be especially hard when the deceased are young or taken tragically.
The Revell 69 Camaro Convertible kit does have the SS hood in the kit, I believe either the white car or red car on the box will have the hood you are looking for. I checked my stash and could only find the red car box and it had the hood. I just checked a little closer in the stash, it is the AMT 69 Camaro Convertible kit that has the SS hood, not the Revell. My apologies for the confusion. You can also source the hood from Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland. They have a kit from Scale Resin Detailers, SRD 7104, that has the correct hood and air cleaner. There was a short run of the Revell 69 Camaro snap tite kits that had the SS hood and standard grille, that should fit if you can find that kit.
Nothing on the Moebius website nor Tower Hobbies, but considering the only changes (based on box art) appear to be the grille, I would think it could be here by the first of the year. Hopefully Dave Metzner from Moebius will chime in with an expected date.