Thanks Ian I'll give them a go in January. For everyone else out there, Vintage glass will do a brand new windshieild for ONLY $965.00 (US). After picking myself up from the floor I sent a message back and asked if freight was included. The answer - "Yes, and all the free beer you can drink". At least they've got a sense of humour.
I guess the lesson that I've learnt from this is to put my windshield well out of the way of marauding possums that like to knock heavy stuff from shelves