Here's the backstory: I've found what I think is going to be my preferred restoration project. It's got a cracked windshield. I'm pretty confident I can find or retrofit any mechanical part that's missing or broken to make the ride functioning, but without a non-cracked windshield where I'm located, you don't pass a safety inspection, which means you don't get insurance and you're limited to driving up and down your own short driveway.
I've got feelers out at a few glass shops, and Toyota won't tell me if they can get me one unless I pre-pay and order it (WTH?).
Is this kind of thing an achilles heal for a restoration project? Should I just trust I'm going to find one someday?