Thanks Jerry. Your solution is the ideal, but I really don't want to buy and especially have to pay shipping on a used windshield. I just wanted to see if anyone had an original that was etched on the outside read from the outside. The CRG report only shows one 69 windshield and it shows to be etched on the outside and read from the inside. I guess to be safe I will go with that, since the concensus shows that is the normative practice.