Pedders shook their head sadly and started quoting numbers starting at around AUD$3000. RenWreck fixed the whole front end (suspension, including a bent stub axle) of my Peugeot 505 in a morning for AUD$350 including parts.
It’s nasty having to fix the things in the first place, but it’s always nice to shave your repair bills by an order of magnitude, isn’t it? (-:
PS, this entry posted from a dual G5 with gobs of RAM and a niiiice widescreen monitor.