Well, got it back. Don't know how much yet, but probably around $500.
The leaf spring had 'shattered'. Last time I something like that was a bow
from the 60's that delaminated. Once in there, my struts were leaking bad,
and the central
mount was all rusted. That's why the guy just wanted to replace everything.
I'll get the bill this weekend, but I know it was a pretty good chunk of
one new trailing arm.