If anyone finds this in the future...
Turns out my body shop here in Brooklyn (ABC Collision on 4th Ave) also has a full service mechanic and I was very impressed with him and the shop today.
Patient, kind, willing to order me whatever parts I wanted (Moog suspension parts in this instance), emailing me photos and explanations of what they find during an inspection and the work they feel is needed before performing the work... In Michael's (the mechanic's) words... "in an effort to be transparent" about the work we'll do. That just about left me speechless.
Now we'll wait to see if the work itself holds up to the standard of their customer service. Though, judging by their sister operation, I don't think I'll be disappointed.
270 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
'01 Limited | "Rusty" | 77K and counting...