I had Alex Benites do it. He owns Allstate Brake and Automotive on Pickle Road next door to An Honest Mechanic. Just across South Congress from Expose, which (I've heard) is a fine entertainment establishment. Alex is great. He's currently trying to get his 6.6L Pontiac running strong again; what a machine!
My garage is currently undergoing demolition, so it's completely out of commission. But when I get it finished, ALL my cars are getting some TLC. I'll keep you posted on the progress; I can always use extra hands to help drink beer and look at car parts strewn around the garage! I'm right off MoPac at Lake Austin, so I'm central to everything.
I'm too busy with other stuff right now to make it to any events. Sounds like fun in the future though.
I should send some photos to Mr. Green. His wife loved that car; she had to leave the house when I came to pick it up. Now she has to drive the Lexus...
95, Zack's kit comes with idler arm, drag link, a bunch of bushings, balljoints, the works. Basically everything that wears out. I got the Extreme version because I plan to keep mine forever, but he has regular kits for the budget minded.
Not sure about the lifespan of the shaft and box, but expect they don't wear out like the other bits. If you're having steering troubles I'd suspect the linkages first. If it's wandering I'd get the alignment checked; mine ran straight and true even before the repairs, but it did vibrate a bit at highway speeds. Probably due to the slop in the worn-out linkages.
Thanks for the tip on the Hawk pads. I don't recall which flavor I got, except they're carbon-metallic. I'll order a set of Performance Friction pads if these don't perform well.