hmm where have i heard this storey before........:/
ok it happened to me a while back, but I did a better job than you..lol. I replaced the following (off the top of my head);
upper and lower arms, stub axle, k-frame, ball joints (still need doing cos I need to find someone with a special tool), um...crap..I cant remember everything now. But its was basically the entire front end. It has costed me minimum $1500.
heres what happened to mine..a thread anyway.
Kurb and Car = $$$
hmm K frame pricing
I know how it feels mate..I felt like the biggest dick because it all could of been avioded. Saying that my car hasn't felt as good as it does now so theres an up side.
My advice..shop around..TRUST ME..prices vary so much its not funny. Ask the wreckers aswell..I got a k frame installed for $300, originally I got quoted $500.