If he lowered it, all he did was remove the crossmember and allow the rear of the tranny to sag a couple inches. If the tranny had been removed you would have been charged way more than one hour labor.
It is an easy job, especially the front bushing: remove the linkage, remove the lever, cut old bushing out and press in new, replave lever, replace linkage. Done.
'73 280SEL 4.5 (9/72)- RIP
Only 8,173 units built from 5/71 thru 11/72
'02 CLK320 Cabriolet - wifey's mid-life crisis
2012 VW Jetta Sportwagon TDI...at least its a diesel
Non illegitemae carborundum.