Thanks for the heaps of replies, guys, though I'd appreciate it if we could try to keep things on topic a bit for now. I'll crack a brew once I've got this thing pinned down.
It sounds like, perhaps, I should just crawl up under the front of the beast and have her crank the wheel side to side to see if I can spot some play in the components.
I can get a new track bar and/or new sway bar links pretty easily from the parts store, but, as I mentioned before, I'm not inclined to just throw $$ at the thing without knowing for sure what's going on, ya know?
Is it hard to do the control arms on these things? Just glancing at them makes it seems pretty straight forward, but I could be wrong.