That rack is one of the nicest home made racks I have seen. Great job.
Thanks man, I really appreciate that. If you look close, you'll notice that around some of the welds theres some weld-burnt paint spots, as if the steel was already painted before I welded and then I painted over it again. Well, yeah, thats pretty much the truth. Every bit of the 1" square tube I used was actually on its way to the trash heap when I salvaged it. Those lengths of steel were once upon a time used as area rug display racks at Macy's Furniture. They downsized some of the display rugs, disassembled the displays, and were planning to trash it all. Sweet! Free steel! But the bummer part, all of it was powder-coated a thick layer of cream white. Every single welded joint had to first have the powder-coating ground off, which added a ton of time to the build. Those burnt-looking spots under the black paint are from the the edges of the powder-coating getting cinged by the weld and then my obviously-half-assed sanding job before I repainted. It was so much extra time and work, I'm not sure I actually saved anything by using the "free" steel.
If anyone is interested, I can build a rack like this to your specs and spare tire size for about $450, which would include the mounting hardware and off-road lights. But, your rack would be much more refined, the one you see here was basically the lab test sample.
Shipping will be much easier with the spare tire hold-down rod shortened to mount the spare face-down. Shoot a PM if interested, would be about a 2-week wait.