Hey thanks everybody.
Mtb_crzd, we are short people but my rig has 29" wheels, just makes it. Nothing to making the rack, 2x4 and some front mounts and bolts.
MCObray, spare is secured, thank you. It is a very heavy tire, wouldn't drive around with that cannon ball loose back there, lol.
Polozi, the brush guard came with the jeep when purchased new by my friend who was its original owner. Not sure if it was a factory option or a dealer install aftermarket piece.
1998 xj 3" lift
2005 saab 92x stg 2