Hardtop Hoist Recommendation: Want Closest Fit To Ceiling

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Hi all - still awaiting the arrival of my Wrangler (stuck in D status... Gorilla Glass purgatory) so I can't try stuff now, but want to prepare as much as I can.

Currently my space is 8' 7" from bottom of joist to the concrete floor (unfinished garage). I'm looking for thoughts/comments for what system allows the hardtop to be closest to the ceiling. Also, being unfinished, I have the luxury of being able to mount the hardware/system ABOVE the joists and let the cable pass thru maybe buying me some space. Perhaps that is still not possible with any system, or unwise altogether... I'm open to feedback.

Any thoughts, or do I just need to prepare to learn by trial and error?

Thanks in advance.
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Hi all - still awaiting the arrival of my Wrangler (stuck in D status... Gorilla Glass purgatory) so I can't try stuff now, but want to prepare as much as I can.

Currently my space is 8' 7" from bottom of joist to the concrete floor (unfinished garage). I'm looking for thoughts/comments for what system allows the hardtop to be closest to the ceiling. Also, being unfinished, I have the luxury of being able to mount the hardware/system ABOVE the joists and let the cable pass thru maybe buying me some space. Perhaps that is still not possible with any system, or unwise altogether... I'm open to feedback.

Any thoughts, or do I just need to prepare to learn by trial and error?

Thanks in advance.
I have the Garage Smart set up and I like it works well. A little pricey but has a lifetime warranty.

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I have the Garage Smart set up and I like it works well. A little pricey but has a lifetime warranty.

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It does look like anice system… how many inches are there between your ceiling and the top of the Jeep? It looks to be ~6” but maybe less?
 

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At my old house I had 10' ceilings and made my own lift. I built a T frame out of 1 5/8 strut that attached to the top and mounted an electric hoist in the attic. It pulled the top just a couple inches from the ceiling. I thought I had a pic of the hoist but I can't find it.

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I have the harken hoist. Can get it to about 1ft from the ceiling if I wanted to but I have 11ft ceilings so I don’t need to go that high.
 

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I have the harken hoist. Can get it to about 1ft from the ceiling if I wanted to but I have 11ft ceilings so I don’t need to go that high.
Can Harken install above the joist (rafter)... it looks like it can if I leave some space for the cord to move.
 
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