I forgot to mention in my last post, the Yakima mounting system has worked for me as points to hoist the shell off the truck when I want to install the FWC.
I had a home made a hoist, but now using a hoist sold by a home improvement store in WI (Menards). It is a rack that is designed to go on your garage ceiling to store stuff on. There is a handle like a skylight uses to raise and lower the rack. The rack is rated at 250 lbs and seems to handle the shell fine.
It goes without saying (guess not because I'm saying it) that any hoist needs to be very securely mounted.
If you use it and enjoy it, doesn't matter how much it costs. If it sits around never getting used, doesn't matter how good a deal it is/was.
2004 Tundra DC
2004.5 Dodge Ram, 4x4, auto, quad cab, LB, diesel, Ute aluminum flat bed
1998 Alaskan 10 ft cab over