Well I made it to Harbor Freight today and I decided against the manual winch, due to the 40:1 ratio, I would be cranking forever.
The 120vac winch was $119, but they had a 12vdc winch for $39 that already came with a long 10-12 gage wire that would work great for hooking up to the jeeps battery once I put some alligator clips on. Also being the tightwad that I am, I used a 20% off coupon, so I got it out the door for $31!!
Hopefully tomorrow I can find the time to dig the welder out and weld up the frame.
Hopefully between using coupons and the 10% military discount at lowes, I can have an electric hardtop hoist built for under $100