So, I did a little research on line and found that many of the electric convertible top motors listed on eBay for the 2g Eclipse also had them as a replacement for a couple other vehicles. I was hoping this would be the case since there are quite a few pull it yourself salvage yards around St. Louis and I could probably find what I needed cheap.
Turns out, I didn't even have to do THAT! These motors apparently can fit Caveliers, one year of Saab as well as Celicas of or about the same vintage as the 2g Eclipse. I found a guy who was parting out a '95 Celica on craigslist. He wasn't too far away and already had the motors out of the car. Now, buying like this is rife with possible pitfalls, but I only needed one to work and at $50...I was willing to gamble. Besides, it was a beautiful day to drive into the Illinois countryside with the top down!
So I got the motors home and immediately found that there are a few differences. The electrical connectors are the only thing that I had to change to use the replacement motor. Simple enough. Check out the video to how the project went.