Is not uncommon for one or more of the support brackets on the convertible top to bend requiring replacement.
Car Problem Reports
Mitsubishi Eclipse Convertable top bracket may bend
Mitsubishi Eclipse Problem
Visitor, 1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse, 95,000 mi
replace bent bracket...now when opening it i reach back with something to help push the bar that runs crosswise across top back..so it doesnt hang up and bend bracket