I've put this topic to rest.
Chuck Tator fixed me right up. Got the new "rail kit" on the way to the house as we speak.
Not to bitch about the funds, because well, Christ it is a Viper, you know everything is going to be expensive, but C'mon. This "rail kit" which has two seals, the two plastic molded side "rails" and hardware was $1100 retail !! Got a little discount from Chuck but that is ridiculous!
Thanks for the responses.
I'll post pics with my install when I perform the surgery next week. Should be interesting.
Moral: Take care of your soft tops! DC retails them $3300 (which is ridiculous when you can get a Vipermania hardtop for $2500). Point being, you don't miss them until you get stuck in the rain.
By the way, in regards to some of the other threads here. Chuck Tator was outstanding in regards to his demeanor and service response.