OK, I definitely let this thread fall through the cracks. I've since fixed the problems and documented here on the V-drum site.
Now for complete tangent... I want to downsize the foot print and weight and awkwardness.
Reason: The kit has remained in my basement with no tear down or build up. I want to get the kit to an easier tear down and build up for transporting to rehearsals, gigs, etc.
I currently have a GSC-450C with some extra clamps.
Plan A is getting rid of the rack and looking at stealth racks. But I am totally surprised at the costs.
Plan B... stands. Not really a better option in my opinion.
Plan C... modify my rack. Cut some tubes. Buy extra hardware to makeup the needs for cymbals, electronic stand.
Plan D... buy a secondary very small kit.