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- Johnny 216GSi
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Those are gutter rails for the rain water. Nothing to do with the roof rack I don't think.
Most roof rack systems grip onto the edge of the roof and put a soft pad down onto the roof proper - at both ends and on both bars. The metal grips (covered in a plastic coating to stop scratches to the paintwork) that fold around the roof edge are usually quite thin so the doors still close and the outer door weather seals have to distort a little to accommodate them. But it all works. The tightness of the grip is controlled by a strap internal to each bar that is tightened at one end of each bar during fitting.
Rover 216GSi K reg. Flame Red over Tempest Grey