Frontier Style Roof Rails

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I love the look of the old frontier's lifted roof rails (early 2000's), the BS has a similar design, but so far no spy pics have shown anything like it...how hard would they be to install? I wouldn't need a whole cargo basket up there
 

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If it's anything like the current gen Ranger, people have installed racks and rails on the roof of the cabs and it is possible. Of course anything is possible. But it required removed portions of the headliner to access the underside of the metal roof, and drilling holes through the cab roof. And I'd imagine adding roof rails to any vehicle that doesn't have them would be about the same, which makes sense since they have to be solidly anchored somewhere. So it just depends how comfortable you are drilling holes through the roof of your brand new truck. And making sure they're properly sealed as well.
 

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We have seen photo of the high trim Mavericks, and none have included a roof rail. There is that black strip that runs along the inside edge of the doors on the roof from the windshield to the rear window. That might be there for an optional roof rail system. I don't know what other purpose it would have. If it's simply a drip rail, why isn't it body color?
 
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We have seen photo of the high trim Mavericks, and none have included a roof rail. There is that black strip that runs along the inside edge of the doors on the roof from the windshield to the rear window. That might be there for an optional roof rail system. I don't know what other purpose it would have. If it's simply a drip rail, why isn't it body color?
that black strip is actually a cover for the welded seam underneath where sides of the cab are attached to the roof. I've had those on multiple vehicles purchased over at least the last 20 years. IIRC, the 1st time I actually investigated was on my 1997 Ford Escort.
 
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