Yeah I've seen it done with pad mounts on the sections of the roof just before and after the T section. The pads were about 3in long so the bars were not exactly flat at the front (horizontal).I have seen a rack that was designed for hatches (compacts?) and would be much better for carrying bikes as no lifting to roof is required and with the cross bars only 2ft apart stability of load is an issue..
dunno where to get them over there but...
[This message has been edited by NZ91NX (edited 10-15-2001).]