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angryrobots
Mar 31, 2005



Oven Wrangler

Hi, so I'm not a "body guy" in the way you mean exactly, but I have had lovely beaters get similar damage.

If you're just trying to get by for now, and not gently caress up the tire...jack up that corner, remove the wheel and peel back the inner fender. Looks like it's mostly detached anyhow and may be some of the noise you're hearing. Once you can see exactly how the fender is deformed, use a big loving hammer (BFH) to move it away from the tire and closer to its original shape. Then reattach the inner fender; will probably require zip ties or something similar. Same with that bumper cover that's flapping around.

Whether it's worth fixing properly, well that's an answer you'll have to sort out for yourself if the damage botheres you. If you can find a junkyard fender cheap, and the mounting points aren't boogered, maybe not so bad. If the mounting tabs are bent up.....

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angryrobots
Mar 31, 2005



Oven Wrangler

Alternatively, feel free to post such questions in either the "stupid questions megathread", or the chat thread that's always running, so that many posters can discuss it to death, and probably get into an argument about it.

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