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    Junior Member Radioval's Avatar
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    Damn....I hit something in my DMC

    You know those posts next to the gas pumps at gas stations...well...I hit one and the drivers front side got smushed in...can it be banged out or should I just get another panel?? Ugggg....and there is a scratch along the door. I have insurance and everything but if you think it can be banged out and the steel buffed then I can go that route.....but there seems to be a little hole in the metal too. Check out the pics and help me

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    Last edited by Radioval; 08-30-2013 at 11:11 PM.

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    Damn that was a hard hit. I hate to hear you did that. As far as fixing that one, it's a pretty big area of damage and the metal is definitely stretched. I doubt it will come out the way you want it to but the dent guys will be better equipped to answer that one. I would think it's safe to say a panel replacement would be the best option. Depending on who your insurance carrier is and the cost of a possible raised rate and whatever your deductible is, it may be better to fix this one out of your own pocket. After all you can do the labor and a LF will run you about 2k-2.5k.

    OK I have to ask after seeing the pics again, how did this happen?
    Last edited by Michael; 08-30-2013 at 11:27 PM.

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    Wow, that's sad to see.
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    YOU SMASHED THE DRIVER FRONT FENDER???? I'm sure several others will come to mind.

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    Left front fender dent

    This can be fixed, last time I was over in the states repaired at least 2 fenders like this!

    Best wishes!

    Chris Nicholson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Nicholson View Post
    This can be fixed, last time I was over in the states repaired at least 2 fenders like this!

    Best wishes!

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    Sorry to see such a damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Nicholson View Post
    This can be fixed, last time I was over in the states repaired at least 2 fenders like this!

    Best wishes!

    Chris Nicholson
    If I were the OP and I read this, I would sleep well (better) now. If Chris says he can fix it, you are in the clear. I would PM Chris and see what all you got to do to get the fender to him, determine the cost of repair, and go from there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Nicholson View Post
    This can be fixed, last time I was over in the states repaired at least 2 fenders like this!

    Best wishes!

    Chris Nicholson
    Chris, are you coming to the US any time in the not so distant future? We've got a group of Delorean owners here in the southeast (SEDOC - South East Delorean Owners Club) and I'm sure we'd love to use your services

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    Cool

    Thanks for your advice guys........I shall admit that I am a crappy girl driver who has an affinity for cool old cars....

    Getting a new LFF wouldn't "match" the rest of my car. Some dolt painted my car red one time and when whoever removed the paint they went against the grain so my stainless looks scratchy - I hear that they can rebrush the steel and make it shiny at DMC Florida...guess I better call them.

    It's still a bad ass car tho and runs good...

    I need to hire a driver to drive me around in all my cars....that would answer all my problems

    Thanks again for helping answer!!!

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