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Today I came home from work, and I look at my opel and see a little paint chipping from my drivers side door so I think, "Oh I never noticed that before." Well I go to get in it and the door was not wanting to open. Then I look harder, and there is a dent in my front panel like the door got opened up too far. Well my dad tried to back it up and got the door stuck on a tree!!!!!:( How can I quickly fix this dent, and the door. HELP!!!!!!!!!
 

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Such damage requires the metal to be pulled back into place on a chasis machine.

The damage may be covered by your Father's insurance - or else he could leave home ... for safety's sake.

Depends how bad the damage is.........
 

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Eh....

It's not too bad. Just pissed me off to the max!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't believe he tried something like that! The dent isn't too bad, just a crease from the edge of the door. But now it is harder to open and close the door. Is there something I can do to fix that?
 

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i'd check to see if the door got tweaked where the door hinges bolt, or even if the hinges themselves got tweaked.
 

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One of the best ways to find out about Panel Work is at the body shop night classes at your local Community Colledge. They uasually allow students to take thier own cars in to learn on.

If the damage is not too bad then sometimes a bit of 2X4 wood can be used in between the door and the body to "spring" the door back enough to allow easy openning and shutting till permanent repairs can be made. Just be careful that more damage is not done.

Most of all don't get too pissed off with your Dad - even Dads make mistakes from time to time;)
 
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