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Old 12-13-2014
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98 Ranger flareside fiberglass repair

while in California with my son, something backed into my ranger's driver's side bed side panel just behind the gas filler door. I'll post a picture tomorrow.
My question is if I need to remove the bed to repair the fiber glass?
There is a liner inside the wheel well which when removed may expose the underside. I don't have the money to have a shop do this repair and if I do it, it will look like I did it.
But, it shouldn't be as ugly as it is now.
I have watched a few videos on fiber glass repair. A buddy may have the cutting wheel and grinder needed to prepare the cracks. If I cut the cracks, will the remaining pieces return to their normal shape? Should I try to have all the new fiberglass on the inside and use bondo on the outside?
This is when I would like a good friend who owns or works at a body shop.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 12-14-2014
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I'm pretty sure your bedsides are removable, if so look for a replacement panel instead of repairing the existing. It might be cheaper
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