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pass side rear fender damage, need help

I need some suggestions with my rear fender on the passenger side, last winter I accidentally ran the edge of a bank of apparently ice/snow combo on the side of my driveway that wrecked my rear fender a bit, painted over it as soon as spring hit to try to avoid rust, but i want to sand it down etc, repaint, but im unsure of the best way to get it back to its original shape, without buying a brand new rear fender panel, which...seems to be impossible to find for my style of ranger anyways...heres some pics:





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Hey, I work at a body shop.. So, I ask the Ford guy how you should repair something like what you got.. Cut metal for that hole.. Weld it on.. grind it down... lay bondo.. primer.. paint.. that's all he said. He said it wasn't a tough fix. He told me to tell you to bring it to him and he'd do it cheap but I had to explain I knew you through a forum and you lived too far. Needless to say, he's still scratching his head.. Dumb *** redneck.
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well first of all the front of the car is a fender and the back is a quarter panel as any body guy would correct you. (just so you dont confuse people not trying to be an ***.) i would cut it out with a cut off wheels and trace the hole you cut out onto a piece of metal to patch it with. then weld in bondo it , primer and paint it.
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More specific way to put it.. Good job on correcting him.. It's funny how no one can ever let that crap slide by without saying something. lol

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well first of all the front of the car is a fender and the back is a quarter panel as any body guy would correct you. (just so you dont confuse people not trying to be an ***.) i would cut it out with a cut off wheels and trace the hole you cut out onto a piece of metal to patch it with. then weld in bondo it , primer and paint it.
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I would pound it out from the inside and then use a hammer and dolley to get it as straight as possible. Next...filler and paint work...why cut and weld , its not beyond repair or rusted out.
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yeah...quarter panel, my bad...anyways thanks for all the input guys, really appreciate it.
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