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Old 03-27-2017
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Default Wind Grabbed My Door... Damage

Unfortunately I wasn't paying attention and parked with the wind at my back during a severe storm. I didn't have a hand on the door when I opened it, and the wind grabbed it...forcefully opening it and running it up against the stop.

The door hinges were somewhat loose, so the door shifted (noticed due to air coming in at the top/rear of the cab where there was a gap between the door and weatherstrip.) The body shop adjusted the door so it is straight, but there's still a gap down where the lower/front side of the door nears the back/lower side of the front fender.

Body shop says the fender is damaged...probably $2500 to fix.

How would a torqued driver side front door cause damage to the front fender?

I don't want to sell my truck, but I worry that there' bigger damage at hand that may not be fixable without some sort of hack job that's going to ruin my baby.

Appreciate any thoughts on this. I'm gonna have to start paying attention to how I park on windy days... Thanks in advance for any useful replies.
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Can't edit any longer, but to clarify...the driver door is in alignment with the latch and the rear quad cab door. The gap between the driver door and the front fender varies from maybe a quarter inch at window level to barely an eight of an inch at the bottom.
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How are the gaps on the passenger side?
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How are the gaps on the passenger side?
Dead even, just like the day the truck left the factory.
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You might check with another shop and get their estimate.
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Sounds like when the wind caught it it torqued or sprung the bottom hinge had my door adjusted for same reason but have no gap,, fender ??? not my forte but I would doubt it just like you
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