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I really doubt anything could have happened to the suspension.

Dents don't really just 'pop' out and unfortunately that's a real bummer of a spot for one because the fender inner structure is welded right to the back of it, which means that would have to be removed for a shop to do their bump work, unless they use a slide hammer with weld on rivets.
 

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I would replace the whole fender. Unless you are in to originality, that body work will take quite a few hours of labor. Then there are the other issues.
 

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I would never, ever give up a perfectly good original fender for an otherwise small dent like that. Aftermarket sheet metal just sucks.
 

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I would never, ever give up a perfectly good original fender for an otherwise small dent like that. Aftermarket sheet metal just sucks.
Absolutely. Keep the original panel and that dent will pull out easily with a spot puller. A decent body shop will be able to pull that out in no time.

And once the dent is pulled out, they should easily be able to work the fender to stop it sitting too high and make it line up with the door. It might even relax back into shape once the dent is fixed.

This all looks very easy for a competent body shop.
 

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I'm cautiously optimistic y'all are right. My hopes are a decent body shop, pop it out, paint it over and we're done.

The suspension damage fear I have is because it's not uncommon (i saw them do it to other cars) to use the suspension as a fixation point when securing the cars in the container for shipping. Sometimes they used the rim, sometimes the suspension. Given the damage, it's possible it happened in transit and therefore would have been quite the jolt... alignment issues at least, suspension damage at worst.

Anywho, found a local shop specializing in classics. Hopefully wont be an arm and a leg.

thanks for the feedback
 

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