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Well to put it simply I was jacking up the left side and had a jackstand at the ready when the jack flew out and the car landed on the jackstand via the door Now there is a huge pressed in section right on the bottom corner of the door about a 1/2 in deep and 6 in long. And the side bowed out as well. And of course there is no way to get to the other side of the panel to bang it out. The only lucky part of this is it didn't hit the frame at all. But I really doubt that I'll be able to find a Malackite door anywhere.
My only hope is spg panels. Do they curve around the bottom of the door and how snug are they (with the side bowed out)?
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malachite colour(light metalic green). you could'nt have had the jack all the way in properly as there is no way they ' slip' out. cheaper to get a door if that bad than putting panels over damage as the cost of them is not cheap and then a lot of fitting + different bumper as well.
body shop repair a lot cheaper even if you can't do it yourself
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After reading up on spg panels and their instillation I'm no longer too interested in them, unless I magicly found a really cheap set. I'll try to get a pic of the damage today.
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After reading up on spg panels and their instillation I'm no longer too interested in them, unless I magicly found a really cheap set. I'll try to get a pic of the damage today.
I remember once this happened to me on my 90 900 T, the jack point with the stock jack it just went right through the bottom of the car on the edge. Didn't touch the door, but I had to kind of bend back the floor so I could remove the jack
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Well to put it simply I was jacking up the left side and had a jackstand at the ready when the jack flew out and the car landed on the jackstand via the door
Look at it this way... Think how many times you've seen people rummaging around underneath cars supported only by the jack...

I never ever use the manufacturer's jack except when there's absolutely no alternative - a small bottle jack is cheap and easy to keep in the boot, and a damn sight more secure than the crappy bits of bent tin they supply as standard. And if I'm sticking so much as a head under the arch, there's an axle stand under there - or, in an emergency, the wheel I just removed.
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yeah those factory jacks me and my friends have a name for them we call them 'widow makers'. find a body shop if the paint is still good see if they can just pop the dent. if they mess up the paint blame them and have them pay for it
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May be able to locate one for you in SW Ohio but it will not be in the colour you want.
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