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PhantomSi 05-01-2019 02:18 PM

Found a door ding today. What is wrong with people?
 
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I went out in Fort Worth a couple nights ago in the 2018 challenger hellcat. Made an active effort to park away from everyone, yet someone still not only parked next to me in an otherwise empty lot, but reversed so his drivers door was too close to my car. Didn't really check the car, it was dark, and I put it away in the garage when I went home.

Well when I went to take it back out to work today during the day time I found this disaster on the style line behind the drivers door. I'm fuming! It had to be that *****hat, he's the only one who was next to my car. My fault for not checking it but how far do I have to go to prevent idiots from doing this?! I'm honestly going to start taking up two spots when I park. Does anyone else here ever do that? I have not in the past out of consideration for others but this changes things.

Anyways is this fixable being on the style line?

BlakeTX 05-01-2019 02:26 PM

Obliviots. Sorry to hear it man. Just out of curiosity, where in Fort Worth?

PhantomSi 05-01-2019 02:35 PM

I was at rodeo goat in the 7th street area. It was late so wasn't crowded at all.

Some the best burgers in DFW I think, I frequent the one in Dallas.

BlakeTX 05-01-2019 02:38 PM

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Originally Posted by PhantomSi (Post 10153890)
I was at rodeo goat in the 7th street area. It was late so wasn't crowded at all.

Some the best burgers in DFW I think, I frequent the one in Dallas.

Yeah that place is pretty great. M&O Station about a mile from there has AMAZING burgers too.

7th street makes sense. Lots and lots of people partying around there all the time. I'm willing to bet you can blame booze for that ding.

jmagilto 05-01-2019 02:50 PM

Someone did that to my 65 about 18 years ago. I used to live in SF and always parked in the same spot in this russian-mob run lot. One day some asshat took a big chip out of the door. The evidence was clear as my door paint was still on the edge of his door when i got to my car to encounter the damage.

I put my butt on the center console and repeatedly smashed my door into his piece of **** car will all my leg strength until i had completely caved in his door.

18 years on - I still get mad thinking about it. (Edit - holy crap 2001 was a long time ago)

In related news - classic mustang door edges are incredibly strong. I would have liked to use to guy's head to effect that damage - but the mustang door was all that was available in the moment.

Oh - and comically - I was de-facto banned from parking in downtown SF because all the parking lots were russian-mob run. So I had to start driving my wife's car to work.

PhantomSi 05-01-2019 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by BlakeTX (Post 10153894)
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Originally Posted by PhantomSi (Post 10153890)
I was at rodeo goat in the 7th street area. It was late so wasn't crowded at all.

Some the best burgers in DFW I think, I frequent the one in Dallas.

Yeah that place is pretty great. M&O Station about a mile from there has AMAZING burgers too.

7th street makes sense. Lots and lots of people partying around there all the time. I'm willing to bet you can blame booze for that ding.

I have not heard of that one actually. Maybe I'll give that a shot on my way out today. My other fav grub spot is Heim in the magnolia area I believe? Near the hospitals. But that's barbecue.

If you're ever on the Dallas side (don't know if that's often, FW folks usually HATE going to Dallas) you should try Maple and Motor. It's the best burger in DFW in my opinion.

But anyways yah my fault for taking it out. But you've gotta find that balance or it'll be impossible to enjoy the car.

BlakeTX 05-01-2019 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by PhantomSi (Post 10153904)
I have not heard of that one actually. Maybe I'll give that a shot on my way out today. My other fav grub spot is Heim in the magnolia area I believe? Near the hospitals. But that's barbecue.

If you're ever on the Dallas side (don't know if that's often, FW folks usually HATE going to Dallas) you should try Maple and Motor. It's the best burger in DFW in my opinion.

But anyways yah my fault for taking it out. But you've gotta find that balance or it'll be impossible to enjoy the car.

Oh yeah, Heim is the best. Only a few blocks from my office. I'll keep Maple and Motor in mind, though yes, I hate going to Dallas, lol.

PhantomSi 05-01-2019 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by jmagilto (Post 10153898)
Someone did that to my 65 about 12 years ago. I used to live in SF and always parked in the same spot in this russian mob-run lot. One day some asshat took a big chip out of the door. my door paint was still on the edge of his door when i got to my car to encounter the damage.

I put my but on the center console and repeatedly smashed my door into his piece of **** car will all my leg strength until i had completely caved in his door.

12 years on - I still get mad thinking about it.

In related news - classic mustang door edges are incredibly strong. I would have liked to use to guy's head to effect that damage - but the mustang door was all that was available in the moment.

Oh - and comically - I was de-facto banned from parking in downtown SF because all the parking lots were russian mob run. So I had to start driving my wife's car to work.

Lmao. That is awesome. I'd have taken solace in seeing his face/reaction when he saw the damage. *******.

I bet if this challenger were made with classic mustang metal it wouldn't have dented. The metal on these modern cars nowadays are about as flimsy as the average millennial. Kidding.

PhantomSi 05-01-2019 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by BlakeTX (Post 10153910)
Oh yeah, Heim is the best. Only a few blocks from my office. I'll keep Maple and Motor in mind, though yes, I hate going to Dallas, lol.

Haha i live in Dallas but am not a Dallas native. I'm currently working at medstar in FW for a six month stint. But I can definitely see why, I do like FW.

BlakeTX 05-01-2019 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by PhantomSi (Post 10153916)
Haha i live in Dallas but am not a Dallas native. I'm currently working at medstar in FW for a six month stint. But I can definitely see why, I do like FW.

Oh yeah, I know right where that is. Cowtown welcomes you. :wink:

stephen_wilson 05-01-2019 03:32 PM

Find a Painless Dent Repair specialist, I bet they can fix it without repainting.

65 Pony 05-01-2019 03:36 PM

Man, I almost hate that I love cars. My wife and I both love her 2011 Mustang, but as a DD **** happens. It was hail damaged 7, SEVEN months after we bought it. First new vehicle I ever bought. Got that fixed. Went a couple years and someone whacked it HARD right on that right rear quarter panel crease, made a spot as big as a 50 cent piece. It was so deep, it almost seemed like it was malicious. My PDR guy is usually really fair, but he had to charge me $100 for that one alone (he usually hooks me up for about $20/ding if they're easy to get to) it took him an hour, but he did great. Then a bird **** on the DS quarter, it was there for like A DAY and it stained the paint. WTF did that bird EAT? Then the hood started rusting from dissimilar metals (AL and steel) - Ford was no help. And most recently for no reason whatsoever a 2 inch chunk of paint flew off the PS quarter on top. My only guess is it was an old PDR repair spot or something got on the car at the factory. THEN the car was severely hail damaged again (to the tune of almost 9K) in 2017. And most recently some asshat backed into the PS rear bumper and drove away... For the love of God...

I hate that I love cars. I wish I didn't give a flying F, but I do.

Wife loves her car, it has low miles for a 2011 (73K). I have the hail repair cash still. The plan is to replace the rusty and hail damaged hood with a Cervini Stalker 2. I picked up a correct kona blue decklid without the XM hole and a new rear bumper. When my garage is finished this year she's getting a new midsize SUV, the Mustang will be fully repainted at a friend's shop, and relegated to weekend cruising only.

Sorry, that ended up long, I got on a roll. Sorry you car got screwed up. And Yes, a good PDR guy can get that. I've been using the same guy for 10 years. No matter how well I park, my stuff gets something done to it every couple of years. The dent on our 2011 Mustang was worst than that and right on a body line crease.

RyanSterling966 05-01-2019 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by 65 Pony (Post 10153930)
Man, I almost hate that I love cars. My wife and I both love her 2011 Mustang, but as a DD **** happens. It was hail damaged 7, SEVEN months after we bought it. First new vehicle I ever bought. Got that fixed. Went a couple years and someone whacked it HARD right on that right rear quarter panel crease, made a spot as big as a 50 cent piece. It was so deep, it almost seemed like it was malicious. My PDR guy is usually really fair, but he had to charge me $100 for that one alone (he usually hooks me up for about $20/ding if they're easy to get to) it took him an hour, but he did great. Then a bird **** on the DS quarter, it was there for like A DAY and it stained the paint. WTF did that bird EAT? Then the hood started rusting from dissimilar metals (AL and steel) - Ford was no help. And most recently for no reason whatsoever a 2 inch chunk of paint flew off the PS quarter on top. My only guess is it was an old PDR repair spot or something got on the car at the factory. THEN the car was severely hail damaged again (to the tune of almost 9K) in 2017. And most recently some asshat backed into the PS rear bumper and drove away... For the love of God...

I hate that I love cars. I wish I didn't give a flying F, but I do.

Wife loves her car, it has low miles for a 2011 (73K). I have the hail repair cash still. The plan is to replace the rusty and hail damaged hood with a Cervini Stalker 2. I picked up a correct kona blue decklid without the XM hole and a new rear bumper. When my garage is finished this year she's getting a new midsize SUV, the Mustang will be fully repainted at a friend's shop, and relegated to weekend cruising only.

Sorry, that ended up long, I got on a roll. Sorry you car got screwed up. And Yes, a good PDR guy can get that. I've been using the same guy for 10 years. No matter how well I park, my stuff gets something done to it every couple of years. The dent on our 2011 Mustang was worst than that and right on a body line crease.

I have this same thought all the time. My daily is a 2016 GT-350, which is awesome, and I feel super lucky about that. What sucks is that people either have no idea what it is, or they give it way tooooo much attention. Being that it's my daily, I street park it, I take it to work, I drive it to the store, I put lumber in it last week to make a home depot run. It's had it's rear bumper "tapped" 4 times in the year I have owned it. Last one was a neighbor of mine and it tore the racing stripe :( :shrug:

I got super worked up and was going to go over to their house, luckily my better half calmed me down. And all I could think was....... it must be nice sometimes to just drive a Prius, and not care. First day I got it home it was parked in front of my place and someone spit on the windshield. I may be changing jobs soon, and my commute will be WAY longer. Maybe I need to look in to that whole prius thing. :(

BlakeTX 05-01-2019 04:04 PM

I have found the true meaning to the word "freedom": 2003 Toyota Highlander daily. I've had it for two years, never washed it. Keep the interior nice and clean. It's comfy, decent on gas and works great for camping. Also, completely invisible to cops. If I ruled the world, every classic car would come with a 15 year old Toyota SUV, then everybody would be happy.

NEFaurora 05-01-2019 04:07 PM

Since it's on the crown (bend) of the panel and it's also on the end of the panel, It won't be easy to get out...but I do suggest using the best "Painless/Paintless Dent Removal" business in your area. I'm sure whatever they do will be a vast improvement...for only a couple hundred bucks.. It's totally worth it. I've seen them actually work miracles..

Well, At least the dent/ding wasn't on your classic mustang.... ;o)

:o)

Tony K.


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