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little story about my now @@@@'ed up car

I was going to a ford dealer 2 days ago and on my way home I side swipe a baby blue Pole (didn’t see when backing up, it matched the sky I guess?)

Here is how it went,

I see my rear view driver side mirror explode (scared the !!!! out of me!)
Glass fly's over hood onto driveway,
I see the poll and pack out of the way from it,
I get out thinking oh well could have been worse and picked up my mirror,
I turned to put the mirror in the back seat when I see the whole driver's side scuffed and scratched all over.

I’m now like "[email protected]#$%@#%@#$%@#^&*&*#$%[email protected]#%&&**^#Q$#[email protected]#$&&*$$^&*$%%&***&()&*(&*&*((&*(&*(&*(%$^#$%^#[email protected]#^@@^$$^^#%$#^&**&&*&*&*&*%$#^$^%#$^&$&%^&^&^&^&^#%@[email protected]#%$#!##%$#%#$%@#%@%&*()_*(_+*(_&*$%^#[email protected]^#$%^#^#$^#^#$^#^#^#$^ ,
after that I go home.

I clean up most the scratches and it wasn't that bad just a big dent right before the door and a bunch of wrinkles and the door was, well, FUBAR.
I decided it will be easier to replace the door skin than to fix it, but I had to do some thing about that dint, so I take off the plastic backseat armrest and push, hammer, and pry but, it no worky. so I get a plunger, no worky, I get a big marble plunger that carries 70 pound marble stones, it no worky, so screw it, I’ll get bondo
and fill it, so I do and it looks like, um, sh!te.
I go to Macco and they told me $500 would fix it, if it takes all day.
I say OK I’ll be back in a month or two.
then I go to a junk yard I ask "do you have a driver side door skin for a 1994 cougar XR7? " wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait ancer---> yes
how much is it? wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait wait ancer---> $350
I say good by.

now, how much can I get a door or door skin for my car? I don't care what color it is because I’m painting the car black soon after it's fixed.
and is there a cheaper way to get that dint out below the rear side window?
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not one person knows were i can get a good deal on body parts, other than from a
junk yard?
and if a junk yard is my only choice what should i look for when buying a new door or doo skin?
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Dunno where exactly you could find a new skin, but if you're buying used - you're getting a whole door, including locks, windows, window motors, etc.

Buying a skin won't be cheap either - that's for sure, and then you have to go to all the trouble of swaping guts over.

Do check out THIS site: http://www.car-part.com/ - it lists all computer inventoried parts, and has TONNES of doors :)!

However, I'm not doing the searching for you - that's your job.

Good luck, and I'm sorry to hear about your 'oops'!

Kevin.
 

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Sounds like you sould repair the rear quarter, and replace the door. you can use any mn12 door, and just swap over the trimmings.
 

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you cant use any mn12 door.... there are a few types... 89 - 93 w/ chrome trim, 89 - 93 w/o chrome trim, then there are 94 - 95, then 96- 97s with color matched door handles. i dont know if any 94 - 97s came with chrome trim, i dont realyl recall any that do, but i might be wrong on that. 89 - 93 have a different handle on the inside than the 94 - 97s. -greg
 
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