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    what work would be involved in fixing this?

    someone bodged my car before i had it... why i bought the car, i dont know... just one of those "oooh a new car for cheap.... im down with that" moments.

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    Basically the whole panel is full of filler - sorry about the night photos, i'll try and get some daytime ones tomorow, but the thing thats really annoying apart from; the lack of the shine on the paint which there should be, is the wheel arch line is a good 2 cm from where it should be, built up of filler (tested with magnet) and i was wondering what would be involved with sorting this out and getting the line right.
    I know how to get the back panel straight and stuff, but the line would be the tricky bit, and as you can see as a result the bumper is out - looks like theyve bodged it without the bumper being on and without checking the dimensions before hand and guessing.

    the other side is still factory fitted.

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    I'd expect maybe 200-400 quid including spraying for a decent job.

    Shold be fairly simple job, as long as the bumper is still fixed securely.
    Check if there is any 'give' when you press the bumper into the bodywork for that.

    check your local garages for quotes.

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    theres no give in the bumper... it looks like the bumper is where it should be... the arch is out.

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    Easy enough fix for a good bodyshop.

    Just replace the arch
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