Originally Posted by ctjalsma1
I was backing out of a parking space and failed to see a two foot wide concrete pole directly behind me. It might have been the combination of the state of the rear soft window and my mother interogating me from the passinger's seat. But I was only going about 2, and the spare tire was the only thing that touched the pole. Now my tailgate has a 1/2 inch bend with it's apex(?) right where the spare tire bumper is attached. The gate barely closes. I could live with it, but it's a constant reminder of how stupid I am. Anyone else fix one of these?
Should be able to get that out with a puller maybe. Is the top edge bent?
Maybe you Mother will fix it for you as a Christmas present.
You can check with an autobody shop to see what's involved and get an estimate (no cost to get that).
Likely can find some one with their own shop that they work at in the evenings after their day job, that can do it for half the price.