Thanks for all of that info Eric. Not sure I can get all of this done myself but regardless of that issue, I've got a few questions.
I need to shrink and stretch different areas? You're talking about a shrinking disc and then also a torsion pull to stretch the metal, so that's why it sounds like both to me.
When using a shrinking disc, how is that done, operate on the outside or inside of the fender, and in my case, where? (if able to get to the required area).
I don't know that I'll be able to do a tension pull on the fender, just don't have that equipment but I understand the concept and what is being done. Is there some other method I could use - with minimal metal working equipment that I have? I have some hammers and dollies and a cheap arse fender stand, along with the requisite power tools (grinder/sander, etc). I hadn't considered bolting the fender on for an easier working condition but I like that idea. Same for the template, it crossed my mind but haven't done it.
I would also start by getting the wheel well straightened out first.
Any direction on where to start? The line is dinged hard and the lip is bent in pretty good. Hammer from the inside could flatten the arc of the lip so I'm not sure how to get it out without causing more problems. I think I can get the line bumped back out but from there, I keep staring and thinking....
Thanks again Eric.