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I’ve had similar problems with other panels. Most of mine had been squashed/flattened in storage or transport so the original bends didn’t fit the car. With a little heat and working carefully I’ve been able to recurve the panel without distorting/damaging the metal. Others have solved this by clamping tight and welding small sections then moving the clamps. Works the same way due to the heat from the welding.
Does it line up with the bottom of the door/ bonnet, sit up reasonably tight to the heater channel? (you often need to remove the lip near the bottom of the a post as the angle on the channels is a bit sharper than originals)
Had this recently with a genuine vw quarter and it took a bit of fiddling around but managed to get it sitting right in the end
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