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I wouldn't be too hasty in removing the door - there's a recent thread about someone pulling out a dent.
What I would suggest is to remove the door trim (you'd probably be doing this anyway), close the door, and depending on the size of the dent, either use the palm of your hand, or the ball of your foot (wear flat-soled shoes) to gently, but with gradually increasing pressure to push the dent out. (you don't want to crack the paint).
You can finish any remaining creases by gently tapping with a rubber mallet.
This method may sound crude, but it does work.
You really don't have anything to lose, as you were planning to scrap the door anyway.
P.S. Donald - its called a door check strap (the bit that stops the door opening too far).
Hope that helps,
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