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Got broken into. Lock is destroyed. help?

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Some dumba** tried to break into my 02 frontier with a hammer and a screwdriver this weekend. Thankfully, he wasn't able to unlock the door, but he did manage to mangle my lock and door in the process.

The lock is unusable, but i think the door will be fine with a little bit of bending. Where is the cheapest place to go to get this kind of thing fixed? Auto mechanic? Locksmith? Dealer? Does anyone have any experience with this kind of happening? I tried calling around and got quotes from 175-250.

I am pretty good at fixing my truck and other things, so I was curious if any of you have ever done a DIY lock replacement?

All advice is much appreciated! I am trying to save as much as possible.
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I think I am just going to end up replacing the whole door. The area around the lock is so torn up that I dont think a new lock would stay in because the metal around it is so jacked up. I have found a few places online selling a door "skin", but I'm not sure what that means. Any sugestions of the best part to buy and the best place?
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