Thanks so much for the input. The gash,,, as AL called it isn't that bad, just the fact that its there is killing us.
Any way, it is clean through but, I can clean up the cracks and get them all level with each other and then do a bondo repair. After that and paint, I think we are going to put a decal across the front of the 5er because I will always see it, even if it isn't visable.
I have clear auto duct tape over it and have drilled the end of the cracks to prevent them spreading.
Made it to Amarillo Tx, its cold and windy here. enough fighting the 50mph cross wind. Time for a steak house and a drink.