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Dropout damage mystery, how to fix it? [Photos and videos]

Looks likely the main problem you have is caused by the left side axle protruding too far, meaning the QR would not have clamped the dropout. You need to center the axle. The other answers go into ...
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Dropout damage mystery, how to fix it? [Photos and videos]

To minimise the stretch on the frame, I'd pull the rear hub apart and look for spacers to take out to effectively narrow the OLD. You don't use the brake rotor mount because you have rim brakes. I'd ...
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Dropout damage mystery, how to fix it? [Photos and videos]

Running a 135mm hub in a 130mm aluminum frame is the bad kind of hack even it seems to be functional. It will always cause additional stress to the bearings and will always cause additional dropout ...
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Dropout damage mystery, how to fix it? [Photos and videos]

None of this seems like the problem to me. The surface gouges seem normal. If the wheel is sturdy when the QRs are properly tightened, you're good to roll provided the wheel is properly aligned.
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