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What to do with a cooler full of old bolts/miscellaneous screws hardware?

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Received this from a friend of mine who closed his mustang shop several years ago. He would throw all the old hardware into this cooler and then root through it when he needed some hard to find fastener. Ive had it for over 15 years and have decided its time to just get rid of it.
It goes against my nature to just dump it so im wondering if anyone has a better idea? This is not a pristine collection of hardware...think of your grandfather’s junk drawer in steroids... still, there may be some small hard to find jewels in there which someone may be looking for.
Any ideas? Its gotta weigh over #150 lbs or so...again, i gate throwing old stuff away...even if its just a bunch of bolts.
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I agree with it being a treasure and certainly not junk. Those of us which restore our cars with a eye towards concours would pay to get a 150 lbs of Ford original fasteners. Split into manageable lots (bolts, screws, clips, etc.) and post for sale.
 

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Not certain if everything is Ford factory hardware but the majority is. There’s probably enough to completely fill 10-15 Folgers cans but i just dont need it lying around anymore. I may have dumped out a few times to hunt for something but it was a pita to clean up afterwards....
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