You can surely take the trash outta the boy, but you can't take the boy outta the trash! In this case, that boy is Scott Bryant, a county waste management worker by trade who does indeed take himself outta the daily trash routine-in his mild white custom '54 F-100. (For those of you who immediately assumed the title of this here story had any negative racial connotations, shame on you!)
While Scott may not have to spend his working days operating heavy equipment at any one of the given waste treatment facilities Riverside County maintains, like most of us, he does need an escape from his 9 to 5 routine, regardless if it's dirty or clean. For the majority of his adult life, part of that getaway has been custom cars and, as of late, trucks. With the help of his stepfather, Kevin Martin, the use of some allotted space in his parent's big garage, and probably most importantly, the support of his wife, Dora, and their daughter, Claire, Scott was able to get his Ford up, running, and looking anything but trashy in roughly two years' time. Of course, being as it was a runner when purchased, the truck was used as a daily driver for the first six months-but the usual "old truck" quirks wore quickly on Scott, and the decision to go for the full re-do was made.
For the chassis, Scott didn't want to skimp, but he didn't want to get in over his head, either. So he enlisted the expertise of Bobco in Elsinore, California (where the truck was originally located), to graft in a Mustang II front crossmember from CPP, C-notch the rear, and box the framerails. Bobco then sent Scott home with a 9-inch Ford rearend, ididit steering column, and the open invitation to call for any further advice (something he may have regretted after the fact!). Reassembly ensued, followed by a streak of custom creativeness on the owner's behalf-a hand-formed grille encapsulating a bevy of door pulls, a nerf bar-style rear bumperette flanking '50 Pontiac lights, and even a stab at upholstery-as the F-100 started to take life just as quickly as it was torn apart.
Seeing as Scott grew up under the tutelage of a couple of gearheads, it was only natural that he chose his drivetrain with the appropriate performance twist. The small-block Chevy under the flip-forward hood was actually his first complete build; the seemingly stout Turbo 400 behind it, however, is nearing its second rebuild, as Scott has a severe case of lead-footitis. The go-fast emphasis was equaled by the amount of attention to detail given, from the dress-up items to the elaborate pinstriping that Gormo applied pretty much anywhere he could lay his brush on the underside of the hood.
Finally, after M&G Auto Body had completed work on the two-tone Ultra White and silver flake paintjob, Scott and family friend Cecil Cook (a retired upholsterer) literally wrapped up the interior in matching fashion. With shiny new chromies from Wheel Vintiques freshly wrapped in wide whites, the chrome polished to perfection, and the tank filled, Scott did for the first time what he's now become infamous for-burned rubber-and much to the delight of his little girl Claire.