Don't be mistaken, this is the finished product.

Owner: Aaron Cain
Ride: 2001 Chevy S-10
Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
Club: Relaxed Atmosphere

Aaron Cain has been into minitrucks going on 15 years now, and since then it's been nothing but the low life for him. He tells us, "I had an '87 Toyota back in the day, and I picked up a copy of Mini Truckin' at a 7-11 one day since there was a similar truck on the cover. That was it. I was hooked."

Now, Aaron didn’t fill us in on the details of his first mini, but his latest truck—the sinister looking S-10 before you—has been a 10-year evolution from stock to rolling terror. The color on his truck isn’t primer, its SEM Hot Rod Black. Don’t be mistaken, this is the finished product—a dark and dangerous Dime with enough style points to pull attention at shows while still keeping a stealth street demeanor. Aaron didn’t put himself in a position to be rushed with the build since he subscribes to the method of doing things right the first time, every time.

No modification trumps the other on Aaron’s truck. The flat color, the classic five-spoke 20s, the stock-floor bodydrop, the dashes of pinstriping, and an interior that could pass for stock, if stock came with black leather seats and matching door panel trim and a BAD billet half-wrap steering wheel—everything blends perfectly. Even though it’s right where he has wanted it, there’s always room for more modifications. That’s what he’s loved so much about this hobby throughout the years he’s been involved.

The Lowdown

Rolling Attire

Wheels: 20-inch Coy’s C-57
Tires: 245/35/20 Nitto

Chassis Modifications

Suspension (front): Ride Tech control arms, Slam Specialties RE7 ’bags, Belltech spindles
Suspension (rear): Modified Ride Tech four-link, Firestone F9000 ’bags
Compressor(s): Air Lift engine-driven and Viair 450
Air/hydro Accessories: 1/2-inch lines, 12-gallon tank
Brakes: SSBC brake pads and rotors
Misc.: 15-gallon Metal Worx fuel cell
Performed By: Hector, Mike, and Metal Worx Fab

Body Modifications

Shaved: Doors, gas door, tailgate handle, hood squirters, rear steps, rear bumper
Bodydrop: 3-inch stock-floor
Body Mods: Envoy front-end swap, rolled stock bed floor
Bolt-ons: Cowl hood and Sonoma front bumper
Misc.: Raised rear fenders 2 inches
Performed By: After Hours


Brand & Colors: SEM Hot Rod Black
Misc.: Pinstriping by Joe Price
Performed By: After Hours


Seats: Stock with Katzkin black leather and charcoal suede
Misc.: Katzkin leather accents in door panels, stock center console modified to house air gauges, BAD Gun Slinger half-wrap steering wheel
Performed By: Owner, Trey Hicks, and Amos


Head Unit: Pioneer
Mids & Highs: Inifinity 4x6 and JVC 6-1/2
Subwoofers: Diamond
Amplifiers: MTX
Misc.: Ported sub enclosure
Performed By: Owner and Shawn Miltz


Engine: 4.3L V-6
Intake: Airaid
Header/exhaust: Flowmaster
Transmission: Auto
Detail Work: Pinstriped by Joe Price
Misc.: One-off heater by Metal Worx
Performed By: Metal Worx and After Hours

Special Thanks From Owner

"Thanks to God, Mom and Dad, Samantha, Brown, Trey, Miltz, Hector, Mike, Ashton, Cliff, Charlie, Mitchell, Dale from Line X of Richmond, Kory from Metal Worx, Joe, Amos, and James from After Hours, and Big Rob and the rest of the BMT crew."