Proudly Australian owned and operated since 2004

What We Do

Our main business is broken into 3 parts below.

Fully sealed, steel chassis construction

VIN matched colour coding

Lightweight alloy boxes, guards and flooring

Stored water & compressed air systems

Ladder racks, drop sides & trundle draws

Fully TIG welded construction

High gloss, professional paint finish

Designed to work seamlessly with our trays

Fridges, draws, 12v power management

Roof platforms, roof tents, side awnings

New vehicle purchases

Suspension upgrades, wheels & tyres

Coil conversions, chassis extensions, GVMs’

Bar-work, winches, roof platforms, tow bars

3rd party finance available -including vehicle

Recent Builds

Click on the articles below for an in-depth blog post on our most recent builds.

This page is updated periodically, so please check back later!

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  • The Contender

    Its not uncommon for us to build a vehicle for someone we've never met, this ones going to a 'place of little water' in remote WA.

  • Game Changer

    With this recent full vehicle build, we've successfully just made some lucky kids dream come true.

  • Fully Equipped 79

    Our first production built LC79. Giving out clients the opportunity to purchase a ready-build brand new cruiser ready to go, without the wait.

  • Arctic 79

    Our biggest and by far the build to date featuring new tweaks to our design along with a mod list as long as your arm.

  • Y61 GU Patrol Resurrection

    Its not often we work on an older vehicle such as this, but given the owners wish not to let this old girl fade away to a rusty death we were happy to oblige. This build started off with just a simple tray conversion but turned into something much more.

  • 2019 LC79 Full Vehicle Build

    Our business building ute trays has slowly evolved into something much more. Full vehicle builds. With clients wanting a one stop shop, where they can leave it to one company to project manage the whole build has quickly become a common theme here at Shannons Engineering.

  • 3-Door Canopy & Cruiser Tray

    Our business building ute trays has slowly evolved into something much more. Full vehicle builds. With clients wanting a one stop shop, where they can leave it to one company to project manage the whole build has quickly become a common theme here at Shannons Engineering.


    After reading an earlier post on a PX2 Ranger build we did, our client came to me and said "I want something like that, but better" and dropped the keys to his brand new 2019 XLT in my hand. From that point, I knew it was going to be a fun job.


    Like with a lot of our interstate builds, I had never met the client. We had spoken over the phone and several emails and plan had begun. We had discussed his intentions to travel Australia and was in the process of purchasing a brand new 79 Series Toyota Landcruiser.


    This is going to be an epic challenge in both design, fabrication and execution by packing as many accessories under a staunch, stumpy tray, sitting atop a roided up modern 4wd, not only will it look good but be very functional underneath as well.

  • 2018 Toyota Landcruiser LC79 Military GXL Dual Cab

    Starting off with a brand new LC79 Dual Cab Landcruiser, delivered to us from an interstate Toyota dealership unregistered. The owner also lives interstate so we mainly communicated over email and phone and he was involved in all the big decision making of the build.


    Straight from the dealership, this new ranger will be built for touring. The owner loves to travel and knows what he wants. He’s just upgraded from a PX1 with a tub and has decided its time to get serious.



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STRETCHED 79. Bringing you our first 300mm extended, coil converted 2020 LC79.
Built tough and ready for work, touring or play. The perfect platform for whatever life can throw at it.
Sporting a 2150mm long tray with no overhang over the tow bar.
We’ve handled this build from the very beginning with all work done pre-rego providing the customer with a ready-built, fully optioned brand new 79 straight out of the dealership.
Rig rundown up on our website soon along with a detailed walk-through on our YouTube.
#staytuned #rigbuild #79 #stretched #stretched79 #coiled #coiled79 #rig #tourer #ultimateplatform #aussiebuilt #ute #shannons_engineering #graphite #79series #toyota #landcruiser #vdj79r #workorplay #se #sydney #australia #australianmade
@jmacx_offroad_solutions @tjm4x4_huntervalley @sydneycitytoyota

The Contender! Our biggest build ever. Took the longest, and went through a lot of changes along the way to give the owner exactly what he wanted. Full blog post and rig rundown now live on our website.
Ps. Coupla snaps on our FB too if you wanna see more😉.
#thecontender #contender #79 #lc79 #rig #rigrundown #sandy #sandytaupe #sandy #vsj79r #aussiebuilt #tourer #aussietourer #australianoutback #builtfortheredtop #shannons_engineering #se #sydney #australia

Holy shit 160,000 views in 4 weeks!!!! Unbloodybelievable.
Thanks so much guys we really appreciate the support, interest in our work and all the comments from all over the world so thank you!!.
#youtube #gratitude #thankyou #hits #likes #comments #views #shannons_engineering @patches_of_aus

We are expanding and looking for a 1st class fabricator to join our team.
Come and join us build show stopping 4wds with no job the same in a clean well equipped workshop. TIG/MIG welding wizardry a must.
Email your application to [email protected]
Further details about the position will be available on our website soon!.
#werehiring #positionavailable #joinourteam #dreamjob #rigbuilders #sydney #australia

Our recent build for @snickerz.79 about to head off to Meekatharra Western Australia for a life in the scrub.
Without even meeting the owner, we’ve handled every aspect of the build including the purchase of the vehicle, coil conversion and GVM upgrade, RTT, all electrical/power management, bar work and interior to name a few. And of course a cracking custom built tray and canopy, all hand made to order and to meet the owners requests.
Check out our pinned insta story to watch this build come to life and keep an eye out on our YouTube for a walk-around vid up soon.
#rigbuild #tourer #sandy #sandytaupe #79 #coiled #completebuild #westernaustralia #makingdreamscometrue #toyota #landcruiser #lc79 #shannons_engineering #customutetrayspecialists #rig #showroom #projectmanagers #madeinaustralia #australianmade #sydney

Turning these ordinary farm Utes into jaw dropping works of art is our passion.
With business busier than ever, we’re taking orders from all over Australia and cannot wait for what’s around the corner.
#customutetrayspecialists #lc79 #rigbuilders #79series #landcruiser #bigrig #tourer #overlander #shannons_engineering #madeinaustralia

‘Like a pig in mud’ 🐖...
Not so clean looking cruiser being used for what it was built for.
#repost from a happy customer @patches_of_aus

The big cats out of the bag and straight into its new role touring this beautiful country.
Patch didn’t waste any time and took off to Mount Kosciuszko straight after leaving the dealership eager to rack up some k’s.
Your questions about the build answered on our latest YouTube video -link in bio. .
#australiantourer #tourer #theroadlesstraveled #touringaustralia #mountkosciuszko #79 #rig #aussiecruisers #overlanding #customutetrays #customalloycanopies #shannons_engineering

The modifying doesn’t stop at the workshop, even the hunting rig gets a few add-ons.
#weekendaway #huntingrig #honda #trx #trx350 #country #modified #workhorse #timeoff #australianhunter

Our latest 79 full-vehicle build is finally done.
I could not be happier with the outcome and admire the owners choices throughout all options including choosing us haha. We’ve turned this stock 2020 cruiser into a serious bloke magnet and I’m gonna cry to see it get scratched and dirty.
Big shoutout to my staff for their hard work and attention to detail, not to mention all the Australian owned sister companies that we employ to help bring this masterpiece to fruition.
Stay tuned for a walk around review on our YouTube, and blog post on our website in the next coming days.
Don’t forget to check our IG pinned story to see this rig come to life. 👊
#customutetrayspecialists #rigbuild #blokemagnet #dreamtruck #79 #79series #shannons_engineering #toyota #landcruiser #australian #tourer #overlander #australianmade #supportingaussiebusinesses #sydney #australia

Claim up to $150k as an instant asset tax write-off on single business purchases like a new ‘work ute’ if purchased before June 30 2020*.
As our builds take usually around 3 months, it’s never been a better time to actually have one in stock, finished and ready to ship out so get on the blower to your accountant and find out if you’re eligible..
*Please check with your accountant/tax agent for more information and if this offer suits your circumstances. We’re fabricators, not financial advisors so please do your own research. More info can also be found on the ATO website. 👍
#79 #forsale #readytogo #taxtime #writeoff #taxwriteoff #workute #worktruck #availablenow

We specialise in high-end custom Ute trays, canopies and full vehicle builds predominantly the Toyota LandCruisier 79.
We can handle the procurement of your vehicle and arrange all aspects of the build, all done before rego.
Finance and freight available Australia wide for Toyotas only.
See the walk around video of this build on our YouTube, link in our bio.

About us

We live and breathe camping, touring & 4wding. Our passion is high detail, high end custom ute trays and canopies built to order from a mixture of Australian steel & aluminium.

Our trays and canopies are built by hand to the highest standard possible. We are always thinking ahead and finding ways to improve our products with innovative computer aided design and new technology through products we endorse.

At Shannons Engineering, no two jobs are the same. Our customer base varies, as do their needs. We can offer you a complete package from trays, canopies, touring set-ups, 4wd suspension, power management, bull bars tow bars, wheels tyres and accessories. Just ask us.

Our History

Established in 2004, We ran a successful business doing custom metal fabrication, working in stainless steel, aluminium and steel, we have been the most versatile metal shop working with builders, architects, homeowners, landscapers, tradesman, councils, and even the ADF.

Challenging every job that came through the door has given us a great satisfaction and knowledge using a wide skill set and a vast variety of materials but the time had come to reinvent ourselves & follow our dreams and become a household name in custom ute trays and canopy scene.

Since then, we made the choice to give up the daily grind of general fabrication and follow dreams making high-end custom ute trays. Building ute trays led us to making canopies and now, we have become predominantly full touring vehicle builders of the all popular, 79 Series Toyota LandCruiser and with each build better than the last we look forward the future and where this vision will take us.

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