LC-79 TOURING VEHICLE SPECIALISTS

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  • SE BOSS

    Our biggest and most modified vehicle to date. On this blog we're going into great detail how this became a thing.

  • Outback Tourer

    It took a while for me to get used to the orange suspension, but I must say its definitely grown on us here at the shop.

  • Jordan Built

    This'll be his second tray built by us and due for an upgrade. He's followed our journey since his last build and has always wanted to step it up and get into a new 79 series Land Cruiser

  • Full Zhoosh

    Harrison's a local chap, and over the years he's been dropping into the shop discussing the thought of a future build with us and his current 2014 model 79 series. Instead of selling his pride and joy and replacing it with a new one, he decided to keep the one he knows so well, reinvest and give this old girl the 'Full Zhoosh'

  • Off Grid

    The only vehicle you should trust to be OFFGRID. Our most popular build style on the sandy taupe 79.

  • Cairns Cruiser

    Built for work, this new 2020 plated 79 has features any construction boss would want.

  • Black Ferrari

    No its not a Ferrari, but it bloody well feels like one compared its predecessor.

  • Single Cab 79

    The iconic workhorse of Austraila about to set off for the big lap.

  • Stretched 79

    Bringing you our first 300 stretched, rear coil converted 2020 LC79

  • 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.

  • 2019 FORD RANGER PX3 BUILD

    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.

  • AIRLIE BEACH CRUISER

    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.

  • BUILDING THE ULTIMATE AMAROK

    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.

  • 2018 FORD RANGER PX MK2 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.

WE ARE CREATORS.  WE FABRICATE, WE BUILD, WE UNDERSTAND YOUR PASSION

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Repost from @patches_of_aus on his solo mission around Australia.
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Follow his journey here @patches_of_aus
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See the build on our website or YouTube search Game Changer
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#siloart #gamechanger #outback #sa #kimba #kimbasa #tourer #touringaustralia #australia #southaustralia #iconic #publicsilotrail #australianartsilotrail
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Choose your weapon!
We’ve been pumping out some mean machines of late and their only getting bigger and better!
We’re keen to hear your say, and what interests you about our builds, so please, comment below on which one’s your favourite and why?
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#cruiserporn #70serieslandcruiser #rigs #rigstagram #sehq #shannons_engineering #coilconversion #portalaxles #aussietouring4x4 #tourer #sandytaupe #graphite #merlot #4x4australia #4x4 #jmacx #superiorengineering #marks4wdportals #se
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The HZJ75 is back to life on the farm and revelling in it.
The response from the owner has been nothing but praise and gratitude for the work our team provided and can’t thank us enough.
She might be an older model, but this workhorse will live a long and happy life doing exactly what it was built for.
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#hzj75 #hzj #75 #75series #toyota #landcruiser #workhorse #aussieworkute #workute #farmlife #angus #angusbeef #southernhighlands #cattlefarmer #shannons_engineering #customersrides
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Just a crisp brand new cruiser built by us.
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#79series #toyota #landcruiser #70serieslandcruiser #portalaxles #se #customutetrays #rig #seboss #fullvehiclebuild #turnkey #tourer #rigsofinstagram #4x4 #merlot #merlot #shannons_engineering #se #sydney #australia
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@marks4wd
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The new look of the SE-BOSS.

#rig #staunch #70series #79series #se #seboss #shannons_engineering
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I love my job. Working on these rigs and seeing them finished give us great satisfaction and we’re all extremely proud of the work we produce.
All hand made to order, quality over quantity and supporting Aussie businesses along the way.
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#lovemyjob #proud #proudmoment #rigs #supportingsmallbusinesses #aussiemade #madeinaustralia
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A new feature for our LC79 trays is a removable aluminium panel in the wheel arches to keep stones mud and sand from accumulating under your tray. It’s a small addition but well worth it.
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#alwaysimproving #thelittlethings #innovation #customutetrayspecialists #lc79 #landcruiser #79series #se #sehq #sandy #sandytaupe #shannons_engineering #sydney #australia
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Building Aussie touring vehicles of all shapes colours and sizes.
We’re not locked or affiliated with any particular brand or product so our mission is to build YOUR dream rig to how you want.
Get in touch with sales team now a start planning your next adventure!
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#toyota #landcruiser #lc79 #specialists #allshapesandsizes #australianmade #supportingaussiebusinesses #se #shannons_engineering
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@marks4wd @jmacx_offroad_solutions @superior4x4
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First time with the canopy off and it feels good! Has changed the whole look and purpose from tourer to weekend warrior. Can’t wait to hit the tracks!
#lc79 #portals #cruiser #shedding #rigbuilds #merlot #se #shannons_engineering #customutetrays #sydney #australia
@torqit @roh_offroad_wheels @nbtyres @brookvale_tint @imaginesignage @nitto_tyres_australia @ocam4x4
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Our latest full vehicle build about to have its new tray fitted.
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#sandy #sandytaupe #lc79 #cruiser #coiled #fullvehiclebuild #se #shannons_engineering #sydney #australia
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Wow! 50,000 followers!!
From the staff at Shannon’s Engineering we can’t thank you guys enough! Yes, you!
We wouldn’t be here without the ever-growing support, likes comments and shares..
What a journey it’s been so far. In only 3 years on IG, 276 posts and many friends made, this powerful social media tool has put us on the map and allowed us to grow our business and get our products seen all over the world.
So thanks guys. We appreciate you!
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#thankyou #50k
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Busy times here at the shop, with around 20 new LC79 builds all in different stages of production here’s a few we’re working on.
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#australianmade #supportingsmallbusinesses #customutetrayspecialists #madeinaustralia #fabricator #fabrication #toyota #lc79 #steeltray #welding #sanding #blending #shannons_engineering #sydney #australia
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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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