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  • Reinvested

    For those who have been following us since the beginning, you may remember this car. This was our first LC79 to come through the shop back in 2018 and the one which started it all, setting our benchmark in LC79 trays and canopies.

  • Ultimate Workhorse

    This would have to be the most comfortable as a 79 series work ute is going to get with a build spec sheet as long as your arm!


    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.


    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.



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Sun, sand and a cold beer.
After a long day of driving nothing beats a cold beer and a pristine beach to ourselves.
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Stage one of Anton’s dream 79 build complete and she’s on the truck to the dealership for rego a week before Christmas.
This is definitely one naughty 79 and 100% street legal Australia wide.
We will be continuing this build next year with some bar work, complete interior fit-out and two interchangeable canopies - one for the work and one for hunting so stay tuned!
#fullvehiclebuild #projectcar #rigsaustralia #toyota #79series #coiled #flex #stage1 #rigstagram #shannons_engineering #se #sydney #australia #australianmade

Welcome to the jungle.
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A lot of our full vehicle builds are now including a complete interior transformation, getting rid of that farm truck feel and bringing it into the 21st century and a pleasure to drive.
We can offer:
☑️ Full cab sound and heat insulation
☑️ Leather seats and door cards
☑️ Automatic gearbox conversion
☑️ Roof and floor consoles
☑️ Upgraded head unit w Apple CarPlay
☑️ Twin rear view cameras
☑️ Complete sound system inclusive of door speakers and subwoofer
☑️ Engineered child restraints
☑️ 12v centre console fridge
☑️ Rear seat entertainment for the kids
☑️ GPS Satellite tracking
☑️ Alarms or immobilisers
☑️ Telstra cellular phone signal booster
☑️ UHF communications
☑️ Window tint
☑️ Cup holders 😂😉
#lc79 #interior #fullvehiclebuild #custominterior #leather #bucketseats #VE #GTS #upgrades #onestopshop #dreamtourer #touring #touringvehiclespecialist #shannons_engineering #se #sydney #australia

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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#sydney #australia

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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Just a crisp brand new cruiser built by us.
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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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