LC-79 TOURING VEHICLE SPECIALISTS

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  • SE BOSS

    COMING SOON

  • 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

Instagram

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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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Those weekday shed feels.
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#marks4wdportals #70serieslandcruiser #lifted #79 #streetlegal #portals #79series #70serieslandcruiserowners #portalaxles #se #shannons_engineering
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Our HZJ75 build in its natural habitat. Owner sent this one in.
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#toyota #landcruiser #75series #hzj75 #hzj #happycustomer #allworknoplay #workute #iconic #aussieworkute #onthefarm #farmute #resto #cattlefarmer #cattlefarming #angus #angusbeef #southernhighlands #shannons_engineering
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@southernhighlandslifestyle @southernhighlandslifensw @stedi_australia @dobinsonssprings @runvawinches @toyota_aus
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Who else wishes they had one of these sittin in the shed?
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#coiled79 #toyotalandcruiser #70series #rig #bigboystoys #jacked #79 #79series #shannons_engineering #shedgoals #tourer #lifted #superiorengineering #bulldogsofinstagram #everymansdream #se #sydney #australia.
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Back on the road again. This time managed to keep it relatively clean.
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#weekendsaway #touring #hunting #huntingcabin #camping #boysweekend #79 #toyota #landcruiser #rig #landcruisersofaustralia #70series #70serieslandcruiserowners #shannons_engineering #seboss
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Beautiful spot, southern highlands. #solocamping #southernhighlands #farmstay #angus #angusbeef #cracker #70series #toyota #landcruiser #country #shannons_engineering ...

Busy times! Our client with his ‘Off Grid’ cruiser back from Brisbane to have his 3-door dog box canopy fitted.
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More info on this build on our website under the ‘recent builds’ tab 🤙
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#repeatcustomer #offgrid #79 #dogbox #3door #canopy #slideoncanopy #79series #toyota #landcruier #tourer #camper #hunter #fisher #se #sefamily #shannons_engineering #sydney #australia
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Full vehicle builds with brand new cruisers is our specialty.
Get in touch now with your dream build wish list and we’ll take care of the rest.
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See more of this one on our website just look up the Cairns Cruiser
#rigbuilds #turnkey #70series #70serieslandcruiser #79 #79series #toyota #landcruiser #cruiser #workute #tradie #tradiespec #shannons_engineering #se #australianmade #sydney #australia
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From a place I’d rather be. On a road less traveled, destination unknown.
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#explore #adventure #outback #country #touring #camping #travel #traveling #theroadlesstraveled #79 #79series #tourer #cruiser #toyota #landcruiser #portalaxles #se #seboss #rig #70series #70serieslandcruiser #marks4wdportals #lifted #rigbuild #shannons_engineering #customutetrays #fullvehiclebuild #sydney #australia
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@marks4wd
@brookvale_tint
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Another fresh 79 backing into the shop to begin its epic build.

We have options from mild to wild with you, the customer making the big decisions on your suspension and GVM, tray and canopy fit-out, interior and bar work all to suit your needs and budget.
Start planning your build now and have your dream cruiser in time for Christmas!
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#coiled #cruiser #79 #79series #freshmeat #cruiserhq #shannons_engineering #se #sydney #australia
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@blueflameautomotive @superior4x4
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With our 75 series Landcruiser build coming to an end, we’ve just had it polished and ceramic coated at @deluxedetailingsydney. Now to fit the new bull bar and off she goes.
This ones been an absolute pleasure to work on with real easy going and understanding owner. Cannot wait to show you guys the finished photos and a vid for our YouTube.
To see this classic come to life and what we’ve done, check out the pinned stories on our IG homepage.
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#hzj #hzj75 #75 #75series #toyota #landcruiser #resto #restoration #builtnotbought #classic #shesakeeper #farmspec #cruiser #tidy #immaculate
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Absolutely loving the new rig and how it’s all coming together so far.
Still a few more things to go, and looking forward to filming the big reveal video for our YouTube channel where I’ll show you guys all around it.
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#aussietourer #tourer #79 #79series #rig #cruiser #70serieslandcruiser #70serieslandcruiserowners #rigstagram #shannons_engineering #rigbuild #australianmade #touringvehicle #overlanding #overlander #aussieoutback #outbackaustralia #portal79 #marks4wd #theroadlesstraveled #exploreaustralia #exploringaustralia #landcruisersofaustralia #australia #se
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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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