CUSTOM UTE TRAY AND CANOPY SPECIALISTS

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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  • 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.

  • 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

An insight into our Instagram feed

Had an old customer pop in today wanting a bit more work done. This is his daily work vehicle, thing doesn’t look a day old! .
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#n70 #toyota #hilux #customutetray #customutetrayspecialists #shannons_engineering #kun26r #blue #lux #worktruck #workrig #workute #sparky #electrician #dailydriver #doesntlookadayold #slideon #slideoncanopy #mainlineelectrical
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New shed feels...
Time to fill it with toys! .
#dreamcar #cruiser #79 #sebuilt #79series #landcruiser #newshed #showroom #shannons_engineering #se #customutetrayspecialists #rigbuild
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PX2 Ranger tray with slide-on 1/2 canopy, removable back rack and James Baroud hard shell roof top bed.
An earlier build but still one of my favourite set ups with its full time Engel fridge/freezer and under-tray fire pit and firewood storage boxes.
We built this thing from stock including suspension & body lift and full VSCCS engineering certification among other things. . .
#ford #ranger #px2 #px11 #customsteeltray #alloyhalfcanopy #customutetrays #shannons_engineering #beach #touring #4wding #camping #weekendsaway #setup #rigbuilds @jamesbaroud_aunz @nittograpplers #se
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Parking sensors on a cruiser?
Not the dumbest idea when the back ends as fat as this.
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#parkingsensors #79 #79series #landcruiser #toyota #shannons_engineering #se
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Got a good head start this week on an upcoming cruiser build for @subtle_79 and his epic sandy 79. Tray was first sandblasted, then powder coated in a zinc rust proof primer, fully seam sealed then the tray and all aluminium components finished in 2 coats of Raptor Liner 2k polyurethane. Can’t wait to see this one all together! .
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#sandy #sandytaupe #79 #79series #landcruiser #raptor #raptorliner #bedliner #polyurethane #shannons_engineering #se #customutetrays #cruiserbuild @raptor.australia.official
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🎄Tiz the season for 79 series cruiser trays and canopies with 6 massive builds underway, all brand new, with clients all over Australia, most we haven’t even met.
To you guys, thanks for your patience over the Christmas period and we appreciate your support & understanding.
To anyone else who’s having trouble getting through, please understand it’s our busiest time of year trying to get these cruisers out in time to put under the tree for the lucky few.
Big things happening in 2020 and we’ll be more prepared for the growth of Shannons Engineering! .
#79 #cruiser #custom #ute #tray #specialists #cruisercentral #79series #landcruiser #cruisercanopy #bringon2020 #shannons_engineering
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Prototyping some new flared guards for the coil cruiser builds we’ve been doing lately to accomodate the wider wheel track and 35” street legal tyres. Rate or hate, tell us your thoughts below.
Ps, that’s no Instagram filter, it really is that smokey here in Brookvale with the bushfires burning across NSW. .
#79 #79series #landcruiser #flaredguards #prototype #staunch #tough #bigrigbigguards #rateorhate
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Flashback to a build we finished at the beginning of the year, one sweet LC-79.
Fitted with an SE built steel/aluminium hybrid custom tray, removable aluminium half canopy and packed with heaps of features.
If you’re thinking about a new cruiser build, get in touch now and spend your next Easter away with your new toy! .
#lc79 #79 #79series #landcrusier #customutetrays #customutetrayspecialists #shannons_engineering #halfcanopy #alloycanopy #rigbuild #sydney #australia
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#Repost from @expedition134 ・・・
Do you live in Sydney and keen to get your hands on our Expedition134 boxes? Well you can head to @shannons_engineering located at 24/108 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale, NSW. Shannon and his team do some fantastic canopy work and is a great team to speak to about your custom canopy for your pride and joy!
@openskytouring #heavydutyplasticstoragebox #heavydutystorageboxes #heavydutystorage #customcanopy #4wdcanopy #campingbox #campingstorage #4wdstoragebox #weathersealed #nometal #norust #camping #injectionmoulded #canopystorage #canopystoragebox #australianmade #australianowned #australianbusinessesworkingtogether
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Busy times here at the shop with 7x brand new LC79 Landcruiser full builds underway, all but one also getting customised slide on canopies, suspension, bar work, interior, lighting and the like.
Very grateful for good bunch of clients who understand good things take time, these builds are all hand made with love and all unique to suit the clients requirements in one way or another.
In a mostly graphite cruiser demographic we’re also excited to see two sandy taupes getting built side-by-side, one with the Jmacx Coil kit (4” with 35’s) and it’s rival Superior Outback tourer kit ( also 4”coils w 35”s) all street legal Australia wide.
Stay tuned! 👊
#cruisercity #customutetrays #steeltray #alloycanopy #shannons_engineering #toyota #landcruiser #79 #79series #rigbuilds #watchthisspace #busytimes #se @jmacx_offroad_solutions @superior4x4
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#Repost
Thx to @shannons_engineering for putting the #arb #aircompressor in the work #ute , works a treat for blowing out air filters & pumping up tyres etc...
@2dig4u_excavations
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Don’t forget to take a minute and remember our fallen, our hero’s, and what they sacrificed.
Lest we forget. 🌺
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Little snippet of some creative photography from myself & @offthegridmedia at yesterday’s shoot. Can’t wait to see what he comes up with. 🤞 ...

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Flashbacks to weekend getaways at the Barrington Tops. Missing the old ute and the places it took us.
Who’s getting away this weekend?
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#weekendtripsaway #touringaustralia #adventure #theroadlesstraveled #se #halfcanopy #customutetray #ranger #aussiebulldog @jamesbaroud_aunz @pelicanaustralia @chop_the_aussie @nbtyres
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Rig build complete!
Detailed and ready for handover. Not before @offthegridmedia gets a few happy snaps first! 👊
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#rigbuild #builtnotbought #gu #patrol #notjustutetrays #shannons_engineering
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Hardwood flooring finished today on our GU Patrol build. Couldn’t be happier with the outcome and how suited it is to the theme of the vehicle. We’ve recessed the aluminium tie down track into the boards just a smidge higher so you can still slide large objects without gouging the timber.
To see this build come to life from the start check out our pinned stories on our homepage👍
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#gu #patrol #rigbuild #customutetrayspecialists #shannons_engineering #hardwood #tray #flatbed #truckbed #bed #utetray #customutetrays #se
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🤘🏿Got any blacker?🤘🏿
Murdered out LC79 dual cab cruiser tray we finished last month.
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#79series #landcruiser #79 #lc79 #blackonblack #customutetrays #customutetrayspecialists #shannons_engineering #sydney #australia #nofilter
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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.

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