LC-79 TOURING VEHICLE SPECIALISTS

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  • Off Grid

    The only vehicle you should trust to be OFF_GRID

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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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First look at the new front end with a new custom made bull bar.
All the late nights at work have all paid off and I get to enjoy testing it out this long weekend.
Ps, we ran out of time so it’s been temporarily painted with a roller and will be stripped and painted properly next week.
To see this come together check out our pinned IG story 🤙
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Nice easy mod by @singlestrut.co
Works really well for those with dual batteries as the typical twin strut set up would interfere with the battery tray.
Now, how to close it. 😬
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Who else is looking forward to putting the foot down in the bush this Easter and leaving the mrs wondering if you’re coming back? 🤣
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Edit: that was actually her driving and me filming🤥 @belleffect
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Our under tray toolboxes offer an abundance of storage solitons. From easy to reach recovery gear and first aid to ropes, ratchets and tools.
Unlike other brands, our design has a double return folded doorway offering a gutter to divert water and a continuous pinch weld rubber seal to keep dust out.
Other options include central locking, auto LED lighting, plumbed air compressor, upholstered interior and even 12v power outlets to keep your shit charged at all times.
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Next stop nobody knows, but we’re on the right track.
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At SE we can offer you a turn-key drive away option for your new Toyota LandCruiser. They’re built to order so the major decision making is done by you, to suit your budget and purpose from work or play to fully equipped tourer.
This one was built with a Jmacx rear coil conversion/GVM upgrade and 300mm chassis extension, all done pre-rego and federally approved Australia wide.
#toyota #landcruiser #lc79 #vdj79 #coils #stretched #coiled79 #jmacx #chassisextension #customutetrays #workute #aussieworkute #colourcoded @jmacx_offroad_solutions @roh_offroad_wheels @robbie711w
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Update on the SE shop truck build, front end coming along nicely, still a fair bit to go with recovery points, winch hawse and number plate etc.
Ps, if anyone’s got a link to a good set of round flush fitting flood lights with yellow or amber beams please share below. Not opposed to halogen as I believe this type of light cuts through fog better than 6000k blinding white.
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About to hook into building a custom bull bar. Something unique, something built not bought.
Check our IG stories for how we do it. Stay tuned.
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Hitcho’s cruiser looking sharp with his new colour coded SE custom tray and canopy package.
He’s a tradie, and wanted a blank canvas canopy for his own fit-out so we decked it out with our motion sensor LED lighting package and provisions for his own second battery set up. Up top we’ve got the racks level for carrying materials and the trays got plenty of storage with pull out draw and rear tapered boxes.
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For all you guys out there researching your builds, we’re now on Pinterest. We’re making it easier for you to search and pin the options that tickle your fancy in an SE build! 🙌📌
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Ps, check back often as we’ll continue to add more content! 📸
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Way too clean.
The calm before years of punishment and product testing. This is by far our best build yet and proudly Australian Made!
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We’re busier than ever and we could do with some extra help!
If you’re a fabricator and stuck for work or looking for a change we’d love to hear from you!
Flexible hours/days or balls to the wall 40-50hr weeks,we’ve got plenty to go around. (Qualified TIG welders only apply)
Get in touch for an immediate start.

Please share around too guys it really helps 😉 👍👍🙏
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My ultimate set up, ready for life’s adventures. A few more last mods and she’s about done. 💸
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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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