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LC-79 TOURING VEHICLE SPECIALISTS

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  • 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.

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

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Starting off the year with this. Fully restored cab, now to get our arse into gear and finish the tray.
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Today we fitted up some PSR wide body flares to get rid of those horrible rubber strips. Topped it off with a raptor finish to match the tray.
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@performance_suspension @marks4wd @kingshocksaustralia @roh_offroad_wheels @nitto_tyres_australia @safari4x4engineering @raptor.australia.official
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Not a bad view from up here.
With the canopy almost fully loaded, RTT and spare tyres attached its sitting perfect. Next will be to get the rear slide our kitchen finished and take it for a trip.
#sittingpretty #lifted #79 #79series #landcruiser #portals #portaltheworld #rigbuild #shannons_engineering #se #merlot #dreambuild #newcarfeels #cruisersofinstagram #70series #70serieslandcruiserowners #se
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@marks4wd @solveoffroad @roh_offroad_wheels @kingshocksaustralia @nitto_tyres_australia @nbtyres @rhino_rack @alucab_australia @brookvale_tint @visuallaunchsignage @stedi_australia @ocam4x4
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Little update on the cruiser build, removable canopy and RTT fitted and the windows just done.
Now just need to sort out a front bar. Any ideas fellas? Something different, comment below👍.
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@marks4wd @solveoffroad @kingshocksaustralia @terraintamer4wd @nbtyres @brookvale_tint @ocam4x4 @rhino_rack @alucab_australia @alucab @pro.fit.automotive @nitto_tyres_australia @roh_offroad_wheels @safari4x4engineering
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And she’s finally registered!
What a mission that was! Not because of the portals as such but just the time of year, and this damn Covid bullshit along with 2hr lines to battle the dragon lady at the RMS with a my big folder of modified vehicle paperwork and so on.
Anyway, the battle is over and can’t wait to show you guys around it. Heaps of new features as we’re always trying to innovate and improve our products. More to come soon! 🤙🤙
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#thewaitisover #newcarfeels #timetohittheroad #merlot #merlot79 #lc79 #portals #portalcruiser #rigbuild #shannons_engineering #se
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They all start off on the cement, get a few pretty photos and their off into the wild.
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@ocam4x4 @safari4x4engineering @arb4x4 @stedi_australia @procompusa @bfgoodrichtires @rhino_rack
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This things got stance.
Last look at the new rig before the canopy gets fitted. Couple of new exciting features going on with a new concept tray design and canopy fit- out. Stay tuned for more and check out our IG pinned story to watch this build come to life.
Big thanks to our suppliers so far, @solveoffroad
@torqit
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@chop_the_aussie
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Merry Christmas guys. Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday. We’ll be closed until January 11th 2021.
Thanks, from the staff of Shannon’s Engineering 🥳
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With a combined team effort of over 180 hours in 4 days she’s looking pretty sweet!
Can’t thank my staff enough for putting in the effort this week. It’s been a fun week, we’re all in good spirits, having a laugh together like a big bunch of mates doing what we love, it doesn’t feel like work at all..
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Santa’s little helpers working towards the end of 2020!
It’s been a bloody busy year and if you can tell by the state of the workshop it’s going to be an even bigger and better 2021!
#santaslittlehelpers #landcruiserhq #bringon2021 #christmasrush #dreamteam #shannons_engineering #sendit #custombuilt #handmade #madeinaustralia #australian #australianmanufacturing #sefamily #se
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Some arty shit going on here by @onderaye while on set with the @higham_building cruiser build.
Stay tuned guys currently editing our next YouTube walk around video with all this extra time I have. 🤓
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#arty #photography #photoofaphoto #peepingtom #youtube #walkaround #lc79 #rigbuild #comingsoon #shannons_engineering #se @stedi_australia
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As an employer, noting gives me more satisfaction than teaching someone who’s willing to listen and learn my trade. This is Kates first time at welding and I’ve chucked her straight into the deep end and teaching her how to weld stainless steel with the TIG.
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#learningatrade #tradiechick #tigwelding #natural #welding #weldporn #weldernation #bossthings #prouddadmoment #learning #kemppi @kemppiwelding @kemppi_australia @weldporn @weldaddicts
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Australia’s most wanted.
Our latest brand new rig build for our client in Brisbane QLD ready to head out. This colour combo and accessory list has had the phone ringing non stop over the past few weeks.
Keep a look out on our YouTube for a detailed walk around video coming soon.
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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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