October 4, 2018

We’re attempting to build the Ultimate in ute trays for the new Amarok Ultimate V6 TDI550.

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.

This build was a first of its kind in many ways for us. The challenges of integrating so much electronics into an already over-engineered German designed vehicle was indeed a challenge.

Now luckily for me, the owner has documented the build from the very beginning on his own Instagram with a detailed description to every photo. See his page here:

For an idea on how we tackled this build, I suggest starting from the bottom image and work your way up!

Shannons Engineering Team


What we did:

  • SE Custom steel tray 1800W x 1750L
  • Flush mount LED tail lights in headboard
  • Redarc 2000w pure sine wave inverter
  • Spare tyre cradle and hoist delete
  • Custom rear winch cradle/tow bar
  • Sherpa 12000lb rear winch
  • 2x Viair444c compressors
  • SE custom tray
  • 2x Viair444c compressors
  • ARB Linx system
  • 2x 105ah AGM batteries
  • Ctek D250sa
  • Ctek Smartpass
  • LED rock lights
  • 2 stage HEPA water filter
  • Sureflow 12v marine pump
  • Body lift
  • 2x 9L alloy air tanks
  • 60L stainless water tank
  • Chassis chop/ bar lift
  • Rival alloy bull bar
  • Outback armour lift
  • Twin stainless filler necks
  • Custom cab in-fill panels
  • Rear trundle draw
  • Cab chop to fit filler necks behind cab
  • Integrated parking sensors