February 4, 2019

Like with a lot of our interstate builds, I had never met the client. We had discussed his intentions to travel Australia and was in the process of purchasing a brand new 79 Series Toyota Land Cruiser. Our tray and canopy package appealed to him as we could undertake the whole build and fit-out all under one roof. He was thrilled that Toyota could drop the vehicle off, we fit it out and ship it back to Airlie Beach, at no cost to him and all ready for rego.

The build consisted of an SE built custom tray with heaps of under-tray accessories like 60L stored water system, twin piston ARB compressor with 2x alloy air tanks, hidden tap feature behind the toolbox door, headboard mounted fuel filler, LED lighting inside the toolboxes, & a removable half canopy which connects via a single plug.

The canopy features full aluminium construction with clearview fridge drop slide on one side, powered by a 110AH AGM battery, Redarc battery management, LED internal motion sensor lighting and the other side sports a deep slide out draw, USB/Cig sockets for charging devices and a carpeted top.

Check out the photos below, and below that, a list of the things this build includes.

Shannons Engineering Team


What we did:

  • SE Custom steel tray 1850W x 1850L
  • Re-locate fuel filler into headboard
  • 60L stored water system with 12v auto on/off commercial pump
  • Central locking in toolboxes & canopy
  • ARB Frontier 185L long range fuel tank
  • ARB twin piston compressor inside toolbox
  • Hidden tap outlet on passenger side toolbox
  • Gravity feed tap outlet at the tow bar
  • 2x 9L alloy air tank with stainless steel braided lines
  • 12v 15a USB & Cig sockets in both toolboxes
  • Rear integrated sealed trundle draw
  • LED rock lights under tray front and back
  • Full aluminium removable canopy
  • 3mm pressed alloy drop sides with stainless hardware
  • Stainless cable latches to enable tray sides to be used as tables
  • LED motion controlled internal lighting
  • 105AH AGM slim line battery
  • Redarc BCDC1225D smart charger with solar input
  • 15a 12v USB/Cig sockets both sides
  • Clearview ES100Plus Drop fridge slide
  • Marine carpet laminated plywood false floor
  • Aluminium canopy slide out draw with marine carpet laminated plywood floor
  • LED tail lights integrated into rear of canopy
  • Single spare tyre cradle