Troy Spackman started Legacy Innovations, Inc. while working full-time in the industry. Travis Coeyman has worked alongside Troy from the beginning. The combination of these two professionals has allowed Legacy Innovations to offer its customers the highest level of expertise in each of their areas of specialty.
With more than 10 years of experience building award-winning cars, Spackman’s blend of experience and ability to design based on customer requests allows him to build unique vehicles that are not only prized by their owners, but draw accolades of spectators and judges. Spackman started Legacy Innovations in 2006 in response to industry need for a full-service facility for custom, rare, unique and exotic vehicles.
Coeyman is responsible for all functions in the paint and body shop. His high standards and conscientious attention to detail are the perfect complement to their high caliber projects and customers’ expectations. Paint jobs out of Legacy Innovations are consistently award-winning and the talk of many shows, thanks to Travis and his team’s excruciating attention to detail and high standards.
Autobody News reached out to Spackman via telephone for more information about his favorite paint brand, BASF.
"After years of trial and error, spraying, sanding, cutting and buffing, our painters, finishers and management came to a unanimous decision,” he said. “BASF and R-M Products are the partners we need to achieve the high-end body and paint results in which we excel. Our shop manager and two painters all came from different backgrounds, and experienced different brands and products. As a result, it took several years to settle into a one-label mixing room. But in the end, we all realized we had only one real option to achieve our goals. BASF has been a partner for nearly 10 years and contributed to countless awards and industry recognition---The COE was no exception."
Autobody News followed up with Spackman for more information on the SEMA award.
"For the second year, my team and I made the Battle of the Builders finalists,” he said. “With this truck being purposed-built to haul ass, and hay, not win car shows… we were pretty proud of receiving this honor."
Spackman provided details about the award-winning 1954 Cab Over Engine Truck:
Powertrain/Drivetrain Type and Modifications: 6.6L LBZ Duramax & push button Allison 6-speed. Garrett Powermax turbo, air to water intercooler, Driveshaft Shop driveshaft.
Chassis Type and Modifications: Fully boxed, shortened and narrowed GMC 3500 chassis with 4-link air ride dually rear end, Mil-spec Wilwood disc brakes. Toyo 22.5” M320 & M506 Tires.
Exterior Modifications: All-steel, hand-fabricated components; 10’ bed, fenders, running boards, tail gate, bumpers, billet step inlays with wood inserts, seamless hood, tail light housings, adjustable aluminum mirrors. Billet emblems, R-M multi-color paint.
Interior Modifications: Custom interior by Stitch & Stereo and Mikey Seats, Sony navigation and sound system, Classic Instruments gauges, In Depth Concepts & Mark Shuchart billet dash bezels and 4x4 controls.
Recent Awards, Mentions & Accolades for Legacy Innovations:
• Car and Driver, “SEMA Top 10”
• Carlisle Events, “Top 12 ’63 Corvettes Ever built”
• SEMA Goodguys, “Gold Bar” Winner
• Detroit Autorama, 1st place
• Detroit Autorama, “Outstanding Award”
• Endless Summer OC, “Best in Show”
• SEMA Best GM Vehicle
• SEMA DUB Builder award
• Goodguys “Top 5 Street Machine of the Year Finalist”
• 3 Cars in top 20 for SMOTY in 2014
• Featured in Performance Business
For more information, visit www.LegacyInnovations.com.