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1942 Flathead Camouflage Bobber

Thank God There's Harleys...   So, let's show them!

Rico from Huettisheim-Humlangen in Germany sent us these pictures of his brother's beautiful 1942 WLA Flathead Camouflage Bobber which is wearing a desert camouflage military paint scheme. The styling of her custom underslung gas tank goes back to the Harleys and Indians of the 1920's and 30's.

Rico: "Andre's 1942 model 45 WLA Harley Davidson. This bike has been completely restored, from a rusty second world war bike up to a unique old school Custom Bobber. Engine (45 cubic inch) and transmission rebuilt, frame powder coated, paint in a vintage used style, rarely chrome, custom made gas tank, oil tank, seat, exhaust, struts by 'Area 45 Cycles'. 21" rim in the front and 15" rim in the back, open belt transmission.

Keep the rubber right down!   Rico "

Image of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Bobber in Weathered Desert Camouflage Paint by Rico.

1942 WLA Flathead Camouflage Bobber

Rico: "I was just curious if you are interested in what was build across the Atlantic and in view of you response... you are... which makes me and my brother happy!"

Photo of 1942 Fleathead Harley Bobber motorcycle with underslung gas tank and wearing a desert camouflage military paint scheme. Rico on the bluewall rear tire: " ;o) Right... it's the blue plastic protection wrap that was not yet removed at this time..."

Image of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Bobber in Weathered Desert Camouflage Paint by Rico. Rico: "The statment 'Old School Mob' refers to all people who are in love with old style motorcycles and hot rods like rockabillys and rockers."

Image of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Camouflage Bobber by Rico.

Andre's 1942 WLA Flathead Camouflage Bobber. Note the underslung custom gas tank. The headlight is from a retired "Lanz" tractor.

Compare this image with the photo below which shows the same bike before she was restored to full glory.

1942 Harley WLA Flathead Before Restoration

Photo of 1942 Harley WLA Liberator motorcycle before restoration. This is the 1942 Harley WLA before restoration. Isn't it amazing how this bike rose like a Phoenix from the ashes?

1942 Harley WLA Flathead Engine Details

Photo of 45 cubic inch engine of 1942 Fleathead Harley WLA motorcycle. Jockey shift knob. The dice was hand made and airbrushed by Andre.

Image of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead engine.

A Bobber's Tale...

Photo of 1942 Fleathead Harley Bobber rear end showing maximum rubber. The classic Bobber's tale... Maximum rubber !!!



(March 2010)

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Photo of 1942 Fleathead Harley Bobber motorcycle with underslung gas tank and wearing a desert camouflage military paint scheme.



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