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1942 WLA Harley Oldschool Bobber

A Godess Flying into the Wind...

Scott sent us these photos of his friend Rob's great looking 1942 WLA Harley Oldschool Bobber motorcycle which is adorned with striking bomber nose art on the gastank.

Photo of 1942 WLA Flathead Harley Oldschool Bobber motorcycle with custom bomber nose art on the gastank. The "A" in "WLA" stands for "Army". This was one of the many Harley Liberators produced by the Harley Davidson Motor Company for the US Army between 1940 and 1945.

Rob hand made the exhaust pipes.

Photo of 1942 WLA Flathead Harley Oldschool Bobber motorcycle with custom bomber nose art on the gastank.

Harley Oldschool Bomber Art

Photo of 1942 WLA Flathead Harley Oldschool Bobber motorcycle with custom bomber nose art on the gastank. Rob's Harley WLA Liberator Bobber stands out of the crowd with her true oldschool bomber nose art on the gastank!

Photo of Miss Aligned custom bomber nose art on the gastank of a 1942 WLA Flathead Harley Oldschool Bobber motorcycle. The "Miss Aligned" custom paintwork on Rob's Harley Liberator was inspired by the "Heavenly Body" and "Georgia Peach" nose art as displayed on WW2 B24 Liberator bombers. It resembles the classic pose of a godess flying into the wind.

1942 WLA Flathead Engine

Photo of 1942 Harley Flathead engine. Here's a better view of the 1942 Harley Flathead engine. The WLA has a 45ci low compression V twin.

1942 Harley WLA Springer Fork

Photo of 1942 WLA Flathead Harley Oldschool Bobber motorcycle with custom bomber nose art on the gastank.

Photo of 1942 WLA Flathead Harley Oldschool Bobber motorcycle with custom bomber nose art on the gastank.

Harley Flathead Bobber Friends

Photo of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead and 1946 Harley WL Flathead Oldschool Bobber motorcycles. Here's Rob's 1942 WLA alongside his friend Scott's 1946 WL. Both bikes are fine examples of the Harley Davidson Flathead oldschool bobber tradition and make a beautiful pair!

(August 2009)

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