Watch a Bobber Build
The latest evidence of Bobber popularity comes in the form of a thread in the AMCA website Community Forum covering a Bobber project being undertaken by 13-year-old Austin Williams, son of AMCA member Bob Williams. Austin is currently building a ’50s-style Bobber based on parts from a 1942 Harley-Davidson WLA, the main motorcycle used by American troops during the war.
Bob Williams started the Forum thread in mid-June, noting that Austin is “an A-B student, plays football, rides quads and is just a really good kid.” Recently, he said, his son expressed an interest in building his own Bobber to take to AMCA meets.
Thus began a project that has so far seen Austin tear down his original project bike, clean up all the parts, install the assembled motor in his repainted frame, lace up the spoked wheels and begin fitting the bodywork.
Austin’s Bobber will continue coming together this summer, and you can follow the progress online in the “Parking Lot Chatter” section of the AMCA website, available by clicking “Community Forum” under “Features” on the Club’s home page. Here’s a direct to the “Austin’s Bobber Build” thread: http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/bboard/showthread.php?19865-Austin-s-Bobber-Build
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