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1948 Harley F Panhead Bobber

Trent of Atomic Custom from Edgewood, New Mexico, United States made available these photos of his 1948 Harley Model F Panhead Bobber.

Trent: "1948 F. I would say this bike is approximately 85% original parts. The only major non OE parts are: transmission (new repop), enclosed Primo Belt drive with Pro Clutch, and Morris G5 Magneto. There are small parts such as linkages, bolts, etc. that are not OE."

Photo of 1948 Harley Panhead Bobber by Trent of Atomic Custom. Trent: "Frame is 1948 (one year only frame). I repaired the rear tank mount, added a new neck lock, and installed a new seat post bushing. It is missing the toolbox mount. All casting numbers are fully intact and all forgings are in perfect condition. No repairs to neck or axle plates. Bottom tubes are perfect. Exhaust is NOS Superior."

Image of 1948 Panhead Model F Harley Bobber by Trent of Atomic Custom. Trent: "Springer is original painted and in excellent condition, no repairs or damage. Springer bars are in excellent condition as well. Both sides internals are fully intact with cables and work smoothly. Factory wiring is intact and in working order as well. OE grip on throttle side and what looks like a Chicago on the spark side."

Photo of 1948 Harley Panhead Bobber by Trent of Atomic Custom. Trent: "Sheetmeal is OE, but obviously the tanks are 52 year model. Tanks have some bodywork, and are in excellent condition. Rear fender has saddlebag mounts intact as well as stainless trim. No bodywork in rear fender, straight and smooth."

Photo of 1948 Harley Panhead Bobber by Trent of Atomic Custom.

1948 Harley Davidson Model F Panhead Motor

Image of 1948 Panhead Engine for Model F Harley Bobber by Trent of Atomic Custom. Trent: "Motor was built by Conneticut Performance Center. Andrews A grind, 9:1 pistons, lightened flywheels. Heads not modified at all. Linkert M74B carb provides fuel, Morris G5 provides spark. Lights provided by Cycle Electric 12v gennie."

Image of 1948 Panhead Motor for Model F Harley Bobber by Trent of Atomic Custom. Primary side of the 1948 Model F Panhead motor.

The Bobber Tail

Photo of 1948 Harley Panhead Bobber by Trent of Atomic Custom. Trent: "Taillight is an original BT&SE. Headlights are later model Panhead Guide spots."


Bobbers and BBQ, that's the way to go!

You are welcome to contact Trent at (505) 281 2520

Or email: "atomiccustom at gmail dot com"

Or visit the website: Atomic Custom

Meet Trent of Atomic Custom:

Photo of Trent of Atomic Custom riding his Harley Bobber. Trent:
        "An Atomic bike never puts form over function.
        I build bikes to be ridden.
        No fads, no fat tires, no nonsense."


Point in case.


Luck and Fate - Oldschool Tattoo. Photography by Gary Griffin


(November 2009)