Custom King: Team collective
Having been involved last year in rescuing a genuine barn find 1943 WLC ’45, Reading H-D wanted to recreate a bike with a similar patina of many hard miles ridden across country and a ‘shed built’ evolution into a unique custom bike. “Dirty Deeds” has been influenced by the team at Reading Harley-Davidson – along with a huge amount of involvement from the future owner – to create many one-off aspects to this bike, and been beautifully put together by Jimmy Soru in the workshop.
Trying to replicate a 1943 Harley-Davidson WLC to the last bolt thread is never going to be easy. Getting the paint to look spot on has been a huge challenge for Gary at Surrey Customs. However, the crew at Reading Harley-Davidson feel he has absolutely nailed it. The plated rear fender and Turbo air cleaner hark back to the days of using what you had lying around to keep you on the road… built, not bought!
H-D Brass Collection: hand grips, footpegs, engine covers etc. Other components: Hugger-style rear fender – hand finished with a surprise! Garrett turbo machined and modified into an air cleaner/intake Hand fabricated/modified exhaust system. Amen Sportster fuel tank with custom modifications.