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    Oldsmobile trucks in 1936 used a 213ci side valve engine (same as the passenger car line) and 4 speed transmission.  The truck was offered as a 2½ ton (12,300lb gross) model with dual rear wheels and a lower rated 1½ ton (9300lb gross) model with single rear wheels. Two wheelbases were offered being 131" and 157".    Available bodies listed were;

    131" wheelbase models.
    Chassis only, with cowl
    Cab only
    Cab with platform and coaming
    Cab with platform, coaming and Drop Sides
    Cab with 1 1/2 yard steel tipper, manual hoist (2 1/2 yard on 2 1/2 ton models)
    Cab with 1 1/2 yard steel tipper, hydraulic hoist (2 1/2 yard on 2 1/2 ton models)

    151" wheelbase models.
    Chassis only, with cowl
    Cab only
    Cab with platform and coaming
    Cab with platform and Drop Sides
    Cab with platform, coaming and Drop Sides


    A European '36 Truck

(appears to have an older style cab than the Australian model)



    1936 1½ ton Drop Side Truck

    131" wheel base, 9,300 lb gross weight



    1936 2½ ton Drop Side Truck

    157" wheelbase, 12,300 lb gross weight




    1936 2½ ton Platform Truck

    157" wheelbase, 12,300 lb gross weight




    1936 2½ ton TipperTruck

    131" wheel base, 12,300 lb gross weight


1936 Truck Colours

Body Colour Code
Aurora Red AURA
Billiard Green BLLD