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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CMJAnew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2010 at 4:06pm
So much for the beating the crap out of the drums. I used a dead blow hammer, swinging as hard as I could while maintaining control. NO luck what-so-ever. Absolutely NO indication these drums are coming off.
Did I mention the key ways?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CMJAnew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jul 2010 at 9:28pm
Here are the most recent photos of my issues - LOL - any more suggestions before I roll this truck down into my swamp?




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2010 at 6:16am
are u absolutely sure the brake shoes aren't stuck to the drums? if a heavy hammer doesn't loosen it then use a torch to heat the drum. heat it evenly around the center to avoid warping. or u could try using a big puller similar to those used to pull off steering wheels
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CMJAnew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2010 at 7:03am
I am absolutely sure about NOTHING! That said, I can turn the drum with only nominal drag. There doesn't seem to be an access hole for turning back the cylinder.
Heat is the next plan. If that doesn't work, swamp......
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote smooth620 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2010 at 7:15am
before u give her a viking funeral i would look at the problem from all angles. sometimes after pondering the problem for a long while i find the answer to be a simple solution like a lightbulb that lit up above my head and i say 'WTF?! why didn't i think of that sooner!' anyway, don't fret or stress over it. sleep on it for awhile and it'll come to u. soon. hopefully.
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Have you tried both sides and does the drum move at all?  Weird that there isn't some rubber grommet covering the shoe adjustment screw...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CMJAnew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Jul 2010 at 8:32pm
I have beat the crap out of both sides. I can turn the drum with a little drag.  I'll have to make it more stable on the jack stands and go under to get a better look.  I'm seriously thinking this may be the first attempt at removing the drums in the last 50 years.
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I would be willing to bet that the drum has a groove worn in it and the pads are caught in the groove.  Just get it secured nicely and take a look on the back side.  Look for a small opening that's about the size of a 3/4" paper clip.  Could be covered by a rubber grommet.
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If the groove is the case, what do you think the odds (seeing how you're a gambler) are I can turn back the adjuster? Will they be 'righty-tighty / lefty-loosey'?
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You may have to do trial and error, I don't remember.   As in turning it one direction then try to remove the drum.  If unsuccessful turn in the opposite direction.  It's not much of a gamble but just a list of about 5 options! LOL

  • A quick reference to my service manual says "turn down the adjuster wheel with a screwdriver to spread brake shoes"
So I would start by turning it down to pull the shoes away from the drum(theoretically).  Then take the BFH to the shoulder to see if it has loosened up.  I would pay attention to the keyway as to not damage it while you're tapping.  
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