Ive been having issues with my brakes
; one side would lock up and the other side wouldn't. So I decided to pull the drums and investigate. I expected to take everythign apart, clean and lube all pivot points and everything would work better.
When I got the drums off, one of the brake shoe linings had partly separated from the brake shoe, so I thought it best to replace the brake shoes.
When I got to the parts store, the counter guy knew exactly what I was looking for and said that a complete backing plate is slightly cheaper then just brake shoes. So I went home with two complete backing plates.
The problem has turned out to be removing the old backing plates. 10 years of rust hasn't completely seized the nuts holding the backing plates to the flanges. With a lot of work I have one backing plate removed. The second one is a huge hassle.
The nuts will loosen a few turns, and then the whole stud turns in the backing plate. I've drilled one of the heads off, and mostly broken the head off.
What I'm hoping at this point is a nut splitter will work to remove the nuts from the studs. Any suggestions are appreciated.
-- Dan Meyer