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re-locking brakes, you may well take the hub off and eveything will look ok, but all is not, i have found that the car will be ok driving forward, but when you reverse using braking the car jolts to a halt, when this happens check the position of the handbrake lever, it may have changed, the problem is the handbrake lever linkage inside the drum where it is rivited on to shoe is jamming "corrosion" causing the trailing shoe to grab in reverse it can become so corroded that the return spring cant pull it back off .
Solution= take trailing shoes off, make sure you free the attached h/brake lever and put a little oil in rivet and re-fit, other posts are also correct, shoes can come off, but you can see this when you eventually get the drum off. remember to slacken the adjuster and collapse the the shoes inside the drum, reset when job done, makes life easier
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