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Hi all!! It's been about 20 years since I've messed with drum brakes so I'm sure I'm missing something here. But, I'm in the process of replacing the shoes, springs, wheel cylinders, etc...on the front of my C10. I got everything put on but the new drum won't slide back on. I have the adjuster all the way in, the top of the shoe is butted up to the stud as it should be. I haven't pulled the driver side down (just so I had a point of reference while doing the passenger side) and everything seems to be in the correct place. I can't figure it out for the life of me....HELP!!!!!
 

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Thank you once again 406Rich! Appears that this write up is for the rear and I'm currently fighting with the front drum, that shouldn't matter though, correct? I retraced all my steps based on these pics and everything is where it should be. I've cracked open the bleeder just to relieve any pressure that may have been in there, the shoes are in the correct spots, the adjuster is all the way in and it looks to me as if there is no more room for the whole assembly to compress any further. Should I just tear it back down and start over??
 

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Here's a pic of the set up but I think I may have not put the short show on. Let me know what you see but I think that's the issue
 

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I found the isue...short and long shoes were mixed up. Thanks for the input though 406Rich!! Once again you've come thru!
 

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Thanks for the help everyone!! I indeed had the adjuster in the wrong spot...been a lot of years since I've been in a set of drums! Funny thing is, I hadn't torn down the drivers side yet but that wasn't standing out to me!!!
 
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