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97 Rear Brake Question

I feel I need to check and possibly replace my rear brake shoes before an upcoming long trip I'm taking. I've done lots of drum brake in the past but never on this F250 type rear diff. What is the best method to removing the rear drums? Is there threaded holes to use a puller? Or do I simply need to back off the brake shoes as much as possible and then the drum will come right off? I just want pointers and suggestions before I start the job so it will go as smooth as possible. Thanks.
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Jack the truck up, release the e brake, pull wheel off, pull drum off. If it sticks, try backing off the adjustment screw. If it is still sticking, get out a hammer and hit it.

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Are the rear drums commonly hard to remove?
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I've backed off my adjustment screw a long way and still can't get the rear drums off. What's up? I'm using a brass drift with a hammer on the outside edge of the flange and they won't budge. A retired mechanic in my area said some of these trucks had drums and hubs made in 1 piece. He said you had to remove the axle, then the large retaining nut to pull the drum/hub as 1 assembly. Is this true? I'm having one heck of a time and need help please
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