Thanks for the reply.
The same day I posted this, I finally found out how to remove them form another site, the trick for me was to try and figure out what size bolt to use!! Luckily I have the ever essential "bucket o' bolts in my shed and found two that were the right size, I threaded them in and alternated the turns and the drum just popped right off!
I've worked on drums brakes a lot, seeing as most of my cars have been older American models, so it was no biggie once the drums were off...but honsetly, taking them apart and reassembling them had to be the easiest ones I ever worked on!
Now when I changed the brakes, front and rear, it was due to a kind of "grinding" noise...you know the sound that happens when the pad has no material left and you are doing metal to metal :crying: ...well when I looked at them, all pads and shoes where still very thick, no metal to metal contact at all, but they did look kind of glazed, so I changed them all out anyway.
Now I got a loud squeek from the front when I brake...I followed all the insturctions in the manual and reassembled them, but it can be kind of loud from time to time, especially when it has rained...anyone got any ideas on how to eliminate this? Do I need to remove the front pads and apply anything to the back of the pads, like the lube that American cars use? They didn't come with anything to put on the back like that, do I need to buy anything special?