Re: stupid question-drum removal
the drum should come off.drums can be a real pain in the a$$ as i see you have found. go to the back side of your backing plate and turn the adjuster like you were adjusting them down. the more you loosen the shoes will draw away from the drum and allow the drum to come off. it still may need alittle persuation with a hammer. oh just in case you don't know where the adjuster is, it is a oblong slot at the bottom of the backing plate. there should be a little rubber plug that goes in it so you'll have to remove that. then look inside the slot and you will see a ring with teeth on it and that is what you turn. just use a screw driver. i can't remember which way to turn it but i am pretty sure you rotate it down. hope this helps.
80 cj5 "high 5"
stretched to 100" wb