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Turning the Brake Drum?

I can hear a loud rubbing sound from my rear end. It is quite loud. Since I just replaced my rear diff (twice) and rear shaft (Double cardon), there is little concern that it is coming from either place. Whatever it is, it's clearly tied to my drive train.

Coasting through a parking lot, hearing the sound pulse, it occurred to me that it may be the parking brake. I pulled on the parking-brake lever (which is VERY loose) enough to have the brake shoes touch the sides of the brake drum and... I'm thrilled to report the sound changed significantly.

I thank that is it!

So I'm going to rebuild the Parking Brake with new brake shoes. The question is, "should I have the drum turned while it's out of the car???" The pulsing sound certainly implies that it isn't perfectly round.

If so, is there anything special I need to know - or anything I should tell the tech?
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I can hear a loud rubbing sound from my rear end.
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My rear end was making a funny sound too. Ha ha. I took the parking brake drum apart and cleaned everything up then reassembled with the same parts and it has been in good shape ever since.
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I am considering an X-Brake. Just need to figure out if it works with GBR DC shafts that have an adapter plate.
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Look at the condition of the drum before bothering, but you should be able to have it turned - i just had the drums on my series turned. Some places will want to know the max diameter it can be turned to, but IMO since it's a hand brake you can wing it.
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