For those who do not know I decided to endeavor upon the most basic of restorations on this 1959 Lincoln Capri. The car weighs well over 5,000 pounds and has been sitting in the mud for over 20 years now. During that time inevitably the drum brakes located up on the car. Now I have changed brakes before, a lot of times actually, however I have never messed with drum brakes. I know the basics of how they work but that is about all I know. With some help I am planning to put the car up on some jacks and hopefully unlock the drum brakes. I am not sure how to do this though and would love some help. If anyone knows how to unfreeze the brakes or can direct me to a good video on how to do it that would be greatly appreciated. And for the record we already tried pulling it out with a 2000 F150. Could not move the car one inch.

TLDR: I need help, if you could tell me how to unlock frozen drum brakes that have been sitting for 20 years that would be fantastic.

Thanks guys here are a few more pictures for your time!


Disclaimer: These are older pictures taken before I chopped down all the bushes!

If you stayed this far you much really want to help me so here is Porsche emblem for your time!