I'm replacing the rear drum brakes on my '54 Land Cruiser. I've got everything positioned and now I'm ready to install the springs. I'm having a hell of a time, the lower anchor spring just doesn't want to pull across to the opposite hole. I'm just using a pair of vice grips, which could be the problem.
1) Any particular order on how to install these? Should the bottom spring go in first? And then the top 2 springs? It seems that I need a LOT of force to get these springs spread.
2) Any kind of tools that could help me? Is there a trick to this that I'm missing?