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Have you backed off the shoes using the adjuster wheel at the bottom of the assembly?
On the bottom of the backing plate inside there is a rubber plug. Remove that and there is a toothed wheel in the hole. Turn the wheel with a screwdriver tip. One way tightens the shoes and the other way loosens. Turn the rotor as you turn the wheel and you will feel which way you need to turn. All the way til the wheel stops and then you can remove the drum from the hub.
If you don't care about the shoes look for the heads of the pins that hold the shoes on. grind those off and the shoes will come out with the rotor.
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You don't want to hammer the rotor back on at this point, the park brake shoes will drag. The plug is on the inside of the backing plate not in the rotor so raise and support the vehicle and get the plug out, back off the shoes and pull the rotor off.
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You can also find the heads of the pins that hold the shoes on at 3 and 9 o'clock on the inside of the backing plate. If you grind the heads off the pins the shoes will come off.