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Prior to putting the rear assembly back together I thought I'd replace the brake shoes. Just wanted to confirm a couple of things as a little confused having looked at the existing shoes. Bit long winded but please bear with me. 1. As I understand the leading shoe, ( more metal at the top ) should be in the direction of rotation..towards the front of the car. Therefore looking at the hub leading shoe on the left, trailing shoe on the right. I ask this as Picture1( IMG 3869 ) shows the passenger hub on the left and the drivers side on the right, both with the leading shoe on the right or back edge when fitted to the car. 2. The slot in the shoe for the hand break lever is in the leading shoe, so the shoe foremost should apply pressure to the hub. Is this correct. In my case the rear shoe applies the pressure. 3. Picture 2 ( IMG 3870 )shows the orientation of the handbrake levers and picture 3 ( IMG 3871) shows the relation between the lever of the passenger side hub and the handbrake cable. It looks to me, but I could be very wrong hence asking those who know. That the hubs assemblies have been put on the wrong side of the car. To confirm this could you advise. That the leading shoe ( more metal at the top) should be towards the front of the car and applies pressure to the hub on the face nearest the front of the car when the handbrake is applied. The handbrake lever should also face forward as per the hub without the rubber glove on in picture 2. If this is the case I suppose I could swap the hubs over and re-route the handbrake cable in front of the bumps stop on the trailing arm. Thanks for your endurance.