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Just got a 66 mustang,car is sitting in a garage and needs to be towed out to my house.just put tires on it,old ones were drie rotted.car has sat in garage for over 15 yrs.problem is car wont move,jacked it up and found the rear wheels are very hard to spin,are the brakes froze up?if so what do i have to do?

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This sounds like the drums rusted up and the shoes are frozen to drum, i would adivse the tow truck driver he can hook up the car and rock it back and forth to free up the wheels, you could also remove the wheels and drums but its going to be a bit of a job, if you loosen the brake shoe adjusters down then try to remove the wheel or just loosen the adjusters to have it towed then repair it,15 years the adjusters may be frozen but its wroth a try, i would try the tow truck first, this is a coomon thing when cars sit, he or she may know how to rock it and free it up, good luck and hope this helps.

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If only the rear tire's are lock, you can still have it towed to your home, set rear of car on jack stands, remove tire, with hammer hit all around brake drum till it breaks loose, used a prie bar on wheel studs, over one and under an other one so you can turn drum.

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