For clarification on the brake drum removal trick: Do this.
Side note: as long as the tire is off, now is a good time to adjust valves, wipe down parts, check shocks, examine fuel lines, all that kind of stuff thats easy with you don't have a tire in your way. just Saying.
So your tire is mounted and on the ground. Vehicle is in gear, parking brake is on. Good. Put the big honking hex wrench on the big honking nut and cracking it down by hand at first, and then by body. Like this.
Get that friend of yours to help you bleed the brakes, adjust the rear stars.
Drive it carefully and test your work.
Drink something. I prefer beer. You may have something else.