artificer wrote:It really doesn't matter if the shoes are the same length as long as they are the long ones & some brake shops particularly with bonded linings/shoes will return them that way....
The picture indicates they are both short & that is not good. It may also indicate 2 long ones on one side of the axle assy & 2 short on the other, that is bad.
Also it is good practice to chamfer off the ends of the new linings slightly so they are not square
I note that an oil seal is sitting on the spindle & if this one was not taken off, fitted to the hub properly with greased lip, but left like depicted, the hub may not be pulled right home, thus the bearings loose & that seal not in the hub fully or properly. If left like that you will possibly have a strange scraping noise.