Which way would the spring on the bar face on the passenger side? I see the drivers side spring was facing towards the front of the car but I’m not entirely sure. I’ll have to completely disassemble the passenger side drum tomorrow since half of it fell apart. Looks awfully irritating lolThe bar was likely not placed correctly, it's Easley done if you don't check your work. Just replace anything that looks damaged along with the retainer springs that hold the shoes on, they don't take much abuse.
pull the opposite drum to make sure everything is correct on both sides.