Reminds me of vehicles we made in my neighborhood called "chugs". They were made of a board with two 2x4's nailed across it for axles. If neighbors left a lawnmower outside overnight the wheels would disappear. Those wheels were nailed onto the ends of the axles.
The deluxe models had steerable front axles and the more basic models were steered (sort of) by dragging a foot.
They were amazingly dangerous and fun.