I am in the process of rebuilding a wagon. It has been modified and had auto tires on it. The issue is the rear axle is the front axle from an auto and it is really old. I would like to plumb into those brakes and use them but I am not sure what kind of rabbit hole I might end up with trying to get parts etc. due to the age. The front axle is the original wooden axle with the ends cut off and axle stubs put on. I can easily change these out to a more modern set of wheels, hubs and brakes that I have.
My question out of all of this is have any of you used a wagon with only front brakes? I am not looking to stop the horses just hold it in place while people get off and on, maybe hold back on hills, etc.
Or do I need to just bite the bullet and get the rear brakes working?