Q: Would it be hard to make this vehicle a daily driver?

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A 1964 Ford Thunderbird is for sale in my area for $500. I was skeptical so I contacted the owner and they said the problems with the vehicle is that the brakes are jammed, those are their exact words , I assume that means they're stuck? Also that the gas tank and fuel pump I'll need to be replaced. The vehicle cranks but does not start. Will this vehicle be a pain in the a** to fix or will it all pay off , especially for being only $500? I know a little about cars like how to replace the fuel pump and tank but can the fuel lines also have gone bad? And lastly will the listed problems be fixed at home? The interior and body are in relatively great shape, just very dirty.Thank you and have a nice day! My car has an automatic transmission.

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