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Re: 72 chevelle door
If you can see the striker bolt through the lock mechanism, I think it has an inside torks head, you can loosen it a few turns and it may give you some play that may allow you to unlatch the door if it's bound up on the srtiker.
Last resort, if it looks like the head of the striker bolt will clear through the mechanism, you can unscrew it and pull it through the mechanism. Door open. If it doesn't pull through, you'll damage paint when you force the door open. I'm not100% sure that the large threads will pull through the large washer??? so last resort.