I install the front latch before riviting all the time. I have built about about 80-100 krinks and that is my perfered method of installing the catch. It's much easier. The only problem and its minor is the latch is in your way when you rivet on the oppsite side. You just need to put a spacer under the front of the receiver when you are smashing the rivet. It's really no problem at all.Whaledriver said:Is it better/easier to install the sidefolder front latch before riveting the front trunnion or vice versa?