I am building a hornet-pit too.
In the future i will share new information about my cockpit in the forum of my website: http://fa18simulator.weebly.com/forum.html#/project-reports/
Here is the link to the site: www.fa18simulator.weebly.com
This site is for collecting information about F/A-18 cockpits.
At the moment it hasn't got much information there, only a few links and measurements of the SJU-17 seat, but in the next time i will share my detailed plans with you.
I think next week i can post all important measurements for the cockpit.