I am in the process of building a 34 pickup and wanted a set of bomber seats. After looking around at what was on the market I decided to try my hand at building a set. The seats are loosely based of the Schick Johnson seat used in a P51 Mustang. First step was to sign up for a free trial of Autocad so that I could produce templates. After a bunch of mock ups I finally settled on a design and off the drawings went to be laser cut. I decided to use .065" aluminum which made for a very sturdy seat. Once I got them back all I needed to do was bend a few pieces, flare a few holes, and buck a whole lot of rivets. I still haven't decided on the edge detail. I'd like to match the channel that was used on the original seat but that will be really hard to bend. I might use a piece of round stock and slot it. It should be much easier to follow the curve of the sides. Here is a cost breakdown. Autocad - Free trial Laser cutting - $425 (which includes .065" 5056) Aluminum hat channel - $80 (eagle-aluminum.com) Part #3571 Rivet Gun - $50 (Ebay, used) Tools - $30 Clecos, bucking bar, and rivet sets ( yardstore.com , used) Flaring punches - $200 Allstar 1.5" and 2.5" Rivets - $25 (aircraftspruce.com) If anyone is interested in the CAD drawings I'd be happy to forward them.