Makes me glad I'm 5'7".....to play off of what CB said, as just an idea. You could post a craigslist ad and say someone can use your shop to do the work. Given how many people are out of work these days, I have no doubt that there is someone in Texas skilled in fab work who is currently out of work and would be willing to work on your bus for a decent price.
"Courage is not the absence of fear. Many couragious people have been terrified out of their wits. They are just tired and can't take anymore" Cptn. 'Hawkeye' Pierce.