Wow, I started browsing lightning forums to see whether any of my old friends were out there, fell down the rabbit hole and came across this thread.
TK3RDL, some of what you said is not correct. I worked for the owner part time and was sitting there talking with him when you called in October of 2003 to order more W140's. He declined. You then asked whether we would sell parts. He declined. You hung up on him. I remember it quite well, for several reasons.
Anyway, I know the owner didn't ask for payment in full up front from you, or anyone, before building them.
In 2003 we built at least several other W140's beyond whatever the number was that we sold you. I did some of the assembly.
MISTERgadget, what you say is not quite correct. It's not that Works did themselves/ourselves in, it's that the owner could have chosen to keep building those parts but decided not to. Considering for example Tim/TK3RDL who as we see above is demonstrating his personality by going out of his way over 13 years later to call someone not a gentleman, I think the owner did the right thing for saying no to continuing along the same path with the same people.
To answer your original question Bradon I know at least a couple units are out here in California because I saw one on an L at a car show.