Neat....I've been watching your thread over on VRC and waiting to see these pix, are you pleased with how it turned out?
I couldn't be happier. I had a Brave a long time ago, one of my first "real" mountain bikes. I saw this frame and got lucky. I got it straight from Tom Teesdale himself. According to him there were 5 Chiefs built. He provided the original decals. Cyclart did the original artwork for Brave Cycles and they are 3 miles from my house. They did a fantastic job.
The build will consist of a barely used 1st gen XTR group, cranks, shifters, levers, deraillers and hubs. NOS Suntour Rollercams, NOS XT post (unless I can find an XTR). I always wanted something unique like this. I can't wait to get it built.
1936 Wards Hawthorne Silver King
1941 Schwinn Excelsior
1993 Brave Cycles Chief
2008 Ellsworth Epiphany