I have attached some pics of my 64 dash pad. The 64 & 65 are the same except for the grain of the vinyl. The GTO Restoration Guide shows the same mounting for both years (see pic #4
) and does NOT
show a mounting stud at the driverís side.
The two holes you referenced would be correct for the passenger side as seen in pic #1
. A good portion of the pad is held in place by three of the screws that hold the instrument cluster (holes shown in pic #2
). In pic #3
you can see a hole on the driverís side which appears that a stud was to be used but isnít, so no hole on the divers side dash. I can only speculate why: first, the OEM pad uses a metal core which is pretty rigid, the three screws hold the pad firmly, and the driverís side is short and adequately supported by the metal core, and second, I believe it was an assembly line issue with the driverís side stud. The dash trim, switches, wiring routing, etc., were installed through the dash opening, then the cluster installed, then the dash pad. Trying to reach up past the ignition switch, and most likely the parking brake pedal to install the nut would be too time consuming on the line.
Donít know what type of pad you plan on using, OEM or aftermarket. The video referenced above is a good starting point, but that is for the install of an aftermarket pad with the fiber glass core, DOES require a hole at the driverís side and does NOT have the holes in the center as the OEM. My 64 had the factory pad and no stud at the driverís side. Messed up the pad and replaced it with a 65 (later found another 64 pad) again no driverís side mounting stud.