wookee, good guess, and I suppose it would work well for the gauges, but I have other plans for those.
The real destination for this part is where the factory radio goes. here's the factory mount
You can see this would never work for a large double din DVD/nav system, since they didn't have those back then.
Here's the test fit of the new mount
I think it'll work well, and have no visible hardware. It'll be attached from the rear before the glove box goes back in.