I'm 300 pounds and one of my scoots has nothing around the bucket at all and it holds up fine. I have broken one seat on a different scoot, and basically it felt like cheaper plastic.
Most body panels really aren't meant to support the seat. They're pretty much decoration.
You'd have to come up with a sort of ring to go under the lip that many seat buckets have and try to support it like that. Either that or build a more full frame below it, but that would really hinder you when trying to work on some things.
I was thinking about something like the frame you mentioned. Something that has a seat on it, is made out of metal and bolts on to the 4 mounting studs. I don't care if it is the stock seat. Even a bicycle seat just to use when I am testing things so I don't have to put the plastics back. I weigh around the same as you and the plastic seat bucket (original one) broke when I was riding it without the surrounding plastic.
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There have been peoplt that made posts that replace the seat bucket for support, but then the bucket wasn't used. Also people using bicycle and other custom seats. dexameth has a bicycle seat mounted farther back on his scoot.
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