I am working on finishing my basement and did most of the framing with wood. However I am putting in a wood stove that requires a small corner of the basement be framed with metal studs. I've never worked with them before. I had to special order 20 gauge metal studs from Home Depot so they would be strong enough to hold wonderboard and slate tiles, however I didn't get an tracks for the top and bottom. So my question is this: Can I just use the studs as tracks if I cut off the flange portion of the stud? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
P.S. If you don't know the answer to this question, but you know of an on-line resource about working with metal studs I'll take that instead!