Getting Vault Veteran Gear on PS4

So I have THC on PS4, but I played BL1&2 on Xbox 360, so I was never able to get the Vault Veteran gear (namely, the Crimson Lance helmet for Axton). But I was wondering if I could get it via PSNow. I tried creating a save on both BL1+2 via PS Now and uploading a save and then going back to The Handsome Collection and downloading it, but that didn’t pan out.

Is there a way to get this to work that I’m missing? Do I need to get a character to a certain point before I upload them?

I’m not aware of any way you can do this, no. The check for the prior saves is only run the first time the game runs. That said… I’ve gotten extra copies of heads/skins when I’ve started a boosted character on XB1 using the 5th DLC. I don’t know if that’s tied to previous saves/unlocks or a general thing; might be worth a shot?